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Old 04-30-2008, 05:38 AM
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Updated pics of my 2003 MINI Cooper after 5 years and 125,000 miles!

Hey guys! Here are some updated pics of my 2003 JUSTACOOPER with almost 125,000 miles on her! WOW!! I really gave her a really good detail too. I can't believe I have been a MINI owner for 5 year already! Man does time fly! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!










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Old 04-30-2008, 05:48 AM
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Hope mine looks like that at 125k.

do you have clear bra? My front paint already doesn't look as good as yours -- and I only have 28k
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:56 AM
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Thank you. I was having a bad cooper day today and seeing those pics, lifted up my spirit
I'm at 24K miles now.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:04 AM
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No clear bra here! Believe me I have rock chips! Pics don't always show everything! LOL

What is wrong with you Cooper?
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It looks fantastic!

great pics
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:26 AM
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It looks great!!

How many Midlands have you been through?
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:34 AM
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Is that a baked potato under there? I've heard of G.I.s back in the day cooking cans of beans under the hood of the Jeep, but this is new.

Anyway, your car looks sharp; none the worse for wear.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:01 AM
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thats awesome. your car is still looking good. cant wait for mine to hit 100,000 miles =)
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:40 AM
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No clear bra here! Believe me I have rock chips! Pics don't always show everything! LOL

What is wrong with you Cooper?
I've been using it a lot lately to drop off and pick up my two little kids at the babysitter. One is 2 years old and the other one is 7 months. I guess my back is starting to complain
I won't sell it though. It's a lot of fun to drive and still gets a lot of looks from other people
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:50 AM
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Looks great. Keep on motoring.

Can you give us a quick summary of any problems or repairs so far?

Thanks
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 AM
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Looks great. Keep on motoring.

Can you give us a quick summary of any problems or repairs so far?

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Great question. I'd be interested to hear that as well. That way I can somewhat plan on long-term ownership. I do similar thing w/ my BMW, keep on top of parts that need to be replaced so that I don't have to worry about it leaving me stranded (never did).
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looks great, you have done a good job keeping it looking nice
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Your Mini Cooper looks great! It's obvious you've taken very good care of your car.
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Your Cooper looks great.I put 158k on my '03 Cooper before i sold her.Never had any mechanical problems.
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looks incredible!
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That's one helluva' sharp lookin' Cooper. Hard to believe its been around the block so many times. I bet they were very happy miles.
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That's one purrrrty Cooper w/125k miles. Looks better than most cars with 12.5k miles.
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Thanks guys! I am a neat freakkk when it comes to taking care of cars!! I love my Cooper to death even if it has not been problem free! I am on my third tranny, third clutch, second flywheel, second powersteering pump, second steering rack, second set of front control arm bushings (I changed to powerflex), second radiator, the to name the main problems. But after all of the problems fixed, the car is still going VERY strong with a very very solid Tritec motor (love this little motor!) and a sturdy interior. The fact that I got the car the second year it came out means that it had bugs, but over the years MINI's have gotten better and better! It's just the way it is sometimes!
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Still looking fantastic!

Donna
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The MINI looks great! Excellent job keeping it up. I love modded Coopers.
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Thanks, I try!
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wow... after 3rd tranny and you still have her..

that's unconditional love.. i wish my gf loves me as much as you love your mini
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i just read all your suspension modifications and

WOW

great looking cooper. i hope that one day i'll get a better paying job and be able to trick my coop as nice as yours
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Yes I love my Chilipeppa! I do plan to keep her I hope!
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Great looking car, I really like those wheels! NOT enthused that you are on your third transmission! I am socking money away right now because I know/assume I will eventually need one in my car. Did all 3 of the clutches wear out, or did you just have them done along with the tranny replacements since the tranny was already out?

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