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      03-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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New Mini Cooper

Sorry its not a proper BMW.

I have to say that I am quite impressed with the new Cooper, it goes well and looks good. Even the Miswah seems to like it - good job because it was bought primarily for her! My only disappointment is that it is an automatic. The box is actually very good, complete with paddle shift - just like my much lamented 335d , but the car would suit a manual box better. Decision to go for auto was not mine!

Very pleased with the Chili Red colour, why pay an extra 300 for metallic? The alloys look great and are very distinctive, I like the interior and glad i chose the red leather inserts - the Miswah doesnt approve! Driving lamps also make it look slightly different.

Pics of the new GL to follow in 2 weeks!











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      03-01-2008, 11:42 AM   #2
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Congratulations Pete & Mrs Pete.

Hope you enjoy your, I mean her new toy.


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      03-01-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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Congratulations Peter - I think it looks really cool and I do like the interior colours. I reckon you could have some fun throwing that car about
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      03-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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Looks great Peter, We had 2 from new before the 1er.

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      03-01-2008, 01:19 PM   #6
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Looks Ace!!!!!!!!!

The red seat inserts really set off the red paintwork (aren't red cars just the best ha ha)

Also lovin the alloys......very distinctive

enjoy
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      03-01-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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Yeh, i like the paint job and the wheels,nice one Pete whats the pantwork like re - orange peel and is it just me or does the Disco 3 not dwarf the "mini" as much as it should
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like the interior, nice.. looks like the lad is checking it for size there too !

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      03-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #9
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Yeh, i like the paint job and the wheels,nice one Pete whats the pantwork like re - orange peel and is it just me or does the Disco 3 not dwarf the "mini" as much as it should
Its a bigger car than the name suggests. In the garage it fills the space lenght wise, it seems to have a bit more 'presence' than I thought it would. I am actually very pleased with it. As far as the paint is concerned I havent looked that closely. It is flat so it should be ok. It was only built in Feb so there is not much that could have spoilt it so far!
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      03-01-2008, 04:04 PM   #10
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Peter,

Looks very smart I am a big fan of the new mini generation 2 and either your red or cream with black roof would be my choice. I like the red on the inside and it's far more interesting on a fun car than just plain black.

Your 17" alloys set the car of nicely if only it was a manual it would be spot on for me. Spot lights how much do they cost fitted?

Enjoy your new car I am sure it will give you fun motoring. I assume you got the tlc pack but I wonder if you will keep it long enough for a service.
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      03-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #11
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Nice Mini Peter!

Saw a couple of other 08 Mini's whilst picking up my motor this morning. Love the wheels and think it will look much better beside the Black GL (rather than the silver Disco)

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      03-01-2008, 04:14 PM   #12
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Cheers Gibbo. The spots were about 250 fitted, I think. It's on the invoice and I can't recall the exact figure. They do look good though, in my opinion! I don't suspect I will not drive it that much, Mrs is likely to drive it for the vast majority of the time on the school run and to work, thereby saving the planet!! (until the GL arrives, then the planet can stand by!). We got the TLC pack thrown in by the dealer, he also made a mistake on the VED rate on the original order form (failing to take account of the auto box and higher VED band). I did notice at the time, said nothing of course, and it appeared as an additional 25 discount on todays sales invoice

I suspect we will keep it for the first service at the very least!

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Nice Mini Peter!

Saw a couple of other 08 Mini's whilst picking up my motor this morning. Love th wheels and think it will look much better beside the Black GL (rather than the silver Disco)

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everything looks good, but is ur steering wheel on the wrong side or what?

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everything looks good, but is ur steering wheel on the wrong side or what?

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Congrats on your new MCS! Very nice configuration.

Looks like we have very similar taste in vehicles here on the other side of the pond.

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Congrats on your new MCS! Very nice configuration.

Looks like we have very similar taste in vehicles here on the other side of the pond.

Thanks JackMac! Regretably mine is just an MC, as opposed to an MCS, and my SUV is a Discovery 3, as opposed to an LR3!
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Thanks JackMac! Regretably mine is just an MC, as opposed to an MCS, and my SUV is a Discovery 3, as opposed to an LR3!
Ah yes, the stripes had me fooled. Hopefully she lets you drive it from time to time.
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Thanks JackMac! Regretably mine is just an MC, as opposed to an MCS, and my SUV is a Discovery 3, as opposed to an LR3!
Pete, I might be piSSed, but that does look like a Disco 3.
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Pete, I might be piSSed, but that does look like a Disco 3.
The Discovery 3 is marketed in the US as the LR3.
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Looks very smart Peter...congrats. Brings back some fond memories of mine, and some not so fond... (when the chrome door handles used to give me static shocks!)
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Nice Cooper Petay

When does the M3 arrive?


Seriously...

Why dont you buy a old skool E46 M3, for 15k for a bit of fun. Still a well built BMW which will handle and go like shite of a shov-el
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