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  1. Jeff10049

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    More to come, so far love it very nice car. Almost passed because of the business slowdown in this pandemic. But the special financing and really wanting the car pushed me to do it. Glad I did.
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    @Jeff10049 Cant wait to see what kind of range you get out of it. I would also like to know if you can feel the extra weight in the corners.
    It looks good. Did you have the option to get the rims that look like a British socket?
     
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    Some people don't like the socket rims I actually kinda liked them but they were not an option as far as I know. When I ordered the car they were not a choice.
    I think I will carbon fiber wrap the yellow mirrors.
    Cant feel the weight at least not in a bad way it will out-handle the 2004 and 2013 minis we have. The weight is down low .
     
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    Wrapping those mirror caps will really help. Enjoy your new sparky MINI.
     
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    Don't forget to wrap the front bumper, either!
     
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    Can't wait to see what the range is. I haven't looked into electric yet.. curious... are there ways to hope them up?
     
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    #7 Jeff10049, Apr 4, 2020
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    670 miles so far.

    The way im driving it almost all 70+ mph highway heat on the heated seat on lights on. I'm getting about 90 miles per full charge.
    I have not run it down lower than around 30% so that's a guess based on how the first 70% goes.
    I charge at work drive home 32 miles I have been preconditioning the car on the battery in the mornings so that takes some range away as well then drive in 32 miles. That puts it about about 30% when I plug in. Its full by around 1:30 on 3.2 kw level 2 charge I will get a 7.4 kw at some point.
    I have not had a chance to try a dc fast charge yet probably won't until the virus numbers come down I'm mostly only going to work and back. Did do some Sunday driving but seeing as how I don't even have to go to a gas station I didn't feel bad about it just me and the car left home returned home.

    I assume performance mods will come after the cars are out for a while. Its very quick as is but it does limit the torque when you first step on it. I assume some limiting is needed to protect the motor mounts and such the instant torque of electric could break stuff.
     
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    Thanks for the update. When you preconditioning the car can you keep the car plugged in so not to use any charge?
     
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    Yes that is the preferred way it will use grid power to precondition if plugged in. That is what I do before leaving work so I can leave at 100%.
    I am happy that it will precondition off the battery when you want it to like having a remote start. You can turn it on from a phone app or set timers I have not looked to see if it can be activated from key fob or not.
     
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    Why would you want to pre start an electrical car ? Warm it up.... lol
     
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    I had a friend that had a Volt. He would have the heater in the winter or the AC in the summer come on before he got in the car. He said he really liked that feature on it. Summer down here, that would be nice to get in a car that the AC was already cooling the car. It use to take forever to cool off my R53. The helmet is not as bad but you're still ringing wet by the time it cools off.
     
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    Yup heat or cool inside. And yes in some cases warm up the batteries.

    I was thinking about asking you about ceramic coatings or other forms of paint protection get something on it while new.
     
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    Use Gyeon coatings
     
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    Got my Gyeon kit did the car and also had pro shield pant protection film installed full hood, bumper, headlights, door handle pockets, and door edge. The front yellow grill bar is carbon fiber vinyl wrapped mirrors on Monday. I'll post some pics when the mirrors are done. I really like the carbon vinyl look.
    1000 miles so far.
     
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    When it comes time to update my current daily driver (which barely moves now w/ my wife WFH during the COVID mess), I might think about something like this... a small electric car for local commute. My current is a Volvo XC60 (smaller cross-over) that has 50k miles and is over 10 years old. It has only every had one small issue (an AC leak) and has been over-serviced, so it will probably run another 10+ years.
     
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    That MINI might make a nice around town runabout. Wonder if they lease them? Seems like a nice way to try out electrical transport.

     
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    What's with the bonnet scoop? Is that where you plug it in?
     
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    That's the vacuum cleaner attachment. ;)
     
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    I don't think it does anything I'll take a closer look at mine.

    No lease option at this time on these cars.
     
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    The hood scoop on a MINI has been just a decoration since the 2nd gen started.
     

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