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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2008, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your help, guys. Much appreciated.

In the end I just changed the alloys to 'Rotator' 15" as they look much nicer than the standard ones.

Lots of other options I would have liked but couldn't really justify them when I'm mainly using the car to drive to the station, e.g. Bluetooth wouldn't be used that much. However, wanted MFSW as have had cruise control in my last 2 cars and couldn't live without it, as a speed limiter if nothing else!

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Hi,

Have just ordered my first Mini - Cooper D obviously - with the following spec:

Lightning Blue
Black roof and mirror caps
Pepper Pack
DAB digital radio (which we all should be ordering now!)
Exterior mirror pack
White indicator lenses
Sports leather steering wheel with multi-function

The car is mainly going to be used for a drive to the station most days
Even though most people order the CHILLI pack, spec sounds good to me - good colour combo choice BTW You might want to also consider the hifi upgrade to get more out of the DAB though

However, if you are not doing many miles - do you need the diesel? A lot of extra cash if you are mainly sitting on the train.


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Even though most people order the CHILLI pack, spec sounds good to me - good colour combo choice BTW You might want to also consider the hifi upgrade to get more out of the DAB though

However, if you are not doing many miles - do you need the diesel? A lot of extra cash if you are mainly sitting on the train.
I'm getting the D for a number of reasons - mostly because it's such a low emission car, but also because I like driving diesels and there are economic benefits, e.g. road tax, the fact my railway station gives half price parking to low emission cars and another reason was because it would be exempt from the congestion charge, until Brain-dead Boris stuck his oar in!

Anyway, I suspect the car will be used more than just for station driving. I will have meetings outside London at least one day a week, and my wife will also use it for long journeys where it's just her, so we'll get more benefit from the fuel economy.

I'm a bit owrried about the comments re the standard hi-fi, especially after forking out 285 for the DAB tuner. Is it really that bad? Having just taken on the job of making sure everyone moves from analogue radio to digital I really had to go for the DAB option!
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OK morettat - sounds like you have it well worked out and are making the right choice.

I have not really heard the standard stereo, but it has been severely slagged on here by some. However, if you want the DAB to get access to more channels (5Live etc.) are are not after good sound quality you might be quite happy.

Why not go to the dealer with some CDs to compare then both?

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