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Hi all,
Just joined up to your lovely site as i am looking to buy a MINI after the demise of my old Rover mini. I can't work out how i post an ad in the Wanted section? probably being really dim but can't see a link to post new ad?
Sorry if this is in the wrong place i'm just in a hurry to get my hands on my new MINI!!
 

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You'll have to make a few more posts on this forum. You have to have a certain post count. Don't think its many posts though but don't know actual amount. Just join in for a while then you should be able to.

What sort of MINI are you after? Sorry to hear about your loss!
 

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Ahhh i see! thanks for your reply, glad to know i don't need to go to specsavers just yet ;-)

I am after a MINI Cooper,2001/2002-must be automatic as thats all i can drive, pref chilli pack and definately panoramic sunroof and airconditioning. Colours-preferable red or will consider blue or yellow. Not silver or black.
Budget of £6000

Typical fussy woman ;-)
 

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Hi Leon and Liz and thanks for the welcome, ive had a look on the classifieds but nothing doing and also on ebay, autotrader,exchange and mart and pistonheads.

I'm a member of the North Devon Mini Register and if i don't find a MINI by next August i won't be able to do the Grand Tour event and i will be gutted!! Luckily they are one of the mini clubs that welcome any minis old or new they are more concerned about the paople not what they drive which is nice :)
 

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Hi & welcome.
I'm still new on here, had my clubman for just over a month down - fantastic.
My other half also has a mini
When you find the car, enjoy.
Great cars
 

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Wanted to advise that the auto One and Cooper had a CVT box and I've heard alot of issues with it. Search on here about it. If your funds can stretch I would suggest getting a S as they had a more reliable auto box. I've got a auto S and the gear changing is amazing - no slippage like the old CVTs. Supposedly the fuel consumption in the CVTs were horrendous too. Read through searches on here and see what you think?

Good luck with the MINI search! x
 

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Hi Laura thankyou, have tried the autotrader search but only car with all i want on it was silver ...which i don't want! lol-told you i was fussy!
I've got a Nissan Micra at the mo which has a CVT box and that's fine but i will definately check it out,thanks for the advice, wish i could stretch to a cooper s :)
 

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I don't blame you for being fussy! You don't want to settle for second best!

I found my dream MINI that was absolutely perfect for me - but it wasn't perfect timing but I had to get it cos I didn't think I would ever find the MINI again!

Good luck with your search!
 

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I'm sure I'm blowing it out of proportion considering how many that were made but I have never owned one so can't really comment apart from what I've read on here. Thats what my initial thought was too though.
 

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seems like most of the posters on the cvt probs thread are in the USA, I'm assuming that their cars are still made in this country though? Or am I wrong there? Suppose it could be that autos are more popular in America...oh well not going to let it put me off, if something goes wrong I'll just have to deal with it I suppose :-/
 

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Yeah I think they are very popular in USA - same auto box here and there though. But I think because there are so many autos in America they are going to be the ones reporting issues. But forums are like that you only come on to report problems not to say its perfect! I'm sure theres thousands of MINI autos which are perfect!

Just wanted to clue you up and help with research not put you off would never put anyone off a MINI!
 

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Hello and Welcome! :D I am afraid that I can't help you with your CVT questions, but as Laura has said you are in the right place, just research and ask questions and hopefully you will be in your dream MINI in the not too distant future! :D
 

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No you haven't put me off laura, i need to do a bit of research-i'm sure every car has something like that that can happen to it, doesn't mean that it will!

Thanks Vickie-yep hopefully soon :)
Am thinking i might have to go for a One instead of a Cooper on my budget. As its auto anyway the extra power isn't really an issue and i may be able to find a higher spec One for the same price possibly?
On a purely superficial note tho i really did like the contrast roof but i was thinking of going for a chequered roof anyway....
 

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You can easily add things afterwards which makes this website invaluable! See my first MINI - it was a One and I bought it with only Salt pack, 15" alloys and a cd changer.


Then I modified it a bit to my perfect MINI. Adding bits here and there until it was perfect.



You wouldn't know it was the same MINI.

You can easily vinyl wrap your roof to the coloured roof that you like or even do something completely personal and that is why MINI2 is brilliant! You can see what everyone else has done and see what you like and make a mod list! Thats what I did!
 
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