3rd Gen Just bought my first MINI

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  1. lunalobo

    lunalobo New Member

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    Before this, my go-to was a Subaru. Decided to have some fun so I just purchased and have been driving (for 2 weeks) a 2018 2-dr MINI Cooper. Love it so far.

    Questions: I just picked a prefix but honestly, I don't know what it means. I think my 2018 is a 3rd gen, but if I'm wrong, please ignore the stupid new owner error.

    Also, what do the "R" designations mean (R53, R58, etc)?

    And I just found out that the salesperson was wrong ... I am NOT driving on run-flats. Is that a problem (in anyone's opinion)?

    Looking forward to learning a lot about my MINI here.

    Cheers!
     
  2. MCS02

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    Welcome to MA! Here is a link that explains the R and F designation. Also a great place to get parts. You have a F56

    https://www.outmotoring.com/how-do-I-find-out-what-mini-cooper-model-I-have-identify-mini-cooper-model-variant-cooper-clubman-countryman-hatchback-coupe-convertible-roadster-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018-2019-2020.html


    Not having RunRocks is good. Most of us ditch those as soon as we can. The ride and handling is much better with normal tires. These cars are a lot of fun to Mod. Some would say it's an addiction. We are here to help with any questions and help spend you money Modding your Mini.
     
  3. 00Mini

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    Welcome to Motoring Alliance the bestest MINI forum on the interweb.
     
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    Welcome!
     
  5. wmwny

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    Welcome to M/A! Runflats? UGH! If you have them, ditch them ASAP. They wear terrible and are way too expensive to replace, unless your wallet can stand the abuse.

    Where are you located?

    Your MINI is a go kart with a roof...ENJOY!
     
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