Hello all from Kentucky! First time MCS owner! - MINI Cooper Forum

Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2014, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Local Time: 07:15 PM
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United States
 
United-States Hello all from Kentucky! First time MCS owner!

Hello everyone! I'm new to both MINIs and forums, so please be gentle

I recently bought my beautiful grey 2013 MINI Cooper S and, honestly, I'm finding it very difficult to stay out of the car. I've been coming up with all kinds of excuses just to get in my MINI and zip off to somewhere... anywhere!

Let me give the readers a little background about myself and the vehicles that led me to this match-made-in-heaven. I've owned 3 Mazda MX-5's, the NA, NB, and NC (those are 3 of the Miata body styles for the confused), and I've absolutely and completely enjoyed driving them all! The power to weight ratio was great, the balance was almost perfectly 50/50, and they hugged the road beautifully! After my last roadster, I traded in for a Silverado because I felt like I needed a pickup truck for some reason... I didn't, but I held on to the truck for a little over 5 years.

Then... my opportunity arrived.

Last week, I decided that the fuel consumption of a big truck was way more than I wanted to continue to pay. I thought to myself, "I want another small car for the gas mileage benefits and so I'm no longer the first person people would call asking to help them move." I started looking at my old go-to, the Mazda... but I felt like I wanted to be different this time around. I looked at all the vehicles that were closest to what I was after, and then... MINI!!! I ran across a used 2013 MINI Cooper S and I fell in love at first sight. I immediately called up the dealership to make sure they still had it on the lot, and they DID! That same day, I drove my gas guzzling pickup to the MINI dealership at which I found it (3+ hours) and took a test drive. The first set of curves I saw, I took at full-force! She handled like a dream! She took the corners, chewed them up, and spit them out behind us like nothing had ever happened! It was magnificent!! After a lengthy test drive (30 or so minutes of fun) I returned to the lot and basically said "WHERE DO I SIGN!?!?".

Today marks our first entire week together and I will not let her go easily when and if that time ever comes.

I have not been able to stop thinking about driving her when I'm not, and I can only think of fun places to take her when I am behind the wheel! I've been on the internet looking up aftermarket parts as well as fun little accessories, accouterments, and trinkets that will assuredly make me look obsessed with MINI... and I'm not sure that's a bad thing! I want to start personalizing her as soon as humanly possible! I already have a wishlist (or 2... maybe 3...) of upgrades I want to make. Things like intake, recirc/blowoff valve, add some gauges (boost, water temp, oil press, etc.)... all kinds of fun stuff!!

To close, I'd like to say hello and thank you all for contributing to this forum (I've already learned so much!) and I look forward to getting to know you!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0518_edit.JPG
Views:	41
Size:	274.8 KB
ID:	175945  
Cazalicious is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time mini owner 08SClubman Welcome New Members 4 Jan 6th, 2015 08:33 AM
Hi everyone! New MCS owner in Nebraska JeremyNebraska Welcome New Members 1 Feb 13th, 2013 11:23 PM
First Time MINI owner and have some ?'s BipGat Welcome New Members 1 Jan 17th, 2013 10:27 PM
Newbie MCS owner from Scotland rosslamb Welcome New Members 2 Oct 26th, 2012 11:00 AM
First Time Mini Owner JZS Welcome New Members 0 Jul 29th, 2012 04:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome