Noob question - Spec vs Miles
Hi, new to the forum and about to buy an MCS but having difficulty choosing between a couple, so wanted to speak to you guys and gals for some advice...
Having seen a few S's, I've found 2 early 2005 models both of which I'd be really happy with. Both very good condition, both have the chili pack and are both priced the same (about a fiver under the £9k mark). However, there are some subtle differences...
One has done approx 56k miles, has full service history (although not all BMW) and 3 previous owners, but also has a few nice extras: full leather, official auto steering wheel (stereo controls, cruise control), harman kardon stereo and privacy glass. Looking at the 2007 mini site this looks like £900+ of extras.
The other misses these features, but has done much fewer miles at 26k, has had one owner, 18 months tlc left (1 service done, next due now) and has just got new tyres. The red security light on the indicator stalk is also on the right v the left like on most other MCS' I've seen - not sure why but would appreciate enlightenment!
Anyway, I'm trying to weigh up the extra spec vs the much fewer miles and some remainder tlc pack (for example, is this really worth it?) and would really appreciate advice from people in the know. Personally, I really love all the extras, but worried if this is making me biased!
So, what do you reckon?