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  1. 6'3

    MINI Countryman
    owned a hatch, now a Clubman and sat in a Countryman. all have more than adequate space for my 6'7" frame ;)
  2. Sunrise Run III NYC ? Sunday, 7 September at 06:30AM

    New York & New England Region
    Thanks everyone for coming down!!! Great people, great weather and I think we did pretty well with a fun run! Check the original thread for tons of photos 07 SEPTEMBER 2008 :: NYC Sunrise Run III :: "The Triple Threat"
  3. Sunrise Run III NYC ? Sunday, 7 September at 06:30AM

    New York & New England Region
    Thanks to everyone who replied so far!!! FINAL details are now posted about the even in this here thread: 07 SEPTEMBER 2008 :: NYC Sunrise Run III :: "The Triple Threat" Please check back with us and send me a PM confirmation if you are attending!!!
  4. Sunrise Run III NYC ? Sunday, 7 September at 06:30AM

    New York & New England Region
    LOL ... you can be smack in the middle. Yeah, that car was not for me. I was getting horrendous fuel economy in the city, was a bit tight for longer runs for my lurch frame and the Japanese sterile feel just wasn't me. I lucked out getting good money after just 9 months. Sitting in a Clubman now.
  5. Sunrise Run III NYC ? Sunday, 7 September at 06:30AM

    New York & New England Region
    Thanks Pete for posting this! no wheels busted on any previous run. Heck I am always in the city and I DO drive like the taxis with no incidents in 5 years time. I never understood why everyone freaks out about Manhattan. either way, the route I picked is pretty harmless and we will slow...
  6. To "S" or not to "S"

    MINI Clubman
    From my experience the people that consider the MC underpowered are ones that are coming to MINI from much larger engine cars The S is a fantastic machine. Faster off the line and more effortless acceleration. I found it a bit "too effortless" as I like to work an engine to bring it up to speed...
  7. My New Clubman...

    MINI Clubman
    very nice MC saltire! ... like your photoshop skills as well!
  8. Not issues but annoyances

    MINI Clubman
    i agree that the wiper blades are still the pits. after 5 years they still can't use a blade from a better manufacturer? and this IS an English car ;) anyway I had a set of PIAA Silicones on my old coupe that lasted for over 3 years. Great blades and might get them again ... unless there are...
  9. Hot Chocolate or Pepper White Clubman?

    MINI Clubman
    They all look great, but I think the silver gives it a nice touch of contrast ... and it DOES look like the aluminum foil around a piece of chocolate :D
  10. Hot Chocolate or Pepper White Clubman?

    MINI Clubman
    its the classic CHOCOLATE or VANILLA ice cream dillema :) so ... either get a Pepper White w/ Chocolate Leather OR a Hot Chocolate w/ Beige Leather
  11. Not issues but annoyances

    MINI Clubman
    it seems that there are about 80 miles left once 2 bars are left ... now, how long can I go with no bars left? :) and speaking of annoyances, the lit gas gauge is the only thing that annoyes me on the new gen ... those big bright lights are unnecessary and the only things "lit" during the day.
  12. Not issues but annoyances

    MINI Clubman
    there is interminent on the wipers ... push in the wiper stalk to activate it.
  13. Real World MPG's

    MINI Clubman
    so here is part of the CNN hypermiling video Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com
  14. Real World MPG's

    MINI Clubman
    those are some pretty amazing #'s for highway runs. I see your average mph's are also around 50 ... so we are talking pretty much strictly highway miles. on a related note, there was a special on CNN last night about the current gas woes. Part of the report was a in depth interview and then...
  15. Tracking CVTs

    First Generation CVT & Automatic
    Sorry to hear about your troubles Rob ... I jumped ship like OTRA because of paranoia as well. I drive my cars in stop and go and had a tranny failiure on the car before the MC as well ... so that just added to it. But I really think MINI should step up and help people ou with this very common...
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