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Hey guys!.. Im 23 years old.. and just got my first car! (yes.. 23.. I know I've waited a while!).. I thought I'd treat myself after the long wait and get a mini cooper!

Just wanted to know your opinion.. Should I keep the racing stripes that go down the middle?.. What about the fog lights.. would it look better with or without?

Thanks guys.. soo chuffed! :D



 

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Hello and Welcome to MINI2

congrats on getting a Cooper, enjoy it

Personally for me id take all the decals off it, and the spots, the american style square plate has to go too!
 

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Personally id take all of the stickers off, change the rear lights, remove the centre exhaust and remove the american style number plate.

Apart from that nice car!
 

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What David King said - remove the centre exhaust and american number plate. Other than that, the decals are your decision, but I would consider removing the spot lights - they aren't OEM, so if you like the idea of spots, get OEM, or if not, just get rid!:)
 

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If you like he car how it looks as it is and if you feel that the spots and decals make it individual from all the other Silver Coopers ................... leave it as it is and ENJOY!!!! :biggrin:

We all like different looks and thats why Mini's; more than any other car; are so individual and unique. You obviously like it looking that way, which is why you bought it. :nice:
 

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Thanks for the comments so far! The main thing I was in 2 minds about when I first saw the car was the racing stripes.. echoed by a few on here too!

You guys think it would look too plain without them?.. would it be better with nothing at all or is there a decal out there that would look perfect on the car?

Im keeping the COOPER decal.. think it looks awesome! Aswell as the rear lights.. however.. I dont like the rear plate either! (how much does it cost to get a normal one?)

Thanks once again guys!
 

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Thanks for the comments so far! The main thing I was in 2 minds about when I first saw the car was the racing stripes.. echoed by a few on here too!

You guys think it would look too plain without them?.. would it be better with nothing at all or is there a decal out there that would look perfect on the car?

Im keeping the COOPER decal.. think it looks awesome! Aswell as the rear lights.. however.. I dont like the rear plate either! (how much does it cost to get a normal one?)

Thanks once again guys!
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Hi, welcome to MINI2, and congrats on getting the cooper!!!

I love the cooper decals along the side deffo a keeper!!!!!

However personally i'd get rid of the american style rear plate, and the spots!!
Im not really into how the stripes on the roof are silver and they turn black on the bonnet...
But i like how the roof is black and the body is silver......but as i said that's personally....i'd remove the stickers on the roof and bonnet too....and either leave it plain, or try find something else unique. One more thing, change the side indicator light's too clear :D

Once again welcome :D:D:D
 

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xxxemma6xxx;3470234 [SIZE=2 said:
Im not really into how the stripes on the roof are silver and they turn black on the bonnet...[/SIZE]
Hah! You know I didnt even notice that!!

Soo confused what to do!
 

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So.. I finally decided that I want to take the stripes off. I ring the guy.. and he said he'll charge me £100!! because its worth a 'day's labour!'.

Is it possible for me to do it myself!?.. Im not really good with cars/cleaning etc :eek:

(by the way.. these stripes are not factory fitted are they?.. Im sure the new cooper's dont come with stripes like that... )
 

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Hey guys!.. Im 23 years old.. and just got my first car! (yes.. 23.. I know I've waited a while!).. I thought I'd treat myself after the long wait and get a mini cooper!

Just wanted to know your opinion.. Should I keep the racing stripes that go down the middle?.. What about the fog lights.. would it look better with or without?

Thanks guys.. soo chuffed! :D



I got my 1st new mini when I was 23 and it was a Cooper.Is it a new one?


Health to enjoy
 

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Of course, the only problem with taking the stripes off is how long have they been on - over time paint fades a bit, so when you take them off, there may be a shadow of where they used to be. Still, good luck whatever your decision!:)
 

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Hey Hugo.. its a 2nd hand 02 plate. For that price its pretty good I think!.

Im ringing up some valet people in Leicester.. best I've been quoted so far is £30. Even Sytner in Leicester said that £100 is too expensive!

As soon as the stripes are off.. I'll be a happy chappy!.... (with a Mini :D!)
 
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