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New member in N Florida | 2009 R56 Cooper Base / Pepper White w/Steptronic

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:25 PM
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New member in N Florida | 2009 R56 Cooper Base / Pepper White w/Steptronic

Hello NAM members,

I recently purchased a bone stock 2009 R56 Cooper Base model w/Steptronic transmission (w/paddle shifters), Boost stereo (6-speaker, AUX-in, No USB, No Bluetooth) in Pepper White (w/black & gray vinyl interior) with 26.5k miles. I bought the car from the 2nd owner who bought it in 2011 as a CPO from Miami MINI where it had been leased and turned-in with ~14k miles. I plan to use the MINI as a commuter car for my ~60-mile one-way drive to work.

In the first week of commuting, I've routinely achieved a wallet-pleasing 35mpg highway cruising at ~80mph. My initial plans for modifying the car include sourcing a set of 17" factory wheels (e.g., R90, R108), iPhone/iPod, and Bluetooth integration. Eventually, I may want to consider a cat-back sport exhaust (e.g., Magnaflow stainless). I'll be watching the Marketplace for some deals on these things.

Look forward to hanging out with you all and to learning more about my MINI.

Cheers,
Tim

'09 R56 MINI Cooper Base - Pepper White
'87 Porsche 911 Carrera Sunroof Coupe - Grandprix White
'85 BMW 535i Alpine White (Euro conversion, m30b35 swap, Shrick cam6, stand alone engine management system, Big Brake Kit, BBS RKs, Blanton 3.73LSD, etc.)
'87 Mercedes-Benz w126 420sel - Anthracite (inherited from my Dad in '12)
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 AM
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Welcome to NAM, from the Tampa Bay area! MINIs are a great sickness to have

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:46 AM
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Welcome aboard. You are now a part of the MINIac family if you can prove you own it.
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