- Bought salvaged in Feb, 2015 for $2,800 and resurrected her from the dead. It was involved in a front end fender bender where both airbags deployed and bent axle. It has a salvaged title, but so what! I ain't selling it (only reason why anyone would care) and have just about restored her to the way she was before the wreck. It has been fun putting her back into service and surprisingly haven't spent that much money to do so. I spent way less on parts than it would've cost to buy a used Gen1 MCS un-wrecked at the time of purchase. Before Moxie, I've never worked on a car before and I've learned a lot!
As of this Garage update (Feb 2016), Moxie is a current work in progress and my daily driver for the past year. I have kids and that means I don't have a lot of money to burn like some modders. I have saved a ton of money by doing all the work myself, shopping online for deals, and by buying salvaged parts when buying new and overpriced from Mini wasn't feasible. Goal on Moxie is for a classic look inside with updated styling on the outside and a surprise sleeper under the bonnet with tasteful and practical mods. Like you, I've read a ton of forum posts and looked at a ton of Minis. Just as she is now, she's already one of a kind.