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Old 05-11-2015, 06:26 AM
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BRG with Malt Brown seats, very nice.

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Well you can add us to the list! Just traded our R53 on a R52 2008 LoTSC/Sidewalk/JCW.

1. No name as of yet (but we never did name our R53)
2. North San Diego county
3. 60's
4. Astro Black/Panther
5. 2008 LoTSC #83/100

No "official" pics yet but there are a couple here I took at dealership that are in this thread. Will post better ones later.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...cw-cabrio.html
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We're sad to announce that Welly (#25 on the list) is getting ready to leave Colorado next week. He has a new family waiting for him in Pennsylvania, and he's getting excited about seeing another part of the USA.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:44 PM
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2007 sidewalk



  1. Salley
  2. Georgia
  3. Sparkling Silver
  4. Cooper S
  5. 60s
  6. who cares, I have common sense ha ha
  7. Ride Salley Ride
  8. Just some stripes, tint and plastic dipped wheels
I bought this mini last April, it had 51000 miles and one owner. Great car so far, love the looks I get from all the big trucks around here in South Georgia.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:02 AM
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Very nice, thanks for the pic and congrats.
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50k service on R-52 Sidewalk

Just took my R-52 in to dealer for 50k service - $679 US for oil change, filters, spark plugs - the plugs alone were $190 - is this typical?
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:22 AM
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Sounds like dealership pricing, you can do it yourself and get parts from us and save $$$.

Is your sidewalk have the JCW Tuning kit also. Maybe a last of the supercharged models ?
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:35 AM
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Just took my R-52 in to dealer for 50k service - $679 US for oil change, filters, spark plugs - the plugs alone were $190 - is this typical?
I just did all that for under $200 myself and that included new plug wires, all the filters. I do all the work on my cars myself though. I have never heard of plugs costing $190. Wow!
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JCW plugs have a really high retail at the Dealership.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:35 AM
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Sounds like dealership pricing, you can do it yourself and get parts from us and save $$$.

Is your sidewalk have the JCW Tuning kit also. Maybe a last of the supercharged models ?
Not sure what that is - my R-52 did not come with the JCW parts - I added a supercharger pulley and airbox
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Ok, thought you had a JCW tuning kit.
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We're sad to announce that Welly (#25 on the list) is getting ready to leave Colorado next week. He has a new family waiting for him in Pennsylvania, and he's getting excited about seeing another part of the USA.
New owner here, I adopted #25 on the list!
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Circle of life on the Sidewalk, awesome.
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What is the Interior Light Package?

I found a used Sidewalk edition Cooper S on the internet for sale, and am wondering what the Interior Light Package is.

Is that the multi-color overhead and side pillar lighting that came with the Gen 2 Coupes? Or is it only single color on the Sidewalk edition and other cabrios through 2008? Or does it refer to something else entirely.

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They came standard with overhead lights ( map , overhead, foot well etc. )and then those dash matching orange waterfall lights and orange lights under the toggle bank when you have the headlights / parking lights on.


You can change over the interior lights to Ziza LEDs and really helps the convertible , as when I did mine , improves the lighting. The kit is for halogen > LED. The Orange leds on the overhead / under toggle bank stay the same. Full kit is free ship.


http://www.ecstuning.com/News/MINI_R52_ZLEDPL_Ziza_LED_Interior_Lighting_Kits_20 05_2006_2007_2008/














Gen 2+ MINI is when they started the factory multi-color led lights.
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Wow! I've missed a lot of posts! I'll catch up and issue numbers this weekend.

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2008
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60s
11,500 miles
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Now that's a happy group! Beautiful color and car.

Drive Hard. Drive Safe. Keep Grinning.
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New owner here, I adopted #25 on the list!
Welcome to NAM and congrats!

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Does anyone know if the Sidewalk was available in Dark Silver Metallic with the malt brown leather?

Another question - Is the malt brown leather as orange in person as it looks in pictures?

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Old 09-29-2017, 12:14 PM
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Malt Leather

I don't have current photos, but I remember worrying about the malt being too orange when I first saw photos. But its not orange at all, at least to my eyes. I
have had the car since 2008 and love it (and its coloring) as much as the first time I laid eyes on it. But it is a "sparkling silver" model (never got that -- looks gold or bronze to me).
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1) Pic attached
2) What is your MINI’s name: Pain in the ***
3) Your Location: Holly Springs, NC
4) Color of your baby: Astro Black
5) Cooper or Cooper S: S
6) Age (by decade – 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, etc.): 40
7) Mensa Member (Y/N): N
8) Theme Song: None
9) Mods: Nope

So I bought this Mini Sidewalk and 30 minutes later someone tried to rip the drivers door off with their jeep. Then I got it home and realized that the previous owner had done zero maintenance of the car. Oil was black. Trans fluid black. Hole in the exhaust. Timing tensioner shot. Heck there were even many pieces of used gum stuck to the inside of the door! I imagine the supercharger needs new oil as well. Luckily it only has 82k miles so I think it will run OK once everything is fixed. One thing I noticed about mine that's different from most Sidewalk editions is my air intake is chrome. Seems like most are body colored?

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Chrome intake is an aftermarket addition IIRC.
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Chrome intake is an aftermarket addition IIRC.
That explains why it feels very loose.
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Chrome scoop can be factory or aftermarket.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2005-Cooper-R52-S-Convertible-L4_1.6L_W11B16A/Exterior/Body/Hood/Scoop/

The intake is under the hood
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