Hi Mini Owners!
I'm Dave, I have been using this site a lot recently after purchasing 3 weeks ago a 2003 Mini Cooper S.
I had been toying with the idea of purchasing a car for a while (I live and work in Japan originally from Essex) and thought...why not...after debating to go VW like I had previous, I thought it would be a novelty to the locals to see an English guy whipping around in a Mini Cooper
After a few visits to some dealerships...I came across this little gem..2003 Mini Cooper S in Electric Blue...one owner from new, FSH with only 26,000 miles on the clock. In Japan, people rely mainly on public transport and have cars just for fun (extremely expensive to own a car here... much work to do before I could actually pick up the car!) hence the low miles...Half leather, heated seats, heated front window, Harman sound system, Xenons, all maintenance done at BMW...absolute mint exterior!
I recently changed the wheels from the original 16" to original Mini 17" (not sure the name of them!) in white. She drives like a dream...but 3 small things that are playing on my mind and would appreciate some feedback...
1. Steering ever so slightly pulls left...Alignment issues??
2. SC belt..it says the V belt was changed in 2013...is the V belt the SC belt and should I get this checked again and possibly replaced?
3. Clutch pedal "creeks" when car is warm...?
Part of my negotiations (as the dealer would not budge on price) was that he gave it a full service (all oils changed, filters, plugs and battery...as well as tint the rear windows!) so am wondering if they would have checked the belt also??
Thanks Guys and look forward to using the site!!