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Hi from Toronto

First time soon-to-be Mini owner here. Pretty excited, to be honest. Bought it because I've never learned to drive manual. Now I'm knocking on 40's door, self-driving cars are seemingly becoming ubiquitous, and I just read about how the new TT doesn't even have a manual gearbox option, so I kinda feel like I'm running out of fun manual cars to learn on. Time to act!

Bought a 2013 because I heard Gen3 was a bit drab driving-experience-wise by comparison. Has about 60k km on it. It will be our second car (after a 2015 Ford Explorer), replacing a 2003 Ford Escape which was actually my first car and finally decided to up and die this winter. Since it's my first time attempting to drive manual, I wanted to go somewhat easy on myself and opted against the supercharger. Besides, the boss said no.

Chose just a basic Pepper White, since I figured that would give me the most options for eventual cosmetic upgrades. I'm scheduled to pick it up on Tuesday, but here's a photo from the dealer.

Looking forward to learning from and sharing with the community here!
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Ahhh, a Cooper, and a nice looking one at that! Congrats and WELCOME to M/A!
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Looks promising! Its on the road and you have not hurt it, good job. Now all this will help you learn to drive a manual. Go to one of the vendors under the sponsors tab and order a rear swaybar, ether some coil overs or some lowering springs and nice struts. As you get better at driving you can add a cat back exhaust.......... The Moding will continue as you get better at driving. It can be addictive! this will help really I promise!!

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I am not sure, but they do ship there.
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