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Old 03-19-2014, 03:12 PM
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Default Returning to MINI's with a F56 Cooper S

Just thought I'd start a quick thread detailing my new purchase

I popped into BMW to have a steering wheel trim replaced on my 1 series, and whilst I was waiting I popped over the car park to the MINI showroom where they had put their demo cars on display a couple of days early.

I instantly fell for the car and it's massively improved interior - personally I also think it's a great looking car too. I ended up talking numbers with a salesman and before I knew it I was seriously considering making a purchase!

I slept on it for all of 24 hours and yesterday I put a 500 deposit down to secure an order. I am expecting delivery to be the end of April or the beginning of May.....

The spec I have ordered is as follows:

Cooper S
Thunder Grey
White Roof / Mirrors
18" Cone Spokes in White
Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black / Carbon Black

MINI Yours Off White Interior Pack
- Interior trim (off white)
- MINI Excitment Pack

Media Pack XL
- MINI Navigation System XL
- Enhanced Bluetooth with USB audio
- MINI Connected XL

Chilli Pack
- Multifunction controls for s'wheel
- Floor mats
- Passenger seat height adjustment
- Storage compartment pack
- MINI Driving modes
- Rain sensor with auto headlight activation
- Air conditioning, dual zone automatic
- Interior lights pack
- LED fog lights

Sport Suspension
JCW Steering Wheel
Electric Folding Mirrors
JCW Roof Spoiler
Panoramic Electric Glass Sunroof
Darkened Rear Glass
Front Centre Armrest
Anthracite Headlining
Cruise Control with Brake Function
LED Headlights with Cornering function
Harman Kardon Hi-Fi

Here are a couple of images taken from the configuration site:

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I will update as and when I know more in terms of a proper build week etc, but I'm very eager to get in the car ASAP!!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:49 AM
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get on it!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:54 PM
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I'm thinking of adding a couple of extra options... what are the thoughts on:

Rear view camera
Heated seats
Rear PDC

Or do I save the and order the JCW side skirts instead?
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the seats are a good addition, but I just don't get adding the others for a car that's so small. Is rear visibility a problem?
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:14 AM
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the seats are a good addition, but I just don't get adding the others for a car that's so small. Is rear visibility a problem?
No, but I like my gadgets!

I think its just me wanting all the gimmicks - might spend the on the JCW Skirts instead!
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:16 AM
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I've been driving my mom's e90 around with PDC and I mean it is nice, but if I were in a MINI I definitely wouldn't miss it. If you have the cash though, it can't hurt. Occasionally there will be things back there that you don't see and you'll probably wish you had it.
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that looks good, man!
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:27 PM
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I have a rear view camera on my R52, and I love it so much that I want one on every car I own from this point on. I have to parallel park into very tight spaces in San Francisco, and it allows me to easily back up with great precision (less than an inch).

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The R52 does have a serious rear visibility problem from the convertible top, but a rear view camera is useful on any car, when you are backing out and your view is blocked by the SUV or minivan parked next to you.
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It appears to look good in black. Good luck with the purchase.
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We have two of them at out shop. I have to say pictures make it look ugly as hell. Seeing in in person it's actually pretty badass. Congrats man!
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:27 PM
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Just ordered some bits to get colour coded.

2 x headlight rings
2 x tail lamp rings

The price was around 70.

The plan is to get the dealers bodyshop to CC them in thunder grey & fit them for collection.

I'll just keep the original chrome ones, but may sell them off!
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:57 PM
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For those interested the part numbers for the chrome bits are as follows:

Chrome headlight rings

Right: 51 13 7 300 632
Left: 51 13 7 300 631

Chrome frame around the front grille / bumper

51 13 7 300 589

Rear chrome tail light rings

Right: 63 21 7 297 414
Left: 63 21 7 351 431
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:38 AM
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Congrats on your order!

I viewed the new MINI the other day, and loved it just as much as I thought I would. I'm still not understanding what everyone's problem is with it, lol.

Can't wait to see your car! Thunder and white will be a great combination.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:49 PM
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I've ended up adding heated seats.... I knew I wouldn't be able to leave the spec alone!!

I also collected my trims from the dealer tonight:

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Lloyd's own bodyshop want 300 to paint them in thunder grey!!

I'm 100% getting the headlight / tail light rings done in thunder grey, but my mind is split about what colour to do the large grille trim??

Black or thunder grey??

Any thoughts?
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Hmm, it's hard for me to picture in black, but if you're doing the other trim in body color I'd probably go body color there too.
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