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  1. Guest - Welcome to the new Motoring Alliance Site! Steve, MCS02 and I were up until the early hours this morning working to get it done... as you can see it took us a bit longer than expected to get Phase 1 up and running. We are not 100% there.. its a journey. For site updates, "How Do I" and feedback please use the Announcements, How Do I, Feedback Forum (Links below). Like building a car.... its never done... and thanks for your patience

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  1. Dead Things

    Dead Things New Member

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    First time soon-to-be Mini owner here. Pretty excited, to be honest. Bought it because I've never learned to drive manual. Now I'm knocking on 40's door, self-driving cars are seemingly becoming ubiquitous, and I just read about how the new TT doesn't even have a manual gearbox option, so I kinda feel like I'm running out of fun manual cars to learn on. Time to act!

    Bought a 2013 because I heard Gen3 was a bit drab driving-experience-wise by comparison. Has about 60k km on it. It will be our second car (after a 2015 Ford Explorer), replacing a 2003 Ford Escape which was actually my first car and finally decided to up and die this winter. Since it's my first time attempting to drive manual, I wanted to go somewhat easy on myself and opted against the supercharger. Besides, the boss said no.

    Chose just a basic Pepper White, since I figured that would give me the most options for eventual cosmetic upgrades. I'm scheduled to pick it up on Tuesday, but here's a photo from the dealer.

    Looking forward to learning from and sharing with the community here!
     

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  2. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking ride and Welcome to Motoring Alliance the onlyest MINI forum you'll ever need !!
     
  3. MCS02

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    Welcome to MA!
     
  4. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh, a Cooper, and a nice looking one at that! Congrats and WELCOME to M/A! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dave.0

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  6. Brian_NEOMINIAC

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    Welcome to the Pepper White Club!

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  7. MCS02

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    Looks promising! Its on the road and you have not hurt it, good job. Now all this will help you learn to drive a manual. Go to one of the vendors under the sponsors tab and order a rear swaybar, ether some coil overs or some lowering springs and nice struts. As you get better at driving you can add a cat back exhaust.......... The Moding will continue as you get better at driving. It can be addictive! this will help really I promise!!:D

    MA we are here to help .....................................................spend your money.:D
     
  8. Gil-galad

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    Congrats and welcome...and "Go Caps!" :devil:
     
  9. Dead Things

    Dead Things New Member

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    Are any of them Canadian?
     
  10. MCS02

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    I am not sure, but they do ship there.
     
  11. M1N1

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    Detroit Tuned are just across the bridge in, well, Detroit.

    I can highly recommend them, had cylinder head work done by them. :thumbsup:
     
  12. MCS02

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    Yea Detroit Tuned is a great! Just drive over and have the part installed:D
     
  13. Dead Things

    Dead Things New Member

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    Good excuse for a roadtrip! Thanks guys.
     
  14. M1N1

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    You won't regret it.
     

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