Hello all from Kentucky! First time MCS owner! - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


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

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi everyone! New MCS owner in Nebraska JeremyNebraska Welcome New Members 1 Feb 13th, 2013 10:23 PM
First Time MINI owner and have some ?'s BipGat Welcome New Members 1 Jan 17th, 2013 09:27 PM
Newbie MCS owner from Scotland rosslamb Welcome New Members 2 Oct 26th, 2012 10:00 AM
First time mini owner 08SClubman Welcome New Members 3 Oct 2nd, 2012 01:41 AM
First Time Mini Owner JZS Welcome New Members 0 Jul 29th, 2012 03:31 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 26th, 2014, 02:16 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Local Time: 08:09 AM
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:	37
Size:	274.8 KB
ID:	175945  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi everyone! New MCS owner in Nebraska JeremyNebraska Welcome New Members 1 Feb 13th, 2013 10:23 PM
First Time MINI owner and have some ?'s BipGat Welcome New Members 1 Jan 17th, 2013 09:27 PM
Newbie MCS owner from Scotland rosslamb Welcome New Members 2 Oct 26th, 2012 10:00 AM
First time mini owner 08SClubman Welcome New Members 3 Oct 2nd, 2012 01:41 AM
First Time Mini Owner JZS Welcome New Members 0 Jul 29th, 2012 03:31 PM

» Recent Threads
First Left-Hand Drive Driving School
Yesterday 06:46 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:08 PM
1 Replies, 162 Views
Missing fuse
Today 06:55 AM
Last post by mayburyds
Today 08:18 AM
2 Replies, 106 Views
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect"
Feb 14th, 2014 09:49 AM
by igooba
Last post by minifr3ak
Today 08:01 AM
8 Replies, 1,931 Views
Cancel Sat Nav instruction
Yesterday 06:05 AM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:52 AM
4 Replies, 250 Views
Speedo and tach gauge face plate change
Today 07:29 AM
Last post by karlos9191
Today 07:31 AM
1 Replies, 83 Views
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts
Apr 14th, 2014 12:56 AM
Last post by AutoTrackDay
Today 03:23 AM
14 Replies, 2,040 Views
2007 mini cooper s block repair
Today 01:58 AM
by jsroyse
Last post by jsroyse
Today 01:58 AM
0 Replies, 135 Views
Mini Cooper Clubman Power Loss
Jul 19th, 2014 04:14 PM
Last post by Stevetv175
Yesterday 10:40 PM
1 Replies, 324 Views
Body Flex - roof wont raise !
Yesterday 08:52 PM
Last post by redditchmini
Yesterday 08:52 PM
0 Replies, 145 Views
Finding Final Stage (Hedgehog) Resistor
Yesterday 08:48 PM
Last post by crackernibbles
Yesterday 08:48 PM
0 Replies, 153 Views
GTI vs Cooper S True Cost to Own?
Jul 21st, 2014 03:39 AM
by hkyktms
Last post by beken
Yesterday 08:43 PM
4 Replies, 816 Views
MINI Trailer project?
Yesterday 06:27 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 06:33 PM
2 Replies, 175 Views
2009 Radio Software Update
Yesterday 03:30 PM
by Tom_P
Last post by Tom_P
Yesterday 06:27 PM
2 Replies, 189 Views
2nd hand JCW Sytner Coventry
Jul 16th, 2014 06:38 PM
by LA3195
Last post by David T-H
Yesterday 06:10 PM
11 Replies, 1,062 Views
Car bucket list
Yesterday 04:11 PM
Last post by SeanC
Yesterday 05:43 PM
1 Replies, 160 Views
Electrical issues with a first gen cooper s
Jul 18th, 2014 04:55 PM
by BIG08
Last post by BIG08
Yesterday 05:36 PM
3 Replies, 484 Views
2005 Mini One intermittent starting issue
Jul 28th, 2014 07:27 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 01:59 PM
1 Replies, 272 Views
Limp Mode - Help?
Yesterday 12:32 PM
Last post by LukeyRRC
Yesterday 12:32 PM
0 Replies, 182 Views
Clubman rear window shattered in heat
Jul 28th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:48 AM
1 Replies, 265 Views
294mm Disc upgrade on Cooper SD 63 plate
Jul 28th, 2014 01:55 PM
Last post by elliot174
Yesterday 07:34 AM
2 Replies, 314 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:09 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2