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Default Returning to the MINI fold - 15th May 2017, 06:34 PM

Evening all,

Returning to the MINI fold after a couple of years away. I used to be a member on here before the site went down/was rebuilt around 2012/13.

My previous MINIs consisted of:

2002 (52) Electric Blue Cooper S
2008 (08) Astro Black Cooper S
2012 (62) White Silver Cooper D

Then I went over to the dark side and bought a BMW (and then another one). After a brief stint in an E46 330ci Sport I traded it for an E90 320d M Sport. This eased the cost of my commute a bit, but was rather boring.

I always missed the MINIs, and having turned 30 this year I decided to treat myself to the one that I had always wanted but never managed to justify.

So having decided I wanted to get back in a MINI, I've been lurking on here as a guest for a few weeks whilst searching for the right car, which I ended up finding last weekend.

The car:

2013 (63) John Cooper Works
Midnight Black with Chili Red roof and mirror caps
Chilli Pack
Media Pack
Heated black Lounge leather with red piping
and other stuff that I can't think of right now...

It is an approved used car from Stratstone MINI in Derby. A nice bunch of people, although there was absolutely no budging on price or extras.

I'm looking forward to doing a few bits to the car, getting back into the conversations on here, and hopefully make it out to a few events this summer.

I will get some pictures up asap.
  
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Default 15th May 2017, 07:29 PM

Now with added pictures







and a few pics of the previous cars:





  
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Default 16th May 2017, 04:18 AM

Welcome back to tM and the MINI family. Nice range of cars and love the colour combo on your first Electric Blue.


Current
2013/13 Mini Roadster 2.0 Cooper SD.
2016/16 Mini Countryman 2.0 Cooper SD All4.

Previous
2013/13 Mini Countryman 2.0 Cooper SD All4.

~ Our CM SD All4
~ 10,000 miles report
~ 20,000 miles report
~ 30,000 miles report
~ 40,000 miles report

2011/11 Mini Countryman 1.6 Cooper D 2WD.

~ 25,000 miles report
~ 35,000 miles report
  
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Default 18th May 2017, 07:54 PM

Cheers buddy, I'm so pleased to be back behind the wheel of a MINI

I did love the colour combo on the R53, but I'm also rather smitten with the black/red combo on my JCW.

Just wish the weather would settle down now so that I can make the most of the new toy.
  
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