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hi my girlfriend bought a 04 plate cooper s (R53) yesterday, we are both new to the mini scene, coming from a BMW background, was wondering how we would know if the car is the facelift model or not.

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Hi,

Welcome to the forum.

I believe the MCS was updated in July 2004 and as far as i'm aware the facelifted R53 was on a 54 reg. They also made some additional tweaks on the 05 reg MCSs.

Here is a good link:

MINI2 - MINI Forum - FAQ & DIY: General MINI FAQs and Advice

A good interior indicator would be whether you have a 5 piece dash compared to a 3 piece dash that was found on facelifted R53s.
 

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oh ok thanks for the help, we have the 5 peice dash on ours and it was built 04/2004 so i'm guessing its a early one, thanks mate
 
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