New to me Mini

Discussion in '2nd Generation: 2007+ R55 through R61' started by Timbo, Aug 27, 2023.

  1. Timbo

    Timbo New Member

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    1st time Mini owner since I picked up a 2012 r55 7 days ago. Got it from a guy i work with and it has 160k miles on the clock with an impeccable service history. Everything you would look at in a high mileage mini checks out. Just a few things so far that have impressed me. How much interior room there is being such a small car, gas mileage is currently just under 41mpg and it is fun to drive. Of course being a manual sure helps with the fun factor. Lol

    Interior condition is excellent with just a few signs of wear, no big deal as those few items can be changed out. Exterior does have some chips and scratches here and there but that is to be expected due to mileage. But mechanically speaking everything is sound and has been well maintained.

    Plan moving forward is just to start to detail it little by little inside and out. No plans for any crazy mods like some people have. This is a daily driver.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.[​IMG]

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  2. checkers

    checkers Well-Known Member

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    #2 checkers, Aug 27, 2023
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    welcome to MA. I think you'll find the car will become a hard habit to break. They are a lot of fun.
     
  3. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Motoring Alliance the bestest Mini forum on the interweb. Crazy mods ?? There are no crazy mods just much needed improvements.
     
  4. MCS02

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    Nice looking Clubman!. Welcome to MA.

    not to be the one to get you addicted but here is a good place to get dress up parts……and Mods.:D

    https://www.outmotoring.com/
     
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  5. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A! My first "New" MINI was a 2300 mile used 3 early 2003 [build date 09/2002] Gen 1 R50 and I still modded it, albeit slightly. I still have it.
     

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