View Full Version : Help, I went and bought one

05-26-2003, 12:54 PM
Hey everyone,
I have been sans Cobra for two years now and finally had to get something. Went down today an bought a Mini Cooper S.

22K out the door with:

Cold WX pkg
Sport pkg
Premium pkg


05-26-2003, 09:29 PM
All you need is an R splitter and a wing and you're set. :thumbsup:

Congrats on your new ride Carey:rotf:

05-27-2003, 05:16 PM
tony-- no no no its just fine the way it is~!!!!

CAREY-- I LIKE IT! I am not one of those who says..... well you know. but i like that mini! have fun wiht it , since you can't have your snake with you there..( your dad is having fun though :D ) Hope to see you again soon!!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05-27-2003, 06:21 PM
I've always thought those were pretty cool looking. If I was in the market for a small car I would really consider one. How would you rate the car on quality, handling and pep?

05-28-2003, 12:17 AM
We went and test drove before buying, a very nice experience by the way. The salesperson just gave me the keys and asked that I be back in an hour or so. Handling, think go-cart. Acceleration: It obviously doesn't have the torque or horsepower of my Cobra, but is respectable. 163 hp and 155 lbs. Like any 4-cylinder, it needs to be rev'd for power. I took it out on the Autobahn and it runs quite nicely at 120 :). The six speed tranny is quite nice. I started browsing the Mini boards.....205 hp is merely an exhaust, chip and blower pulley away.



05-30-2003, 04:31 PM

my bosses partner has one .....

red mini "S"

he handed me the keys one day and said to take it for a drive....

so I did....

I expected the same thing.....

"go Kart".... NOT !!!!!

nice car !! Sounds great and takes corners like there aren't even there.... without throwing your passenger around....

a fun little car, congrats!:thumbsup:

11-27-2003, 03:10 AM
At long last "Joe Mini" shows up on our doorstep :). I had forgotten what a rush it is to drive. I thought you all would like some pics. I also figured out what the definition of "hard" is: Having a new Cooper S and living 5 minutes from an unrestricted Autobahn. Alas, I have to wait 1250 miles before > 4500 rpm. Time to get busy....what errands can I do?



The Cobra is headed for third car.....pampered status when we return next spring.

Cheers from Germany


11-27-2003, 07:38 AM
Nice! :thumbsup: I like the color. Have fun.

11-27-2003, 08:14 AM
Awesome !!

absolutely beautiful!

I think its the most beautiful Mini I have ever seen ---

I like it even better than the Red S that I drove!


and pssssssst...

please don't rub it in about the Autobahn...

we have no such thing here ----

restricted, restricted, restricted......

can we come visit?:rolleyes:

11-30-2003, 12:03 AM
those cars actually handle very well. We had one show up at one of our autocrosses and it did well, and surprised quite a few cobra owners!

11-30-2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by spittincobra01
those cars actually handle very well. We had one show up at one of our autocrosses and it did well, and surprised quite a few cobra owners!


if you ever get the chance to drive a new S Matt ---

don't pass it up ---

they are awesome to drive --

the "Italian Job" (movie)

don't miss it ---

lots of Mini's in this movie!:thumbsup: :bounce: