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      11-26-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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My Hatch/Convertible Dilemma



Hi all,

The time has come for me to change my own car, I have decided on options and now have to make the final decision (which I hope you will all help with), whether to go with the hatch or the convertible?

My decision will be based purely on aesthetics, not considering any differences in price, performance, insurance etc.

The optional packages are exactly the same on each, the convertible will also have a DAB radio included.

Will appreciate your opinions and any advice you have to share.
Thanks in advance,

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Woman = mini cooper, v attractive woman = mini convertible

I do live a strange detached world though......
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Woman = mini cooper, v attractive woman = mini convertible

I do live a strange detached world though......
I can't top Peter's answer
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Woman = mini cooper, v attractive woman = mini convertible

I do live a strange detached world though......
So that's one vote for the MINI Convertible

(I had to edit and add a quote in there then davy!)
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You need the hatch for the extra structural integrity....just what a girl's always dreamt of
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Go for the Hatch with the 'S' badge on the back.....
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      11-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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You need the hatch for the extra structural integrity....just what a girl's always dreamt of
...moving swiftly along... I am completely in love with your very very very soon to be new car, absolutely gorgeous.

Think you'll have a chance some time soon to run by at some point for a Navi swap?
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...moving swiftly along... I am completely in love with your very very very soon to be new car, absolutely gorgeous.

Think you'll have a chance some time soon to run by at some point for a Navi swap?
Thanks! And I even bought it from a Sytner dealer (Porsche Leicester)

So when I want that half price ceramic brake upgrade I know who to turn to!!

With regards to the Navi - if you're talking about the one in 135i I did get an email to my work from Gareth earlier in the week but I've been off sick so didn't see it until today. Vicki can drop the car off anytime next week so just let me know when (oh, and thanks for your help with this!)
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Thanks! And I even bought it from a Sytner dealer (Porsche Leicester)

So when I want that half price ceramic brake upgrade I know who to turn to!!
Mine is also from a Sytner OPC - Solihull!
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Mine is also from a Sytner OPC - Solihull!
They're bloody everywhere aren't they! One day you'll be able to get a Dacia from Sytner
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They're bloody everywhere aren't they! One day you'll be able to get a Dacia from Sytner
Well, you have had everything else....
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Hi Anneka, not a fan of soft tops myself, but either one you can't go wrong with imo. It is a Mini afterall.

If residuals play their part in your decision, could that sway you one way or the other?
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Hi Anneka, not a fan of soft tops myself, but either one you can't go wrong with imo. It is a Mini afterall.

If residuals play their part in your decision, could that sway you one way or the other?
Hi Helen, I'm not the biggest fan either to be honest, but I love the Mini with the top down. I plan to keep it for about a year and then switch again. The convertible is a bit more expensive but rare with this spec.
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Hi Helen, I'm not the biggest fan either to be honest, but I love the Mini with the top down. I plan to keep it for about a year and then switch again. The convertible is a bit more expensive but rare with this spec.
I'm so glad I didn't put my wish list up to a public poll - most people would think I'm mad!!

Think the 'vert would suit you... park ours next to each other at the next meet

Midnight black? Wish they did more of a charcoal black

And really the web-spoke wheels? Much prefer the JCW R113 myself...

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I'm so glad I didn't put my wish list up to a public poll - most people would think I'm mad!!

Think the 'vert would suit you... park ours next to each other at the next meet

Midnight black? Wish they did more of a charcoal black
I know... I'm such a copy cat!
I really need to make my mind up, but it's so difficult.

Charcoal? Not sure about that, but you must see the matt black M3 at Canary Wharf, I drove past yesterday evening, the paint carries so much sheen it looks like silk.

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I know... I'm such a copy cat!
I really need to make my mind up, but it's so difficult.

Charcoal? Not sure about that, but you must see the matt black M3 at Canary Wharf, I drove past yesterday evening, the paint carrier such a sheen to it that it looks like silk.
Saw the M3 yesterday

Not exactly charcoal, but not shiny shiny black either?

And you and I need to talk tomorrow - might have a problem with the existing plan!!!
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Saw the M3 yesterday

Not exactly charcoal, but not shiny shiny black either?

And you and I need to talk tomorrow - might have a problem with the existing plan!!!
Oh no, problems aren't good. Surely it can't be a spec change? There's only one option left to add, and that's the one we removed!
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I may be wrong but looking at the pictures it looks like a One Convertible or a Cooper Hatch?

I'd definitely be going for the cooper over the one, as that extra few HP makes a big difference!
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I may be wrong but looking at the pictures it looks like a One Convertible or a Cooper Hatch?

I'd definitely be going for the cooper over the one, as that extra few HP makes a big difference!
You're the only person who noticed this, and right too. The power difference isn't really a concern for me, the Mini One is suprisingly nippy. For what the car will be used for, mainly getting around town, I doubt there will be an opportunity for me to regret not having the extra hp.
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