- My first MINI (and first new car) was purchased the last day of December 2003 after being on the waiting list for nearly a year. It was the first car ordered through my dealer with the new 3 spoke steering wheel.
Options included: Auto AC, Suntoof, ASC, Front and Rear Fog Lamps, Xenons, and Anthracite Dash.
This car visited the Dragon several times and had a few mods done to it over its lifetime. My wife and I drove it home from our wedding and brought our first daughter home from the hospital in it.
In October of 2007, COOP310 #1 was totaled when a teenager in a large pickup truck cut me off and slammed on his brakes, forcing my car under the rear end of his truck. The front end was severely damaged and the engine block cracked.