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Old 11th March 2022, 15:48   #1
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Well possibly.
I'm picking up my sister in law's 2001 MINI one next week.
It's really for my son but I will have it until he sells his Clio.
It's got a clear MOT, FSH and only 67k on the clock. Quote excited by it if truth be told
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Old 11th March 2022, 16:00   #2
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dont get too excited, you may find it a let down. sorry

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Old 11th March 2022, 16:07   #3
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dont get too excited, you may find it a let down. sorry

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Very possibly, bottom line is that it's up to the boy.
He wants something more interesting than his Clio
The MINI has been looked after ( but not kid gloves lol). Either way it's always fun getting a new car
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Old 11th March 2022, 17:33   #4
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You may be pleasantly surprised Simon.
Swapped our ZTT last April for a 2016 MINI……..wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing but, it’s turned out to be a fantastic wee car.
Even the early ones have a good reputation. It will be a fun drive and should be reasonably reliable.
There’s a growing interest in the early Y, 51 and 52 plate MINIS.

Enjoy!
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My son had a 2010 Mini One First bought off a friend of mine at work. The First was the lowest of the low powered Minis but it was a great little car, still quite torquey as it’s the same Cooper engine just strangled a bit but rode and handled beautifully. Really quite disappointed when he chopped it in for a C4.
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Old 11th March 2022, 19:16   #6
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I had a R56 mini a couple of years back and loved mine, it was only a 1.4 but it was so much fun to drive. Would have another one in a heartbeat.
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Old 11th March 2022, 19:45   #7
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A friend of mine had a bright yellow mini cooper (think it was the R53) and he loved it, I rode in it a couple of times and certainly wouldn't swap anything from my fleet for it but it's horses for courses. I hope you enjoy your temporary acquisition and it proves a good car for your son.
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Old 11th March 2022, 20:06   #8
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I’ve had a Mini Cooper for work not so long ago. Great fun! Made in nearby Swindon, definitely an option when the acceptable Rover 25s dry up…
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A friend of mine had a bright yellow mini cooper (think it was the R53) and he loved it, I rode in it a couple of times and certainly wouldn't swap anything from my fleet for it but it's horses for courses. I hope you enjoy your temporary acquisition and it proves a good car for your son.
This one if memory serves is now living out its retirement as part of a display team at Elvington airfield.
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Old 11th March 2022, 20:38   #10
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well its a car with character i'm sure
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