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Old 11-23-2012, 07:21 PM
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Smile The Life Of A South African MINI

Hello all! ive been browsing this forum for a long time now, its great since ive been getting ideas and really learning alot about my car. My name is Muhammad,im from south africa and heres my story:

it was time for me to get a car, the budget i had allowed me to choose the best possible cars i could get for the price, a BMW 1 series, a citroen c2 vts or a golf 4 GTi. i diddnt even consider a MINI, its not that i diddnt like it, i really just diddnt think of it at the time. one day my dad suggested i look into a MINI Cooper as they seem like lovely cars. and so i listened to daddy and started googling lol.

i spent months on forums, learing and just looking at the pictures of everyones MINI's. it was all so beautiful, modded, stock, i wanted one BAD. my friends were like "thats a girls car!" and persuaded me not to get one, lucky i dont listen to them

one day my dads friend calls and says he saw a MINI on the internet and its on its way to our home, we should have a look at it (my gosh was that random). i was so excited tho, as i type this i can remeber the exact things i was thinking as the garage doors opened. "please have cooper S wheels, Please be a Cooper S!!" And it was . but even if it was a Cooper or a ONE i would still love it like i do!

so i took it for a test drive and it blew me away, it was so tight, so fun and was so ME!

well, heres a picture of the advertisement that was used on the internet (only came across this after i got the car lol):

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At this point let me just say that you guys are so lucky to have a MINI community like you do , i really wish there was a forum or a community like this in SA. People here dont see MINI's like we do. most "modded" MINI's here have some carbon fibre vinyl and wheels and thats about it. if mine ends up looking at least half as good as most of you guys MINI's id be so happy , heres what ive done so far, im on a student budget so not much has been done as yet:

= swapped the R/F for non R/F tires
= changed the wheels
= carbon wrapped the inside of the hood scoop. subtle but intresting-looking
= just got an eibach pro-kit

the roads here are horrible, and i live on a road with literally 10 speedhumps, so with coilovers id never run lower than around 30mm anyways. and all my budget could afford was vmaxx. which im not dissing, but i want Megan's or BC

Well heres my car after a few months of ownership:



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Old 11-23-2012, 08:48 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:53 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:26 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:38 PM
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:49 AM
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