totalMINI
Home Forum Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Like/Follow Us here: 
We're Back
Old
  (#1 (permalink))
zen123 is Offline
totalBeginner
zen123 is on a distinguished road
 
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK
   
Default We're Back - 16th May 2018, 08:04 PM

First bought a MY13 Cooper back in 2014. We loved the Countryman but sold it a couple of years later as we no longer needed 2 cars but kept most of the accessories we bought for it just in case we decided to buy another one.

Well the time had come and we began to look on autotrader and all the other usual places for a used R60 Countryman with budget of 10K but most of the cars that interested us were located a tad too far away. Went into a nearby Mini dealer on Sunday to see what was available ended up putting down a deposit on a Royal Grey Cooper SD All4 Auto, 1 owner, 63 plate, 50k miles, chilli pack, heated leather lounge seats, xenons, led running lights, panoramic roof, black roof & mirrors, privacy glass, harman kardon sound system, 18" anthracite turbo fan wheels, flat load floor.

Listed price was more than I wanted to spend but managed to get nearly 1k discount after taking up the mini finance which I will cancel within the cooling off period and pay it off in full hence no cancellation fees and no interest. In the end spent just a few hundred s over our original budget for a nicely specced car in excellent physical shape plus you get a years Mini warranty and breakdown cover.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#2 (permalink))
zf44 is Offline
CM SD ALL4 & Roadster SD
zf44 is on a distinguished road
 
zf44's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,138
Thanks: 93
Thanked 308 Times in 269 Posts
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Gloucestershire
   
Default 17th May 2018, 08:10 AM

Welcome back and very nice spec. You sourced the correct model year, models before with very troublesome. Enjoy the new wheels.


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
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3 (permalink))
zen123 is Offline
totalBeginner
zen123 is on a distinguished road
 
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK
   
Default 29th May 2018, 11:09 PM

Had the car a couple of weeks now. Re-acquainting myself with it. Forgot how the SD engine sounds like a tractor when idling, hahaha.

There were a few issues that I failed to pick up on when we test drove it namely the lumbar support wheel on the drivers side is broken, the cigarette lighter socket comes away from its housing and doesn't work intermittently and there was a small tear on the underside of the rear seat bench. All will be fixed under warranty.

However the most disgusting thing was that the interior was not cleaned properly. What we found was a ton of dried grass and dirt in between the back seat bench and the boot. Upon closer inspection it was obvious the previous owner was a keen golfer as we found a bunch of tees amongst the crap.

Drove the car back to the dealer and had a right good rant at them. They offered a full valet and 250 to spend on Mini accessories but I requested a voucher to go towards servicing.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4 (permalink))
zf44 is Offline
CM SD ALL4 & Roadster SD
zf44 is on a distinguished road
 
zf44's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,138
Thanks: 93
Thanked 308 Times in 269 Posts
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Gloucestershire
   
Default 31st May 2018, 07:21 AM

Pure laziness on the cleaning but good result in the end though.


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
  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC2
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com