MINI Monty

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Hardtop S
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Chili Red & White
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I had wanted a MINI for years but due to life circumstances, previously bought other, not-so-fun (but functional) vehicles. Finally, after driving a Honda Odyssey for years (ick), I realized how ridiculous it was spending so much time commuting back and forth to work by myself in a people hauler.

So in April 2014, I took my happy butt to Niello MINI. I had originally intended to order the F56 but was not thrilled with the new look, lack of availability of Chili Red, and the disappearance of the ginormous center speedometer that I find so quirky and fun.

I saw this particular MCS on the lot, and although it wasn't *exactly* what I wanted, it was pretty darn close. So I test drove it (wee!) and brought it home that day. This is the very first car that I've ever purchased specifically for me that was what *I* wanted, and I love it!

As of November 2014 my 4- and 6-year old girls have decided collectively that my Mini's full name should be "Monterey Candy Cane." How could I possibly argue with two little kids who probably love my Mini has much as I do? It's shortened to "Monty" at the suggestion of a Cap City Mini member to tone down the awkwardness. :D
Ice Mods:
My playlist :D
I also am directionally challenged and get lost a lot, which can be pretty entertaining....maybe not so much for my passengers though... ;)
Premium Package
Exterior Mods:
Cravenspeed Stubby Antenna
Mini Fini hood scoop grill (what's up with the stock one?)
GoBadges - a variety of dorky ones ;)
Lots and lots of squished insects
Interior Mods:
CoCoMats (front, back, and boot) in black & red
Proclip smart phone mount
Drivetrain Mods:
Cravenspeed oil dipstick - just because I got tired of shoving the stock dipstick back in.
NM Engineering cat-back exhaust
Suspension Mods:
Powerflex front lower control arm bushings
Koni Sport Shocks
Swift Spec-R Springs
H-Sport Competition Rear Sway Bar
Wheels and Tires:
Stock, for now...

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