Crashing the party

Discussion in 'Starting Line - New Member Introductions' started by MarkFM, Jun 6, 2009.

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  1. MarkFM

    MarkFM New Member

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    Hola Amigos from So Cal's Inland Empire!

    So now everyone's over here, huh? I was just getting acquainted with the gang over there, having only become a MINI owner less than 3 months ago.

    Here's a few shots of our new baby... An 09 Clubman

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    So far, 4k miles and averaging ~30mpg. Wife and I still fight over who gets to drive it! (And in the pic above, my 7 year old likes to pretend it's hers already.)
     
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    Commander Dan New Member

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    Welcome, MarkFM!! Nice looking MINI!
     
  3. lotsie

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    Welcome:D

    We have a 08 Clubman S, and on the Run to the Black Hills last month, we put 2500 miles on it in 6 days, averaged 59 MPH, and got 34MPG. Just under 2000 of those miles were Interstate, cruising about 6% over any posted limit, the rest was mostly spirited runs in twisties.:Thumbsup:

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    MarkFM New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome, guys!

    Wow, 6% over in an S... that's restraint! Around here 10 - 14% over (on fwy) means you're being considerate and going with the flow. :) I remember years ago driving up into Washington state where the posted speed limit was 65. Not a single car going over 66 all lanes. Troopers everywhere.
     
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    lotsie Club Coordinator

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    Yes it does take restraint, like when you can see so far down the road, it's tomorrow on the horizon, and your the only one out there except for cows:lol:

    I set the speed on the cruise using our GPS, as it does not read the 3-5% over actual speed like the OBC/speedo does in a MINI. Speedo reads 83mph, GPS reads 79mph.

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