10 year (+) MINIs

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  1. Steve

    Steve Administrator
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    I meant to start this back in June when my MINI turned 10 years old...forgot.

    Zippy is a June 2002 build Cooper delivered to me in July 2002, so I've also owned this one for 10+ years.

    Any other 10 year MINI owners out there?
     
  2. eMINIparts

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZIPPY!!!!!:)
     
  3. Minidave

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    I have a friend who got his 2002 Cooper S in March, it was one of the first S models into the country and he feels he was lucky to get it.

    Next month we're going to spend quite a bit of his money doing some improvements and maintenance, including a new clutch, new suspension bushings and a new Power steering pump and hoses, with the idea that he'll have it at least another 10 years and another 100K!
     
  4. Ernesto

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    Mine is a June build 2002 Cooper delivered in August. Still going strong, and no plans to get rid of it anytime soon.
     
  5. docv

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    June must have been a high production month, the 02 Cooper I had was also a June build...:sosp:
     
  6. minsanity

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    05/02 build here
     
  7. farkus

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    June 18 build date, took delivery July 18, 2002...part of the first wave of customer spec MINIs.

    31,400 miles of smiles to date. :D
     
  8. Crashton

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    ^^ Only 31,400 miles? That's impossible, how'd ya do that?
     
  9. Steve

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    I agree! I thought I was at a shockingly low mileage at just over 71K in roughly the same time. :skep:
     
  10. mimini1

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    MIMINI was delivered to me June 14 2002. 108k on it now. Ordered April built May.
     
  11. ScottinBend

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    Mine is an Aug 2003 build and delivered 12-2003 (yea I know only 9 yrs old.....) and with 48K miles.
     
  12. Crashton

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    You guys really need to get out & drive more.... :D
     
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  13. farkus

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    Restraint! :cornut:

    It started out as avoidance of the winter road chemicals and from there it became a garage pampered, low mileage stress relief on weekends...oh and it has never lost that new car smell. :biggrin5:
     
  14. Crashton

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    Congrats on your low mileage restraint. I don't have the willpower for that & my car usually has odd odors in the interior. :eek:

    Love your signature!
     
  15. mimini1

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    I just checked I put 20k a year on my MINI the first 4 years I owned it. I moved in Oct 2006 and have only put 28k on it since.
     
  16. oldvet53

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    Mine will turn 10 in July of '13, 101200 miles on the clock. About 800 of those are put on by me since I got it the 19th of October.:D
     
  17. Steve

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    Zippy is 11 years old this month! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. WolfGTI

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    Took delivery on in Sep 2002, build in Jul 2002. Just crossed 161,000 miles.
    Going strong!
     
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  19. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Just a newb youngster here. Got Margi(08 R56 BRG MCS/JCWm)~ 2 Feb 08, so she's 5yrs4mos and 75kmi.:thumbsup:

    Jason
     
  20. DixonL2

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    Daughter has an '02 with 88k... I have an '06 with 88k... hmmm
     

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