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Old 05-10-2014, 04:09 PM
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Man I love that little spoiler
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:45 PM
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Love this shot of from the Official MINI FB page

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Thunder Grey just looks perfect!
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:02 AM
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We picked up my F56 today. Of the 7 on the lot, 4 were Thunder Grey, two were BRG and one was that new gorgeous Blue.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:22 PM
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Pics!!!!
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:08 PM
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Haven't taken any yet I'm going to try to get some today
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:12 AM
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I saw a Thunder Grey this afternoon. I wish it was parked so I could check it out. Really nice color
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:43 AM
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Ok, yes these are of my car, I don't give a fuck

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Old 05-12-2014, 02:44 AM
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Cliff Notes of the first couple of days

- The Cooper has more than enough power to keep me satisfied, it's so much more fun than I thought it was going to be.
- The level of quality in this car is unimaginable. It's in a different league than our R5x's were and I'd say it's even nicer than the E92 I've been "loaning" from my parents while I waited for it to come in
- BRG2 is by far the best color
- The MINI Connect XL setup is amazing and I'm so glad I spent the money on it
- The HK system is flat out amazing and well worth waiting for. It coupled with the extremely quiet interior makes you feel like you're wearing a set of a headphones. It's seriously bliss.
- The black pearl seats are super comfy and look fantastic
- The headlights are seriously bright, and the DRL's are purple! They must be effective because everybody kept talking to me about them. I guess they must be pretty visible since they're such a strange color
- I was averaging 48mpg cruising at 70mph on the way home. I've used up about half a tank and I'm currently at 33mpg averaged and climbing. Unfortunately I'm having too much fun with the acceleration to really try to get the mileage.
- I got accustomed to the new front end way faster than I thought I would. It doesn't look strange to me at all now, at least not in person.
- The new AC is fantastic. It's so much more sensitive than the R5X series. It doesn't really start to blow hard until you've got the fans set to 75% power. I'd say 60% on the F56 is the same as 20% on the R5X. I also noticed that the vents don't blow directly on your hands, which is great.

Ok, so now my "issues"
1. For whatever reason the car didn't come with the Satellite Grey color line, and it's because we couldn't find it on the damn spec sheet so we assumed that it was the default option for the MINI "Yours" package with the cottonwood dash. IT ISN'T, BE WARNED. Now I'm going to have to source those and see how much I can get the dealer to knock off the price (hopefully they'll give it to me for free)
2. With an anthracite headliner, a dark dash and a black color line with grey seats, this is an extremely dark interior. I feel like I'm in a cave. It definitely needs to be lightened up some (I think the color line will do it).
3. Damn dealerships and their laziness. It really isn't that difficult to hand wash a MINI, but now I've got all kinds of imperfections in the paint and I'm going to have to spend a whole day detailing it, grr.

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Anyway, I couldn't be happier with the car and now I can't wait to get a set of coilovers and wheels on it. I purposefully went with the standard 15" wheels to get the non-runflats so I have a spare
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:31 AM
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You get a spare regardless on a Cooper.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:08 AM
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of course you did. plz keep this one
I plan to.

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Cliff Notes of the first couple of days

- The Cooper has more than enough power to keep me satisfied, it's so much more fun than I thought it was going to be.
- The level of quality in this car is unimaginable. It's in a different league than our R5x's were and I'd say it's even nicer than the E92 I've been "loaning" from my parents while I waited for it to come in
Agreed, it is super impressive. Hoping into my 135i today I couldn't help but notice it didn't have the same presence of comfort and solidity it had before I got my F56. BRG is an awesome color in person, good choice.

Something I have been really thrilled to discover is how much better both the standard sound system and the interface are. Having my heart set on a MINI Connected & HK sound equipped car I also wasn't too keen on getting a more base car, but this new MINI is such a blast that I don't feel like the car is missing anything at all.

The new rev-matching manual is phenomenal as well. If you are spec'ing an F56, LED lights are a must.





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Really? The dealership told me my Cooper doesn't have a spare because of the optioned 17s. I haven't felt around to look.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:29 AM
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-- The level of quality in this car is unimaginable. It's in a different league than our R5x's were and I'd say it's even nicer than the E92 I've been "loaning" from my parents while I waited for it to come in
when I went to the launch at Hendrick , Mary and I said the same thing, it's a real BMW now, not a MINI

Great choice on color, always have loved BRG
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:56 AM
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LOVE This seat fabric!

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Old 05-19-2014, 04:04 PM
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Freshly polished
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:07 AM
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Some modified cars coming through now

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Old 06-04-2014, 02:07 PM
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Nice to see some mods being thrown at the F56, the platform is really growing on me. I'm in love with the sport seats, think you'd be able to cram a set into an r56?
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