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post #16 of 83 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2008, 02:03 PM
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Got it on Friday after exactly 3 month's wait. It's the first Clubman D that Soper's have been able to get to a customer's spec and they say they won't be able to get any more for months.
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Got it on Friday after exactly 3 month's wait. It's the first Clubman D that Soper's have been able to get to a customer's spec and they say they won't be able to get any more for months.
Now that is very nice

....and a fellow chrome mirror fan to boot. What do you think of the chrome bits at the back?
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Ta very much!

I went for the chrome mirrors for practical reasons originally as I hoped they would resist the scuffing that's marred the looks of my previous cars - with power folding as the MINI is too wide to fit easily into my garage - and only realised afterwards that the chrome "bumpers" came with them as incidentals. They're OK but don't exactly excite me.

The parts of the spec I'm happiest about are the body colour roof and black "C"s as every other Clubman I've seen so far has had a contrasting roof and/or silver "C"s and looks just wrong to me!

The worst part is the DAB radio that simply doesn't work. (But I'm sure Soper's will fix that!)
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dlpruk, your BRG Clubman is stunning - love that interior color.

Have any of you seen the BRG Clubman with the leatherette interior? In the USA, the leatherette is a two tone black and grey... Can't afford that lovely Tuscan leather and am wondering how the BRG would be with the two tone black/grey upholstery. Am considering a BRG/Black.

P.S. Just a note to add that the USA's leatherette is NOT as it is pictured on the MINIUSA configurator...thankfully. Instead it is really quite a dark color all the way...if there is a difference in tones it is marginal.

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Very pretty - including its occupants, too! and such a speedy response, as well.

I see you have that very nice black leather with piping but I think it tells me that I'd be fine with the two tone blk/gry leatherette... Also - is that what they call "white silver" on the interior?

I imagine some of the choices that you have "over there" and what we have "over here" might be different. Had been contemplating the "piano black" but would love to save that $$ or put it towards something else.

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Ah yes, I see it...we have it here, too.

Very nice indeedy and thanks again for being so helpful. Hmm, much to ponder before I take the plunge.

Clearly you love your Clubman. From my brief test drive I liked it quite a bit and it didn't take me long to forget about the barn doors...at first, though, I felt as though I were driving a stretch limo.

I realize that looking at the brochure vs what's on the MINIUSA configurator that my dealership may well offer just plain black leatherette - which is what I'd prefer... Time will tell. Again, many thanks!

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Quick question - have you seen the BRG with a black roof? I'm wondering how that would look - too dark, more subtle? Also trying to find a photo of a Lightning Blue with black roof...am wondering if that combination might be too "bright" for me.


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Quick question - have you seen the BRG with a black roof? I'm wondering how that would look - too dark, more subtle? Also trying to find a photo of a Lightning Blue with black roof...am wondering if that combination might be too "bright" for me.
Yes, I've seen one and I think it's a much better combination than BRG/Silver. But think about the sunroof: if you spec that it would introduce another colour, or tone, over a large proportion of the roof area and I think the result would look messy compared with BRG/Body Colour roof/Black Cs.

But then I would think that!
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Um, isn't the sunroof surround black? As much as I enjoyed the sunroof on my first MC, I don't have it on my current MC...and am thinking of saving that money and putting it towards some other extras such as MFSW, Bluetooth/iPod, Xenons, fog lights and at least the base mount roof rack (which we would install ourselves).

Decisions, decisions. It's almost too much choice (heresy of heresies for a MINI lover!).

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Um, isn't the sunroof surround black? As much as I enjoyed the sunroof on my first MC, I don't have it on my current MC...and am thinking of saving that money and putting it towards some other extras such as MFSW, Bluetooth/iPod, Xenons, fog lights and at least the base mount roof rack (which we would install ourselves).

Decisions, decisions. It's almost too much choice (heresy of heresies for a MINI lover!).
There's a narrow black frame around the glass but that still leaves 10 inches of roof at the front, 30 at the back and 4 each side - to the rails - that is whatever you specify (with 49 x 31 of grey-tinted glass in the middle).

As you say: "decisions, decisions ..."

I don't have Bluetooth/Ipod (because I've never worked out what they do!), nor a roof rack because I don't need to add to the already very-adequate interior capacity of a Clubman with 2 people aboard. And the standard fog lights are more than sufficient for me - assuming you get them within whatever option pack you spec.

But the xenons are superb and would be my priority choice over the MFSW, or anything else, if it ever came to that.
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I'm laughing. I understand completely about the bluetooth ignorance... It's a handy way of being "hands free" if one is using a cell phone. I won't bore you with our family's situation but my reasons for adding this particular configuration w/MFSW have to do w/ a teenaged driver and safety...and, yes, with a nod to resale, though I realize the latter is also often considered heretical.

As for xenons - I love them and my aging eyes on country roads or long distance highway driving find them very helpful. The fogs - again for safety...

Now the roof rack - well, this really is our main vehicle...though the aging '96 Volvo wagon (primarily husband's work vehicle - carpenter) is still in good shape with its many miles...it will be nice to know that we will actually be able to use the Clubman for our family vacations to North Carolina and other 11 hour drives, with all that beach gear, and our beloved daughter who still enjoys spending a week's vacation with us. Oops - there I went and told you more than you wanted to know anyway!

I shall continue my reconfiguring.

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I'm laughing. I understand completely about the bluetooth ignorance... It's a handy way of being "hands free" if one is using a cell phone. I won't bore you with our family's situation but my reasons for adding this particular configuration w/MFSW have to do w/ a teenaged driver and safety...and, yes, with a nod to resale, though I realize the latter is also often considered heretical.

As for xenons - I love them and my aging eyes on country roads or long distance highway driving find them very helpful. The fogs - again for safety...

Now the roof rack - well, this really is our main vehicle...though the aging '96 Volvo wagon (primarily husband's work vehicle - carpenter) is still in good shape with its many miles...it will be nice to know that we will actually be able to use the Clubman for our family vacations to North Carolina and other 11 hour drives, with all that beach gear, and our beloved daughter who still enjoys spending a week's vacation with us. Oops - there I went and told you more than you wanted to know anyway!

I shall continue my reconfiguring.
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