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Old 08-04-2015, 01:40 PM
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I Am Losing It

What I am losing is my ability to use a manual transmission. With the huge shoes I need to wear now, the clutch pedal and the foot rest share the same space, and every shift is an unwelcome challenge.

I hope to remain a MINIac, but Molly2 (my 2011 LCI MCSm) can't be my ride. If any EIM-er is interested in buying Molly2, please let me know.

She is in very good shape. At 34,000 miles, she is averaging 35.1 MPG, has used about a quart of oil in the last 5,000 miles. Turbo engine, 6-speed manual, heated leather/cloth seats, Harmon-Kardan audio, sport suspension, traction control, xenon headlights, anthracite headliner. Non-runflat all-weather tires only a few months old.
 

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There are always people up here in CR that ask me about my car and are interested in buying a MINI. The next person to ask I can let them know about yours. What price are you selling Molly2 for?
 
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Grizld700 View Post
There are always people up here in CR that ask me about my car and are interested in buying a MINI. The next person to ask I can let them know about yours. What price are you selling Molly2 for?
Thanks, that is very kind of you. I am asking $15,000. KBB's "good" to "very good" condition shows a range of $15,025 to $15,305. I think she is worth more than the higher number, but I feel like I need to make this happen ASAP.
 
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:54 AM
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I realized I was loosing it when I owned my last car which was a '13 FR-S 6 speed manual. All the various functions no longer were intuitive and required more thought to perform with precision. I sold the FR-S and bought my '13 base hardtop with an automatic. Now my driving is more laid back and 'smell the roses'. It's a pleasant experience I totally enjoy.
 
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:21 AM
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...Now my driving is more laid back and 'smell the roses'. It's a pleasant experience I totally enjoy.
You found a great solution
 
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:42 PM
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Molly2 will be for sale at MINI of Des Moines sometime in October. She is promised.
 

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Old 08-09-2015, 04:02 PM
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Thats tough mate, hope you find a car to replace it that will give you as much joy as Molly2 has! I had an 07 convertible with the automatic and moving it into sport was fun albeit nothing like having a clutch.
 
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