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Must be a special option on mine then.....
yeah I noticed the option for that too - must be if you have sat nav I think


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I am gealous, missing out on an extra bong, I feel ripped off
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Hi yes, it was the dealers launch car but still think i did well, as i got the mentioned 700 discount for doing the deal before year end, and also tyre insurance thrown in ,and the tlc package and finally the seal and protect added, all for 21k OTR.
The car is pepper white with full sunroof anthracite head lining checker kit fitted and 17" pace alloys with sports suspension bi zenon head lights.
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p.s does any body else play mini bash back with thier kids
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Driving along in our Mini is like driving during a musical orchestra - Always bonging!! Washer level low is our current bong at the moment. A bong each hour has to be the only bong that has never been explored in ours The EM light was on for 5 or 6 months last year, and every time it was switched on, the s*****g thing bonged - I think we've begun to wear the bonger out
You want to thank yourself do don't own a PT cruiser, my last car ,the bongs in that were damn right annoying
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My wife has had 2 issues with her Clubman Cooper.

She picked it up on the 22nd December.

The 1st Problem (1st week) was that the when the windows drops when opening the door and then goes back up when closed. It didnt return to the same position. Left gap between window and frame.

She rang Mini emergency service and they were out within the hour.


The 2nd Problem (Last sunday) the clubman door would not open. Trying the door handle and nothing happened.

We drove it straight to Robert Stern and they gave us a Convertible didnt have anything else. (Didn't like it at all) They looked at it monday and it was fine. But they said it was more than likely connected to the previous issue and ordered the parts to change the window and door mechanics.

And they brought out a Clubman S for us, as Convertible was not practical for wife needs. I had a drive in the S and it was nice, But actually perfered the softer drive of the cooper clubman. (This coming from me who has a MCS)

We have got the car back now and all seems fine.

And i was very impressed with both Mini emergency Services and Robert stern for sorting the problems out so quickly.

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luckily not too many bongs, but having had the use of a cooper for the last month (after the factory delayed my order...any others experienced this?) i began to appreciate the graphic on start up displaying the seat belts being worn in the back seats. I was dissappointed to see this didn't feature on my new clubman ( in a car designed primarily for back seat passengers...go figure!) I have raised this with my dealer, they are awiaiting response from Mini uk. Anyone else had any experience of this?
Other than that all is just peachy. Enjoying the extra cossiting over my 03 cooper s, and loving the sport button for the ( running in restricted) occasional blast.
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and loving the sport button for the ( running in restricted) occasional blast.
I've gone for Sport Button (but only so I don't have any blanked off switches/buttons! ) Does it make that much difference? Haven't driven one with it yet (my 24hr test car was petrol and had no sport button, but my ordered Clubbie is a Dooper with - go figure!).

Interested as to what it could actually do to the accelerator and steering - picking mine up next Fri so not long to wait I guess, but any owners thoughts appreciated.

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It firms up the steering quite a bit. The steering is light and ideal for town use the sport button just adds that bit more weight to the feel. Its ideal for motorways and the open road. As for the power it doesnt feel as noticeable as the S wereit feels like an overdirve but it adds some urgency to proceedings and a tad more noise.

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And another thing....has anyone noticed that if you leave the rear wipers switched on when you leave the car they don't come on again when you start up? You have to turn them off then on again!!
And another 'And another thing' On my old 2003 cooper s I'm sure if you already had the front wipers on and engaged reverse the rears would come on too. In the new clubman this is not the case. They go on to full time when you reverse if you already have them on intermitant, but do nothing if not switched on and reversing......any others experienced this?

PS nothing from dealer about rear seat belt graphic on start up , see earlier thread, anyone....?

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I think we've begun to wear the bonger out
Don't worry, there will be 3 short bongs followed by one long to warn you that the bonger is low
(and I too have been left standing in a puddle of diesel when "rounding up" )
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And another thing....has anyone noticed that if you leave the rear wipers switched on when you leave the car they don't come on again when you start up? You have to turn them off then on again!!
And another 'And another thing' On my old 2003 cooper s I'm sure if you already had the front wipers on and engaged reverse the rears would come on too. In the new clubman this is not the case. They go on to full time when you reverse if you already have them on intermitant, but do nothing if not switched on and reversing......any others experienced this?

PS nothing from dealer about rear seat belt graphic on start up , see earlier thread, anyone....?
I have noticed ...I have had to restart the rear wipers after leaving them switched on.
The full time reverse thing is a good idea Minis used to be good with wipers and after the 05 upgrade they took a step backwards and didnt even self park when you stopped the ignition.
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Had a missing rubber seal on the pasenger door like others have noted.

I also had the drivers seat folder mechanism cable come off.
Went in to tell them last thursday. Had it fixed the day after (Friday) And a good wash too!

Great service. Even cleaned the carpets/matts for me.

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SO...has anyone actually got a passenger door seal, was it fitted already or have you had the dealer fit one after you've pointed it out. Mine hasn't got one either and I wanna know if it's worth bothering the dealer about, please advise...

Also, I know I've mentioned it already, but has anyone in the clubman world got the rear seat belt graphic in the rev counter when they start the car. This was fitted to a courtesy cooper I had prior to my clubman arriving, but isn't on my car, bloomin annoying as I thought this was a great way of letting me know when the kids had finished putting their belts on and I could drive away. Again, if there's anyone out there with any answers please advise.....
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I have been told and I do believe that a passenger door 'seal' isn't fitted to the passenger door anymore, so it is not missing, just simply not fitted anymore.

As for the rear seatbelt light. I do get a red warning light in the display of the rev counter and a bong of course if I don't put my seatbelt on quick enough after driving off - down my private drive of course This light comes on if there is someone sitting in a seat and they take their seat belt off, that is driver front and rear passengers.........Unless anyone knows different?

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