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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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Xenon lights are a good option. I didn't go for them and wish I had of done now! The Mini halogen lights are rubbish!
Changing the bulbs to decent quality ones such as Osram SilverStars shuold improve them. Only about £15 a pair.


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If you don't order a dash option, piano black or fluid silver etc, your door elipses are the standard black plastic and look naff, even if you get the part leather, so beware!

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^^^^ That's what was talking about. I feel it really lets the interior down if it's the standard black plastic.
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As others have pointed out, the only really essential option for resale in the UK is aircon of some form. Getting one of the packs is probably the best way to do this; from R50 experience, most Coopers have the Chili pack, but going for Pepper shouldn't have too much effect on resale.

One factor that hasn't been mentioned as yet is colour choice. I would suspect that some colours, like Chili Red and Astro Black, are pretty safe bets for resale. My dealer also thinks that my choice of Lightning Blue/White is also not going to harm its future value. I would beware of Mellow Yellow, and also suspect that Nightfire Red will go the same way as Velvet Red.
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No No Colours

Our dealer said Yellow & Nightfire Red were colours to avoid.

As to options that are a must I would agree with air-con & solve this by adding Chilli Pack, ASC-T, dipping rear view mirror and one option I wish we had added Xenon Lights (I have these on the 5er with adaptive headlights)
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most Coopers have the Chili pack, but going for Pepper shouldn't have too much effect on resale.
Traditionally, the difference in resale value is almost identical to the difference in cost new, so no issue with having PEPPER instead of CHILI, as there will always be a buyer for the car in years to come.
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A Cooper with Chili Pack in PW (solid colour) is £15010, so, a Pepper Pack motor is better value. Theres a nice Silver Pepper Pack Mini on Mini Cherished with the std 16s.
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