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vagt6
09-02-2004, 10:15 AM
I'm considering the purchase of a new Mini Cooper S and would like to get feedback from current owners.

Could anyone suggest a website or chatroom for these cars where I might get info from current owners?

And, does anyone here have one they'd like to talk about?

Thanks for the input!

Steve
09-02-2004, 11:02 AM
Hi Mark......there are several Cooper and Cooper 'S' owners on the BCF, although I am not one of them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

From speaking to people who own these cars there is an overwhelmingly positive response to the Coopers. (Mind you, if all you ever drove before was a Buick, that is not much of a surprise). They are tuneable, and an awful lot of fun to drive. There is also a thriving aftermarket for this car already, and companies such as Moss carry an enormous array of accesories and go-faster goodies for them already.

The biggest gripe that I had heard is that the owner is discouraged from carrying out his (or her) own maintenance and repairs on the cars, which seems to be de-rigeur for BMW. There is no Lucas however, so the need for that is considerably reduced. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

On the whole, it is a great little car, hot setup being an 'S' with the six-speed tranny. My choice would have to be the red with white roof. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Xracer
09-02-2004, 12:20 PM
Here's a good site for the new MINI: https://mini2.com/

And here's a good place to ask questions about the new MINI:

https://www.mini2.com/forum/

t8nwa
09-02-2004, 02:34 PM
I have had my '02 S for 2 years and 30000 miles. Still love it. Very happy owner. Anything specific you would like to know?

Red with White roof, of course, is the best color combo...
Forums:

MINI2 is the best. worldwide participation.

Northamericanmotoring.com is a close second with an american spin.

You will find that most people participate in both.

there are also these:

https://forums1.roadfly.org/mini/forums/cooper/

https://www.cooperspeed.com/ (new and not real busy yet)

And a lot of local clubs around the nation have websites.

Alan

vagt6
09-03-2004, 10:07 AM
Thanks for all the great responses. I've added the above links to my "favorites" menu.

Anyone else know good Mini-related sites?

Cheers!

huck6
09-03-2004, 12:40 PM
Its good to pay edmunds.com a visit for information on any new car.

Good luck. If I didn't already drive a Wrangler, I'd be envious! Well, maybe I am a bit envious anyway. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Blue70
09-27-2005, 06:08 PM
www.northamericanmortoring.com (https://www.northamericanmortoring.com) is another good site for the new MINI.

Basil
09-28-2005, 07:11 AM
YOu can get good unbiased reviews at Edmunds.com (https://www.edmunds.com)

Basil

pbraun
10-12-2005, 03:47 PM
Hey !!!!!! Don't forget : https://motoringfile.com

and whiteroofradio.com
Plus, not far away from VA is https://nemini.org

I've had my 02 Cooper S for over 3 years now and still love it!.....Has various tuner goodies and go-fast stuff! The new 05's have better gearing and a bit more Bhp from the get-go! Add together all those websites and you have a lot of information! Remember to read everything with a grain of salt!
I love the new MINI so much, I actually got a part-time job selling them! Mind you, I have owned 17 classic minis - yeah, 17, not all at the same time, but over 25 years or so, and raced one in SCCA GT5 class for 12 years, so I know for Lucas and BMC and all that jazz ...... the new MINI is a very cool product! Many smiles per mile !!!!! feel free to PM me if you have any questions, etc....
aol IM : mini1600
Cheers,