Hi, my name is Marty and I'm a Mini-holic!
I've loved them from afar since the new Minis debuted, finally test drove a 2005 Mini Cooper two days ago, took delivery on it yesterday, and I'm still smiling today!
Its not fancy, but the mechanicals seem solid on first look, there are a slew of warning lights on (service engine soon, air bags, hood/bonnet/lift gate light, and the ubiquitous flat tire light.) I've already cleared/reinitialized the flat tire light thanks to the info I found here, and I've got a plan of attack for the airbag light. Eventually I hope to get them all conquered. But I figure that is part of the journey and I've always tried to put as much if not more emphasis on the journey as I do the destination.
Anyway I hope to be around here learning and asking questions and enjoying the ride!
Thanks in advance for all the help I'm sure is here, and I hope one day to contribute back to the community as much or more than I get out of it.
2005 R50 Mini Cooper