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Old 08-19-2015, 11:16 PM
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Bye Bye CM

Today I said goodbye to my 2012 Countryman. I really liked the car and had no mechanical issues in my 3 years of ownership. So it's not like I got rid of it because of anything negative but I could pass this new car up!

I traded my CM in for a 2014 Highgate convertible and I'm just beyond happy! Before my CM I had a MINI convertible and thought I wanted something different. However during my 3 yrs with this car in the back of my mind I kept missing having a convertible. Last week I took my car in to get some warranty repairs done because my warranty had less than 200 miles left on it. While waiting I was walking through the pre-owned lot and saw the Highgate. After a lot of back and forth I finally got the Highgate's price down and today I drove off the lot in it . I'm so excited this car is pretty much loaded and only had 405 miles on it it has features I would never pay for and others I've wanted but were out of my price range.

Before I left I made sure to take every little bit of extra pizzazz I'd added to the CM. I'll sell some of it cuz it won't fit on the convertible but I took back my blackjack valve stem caps, short antenna, blackjack mirror caps, and rear view cover. I also took my aftermarket amp and subwoofer! The only customizations I left were the stripes and the pink side scuttles (they were so hard to install so not worth the hassle to remove).

I kept my plates but JMBO MNI doesn't seem to suit my new MINI
 
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:28 AM
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Congratulations! Please post more pictures of your Highgate (especially the interior). I've never seen one before.
 
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:30 PM
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Congratulations! Keep us updated on the drop top!
 
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Ive owned 4 MINIs since 2004 and been on these forums constantly the past 12 years and Ive never heard of a highgate...what the heck is it?!
 
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:23 PM
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Congrats, The Highgate edition is very nice and rare. Really like the seats and the paint. Enjoy the top down motoring.

The convertible top even shines in the sun. Embedded metallic looking threads.
 
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:21 PM
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Thanks everyone! I'm just pinching myself that I have this Highgate and that it has so many options. It's seriously insane...I always build MINIs online but in reality I've got a budget and don't get nearly as many features and upgrades. My last 2 MINIs were new and honestly it was just luck or fate that while waiting for my car to be repaired that I walked through the pre-owned lot and saw this beauty. It's a 2014 and it only had 405 miles on it still smelled new and the floor mats were still in plastic. I thought it was a good price but for the 1st time I really stuck to my guns while negotiating and after all was said and done I saved $10k off the new price of this car!

What I love about the Highgate is color of the leather interior. I love the dark toffee and blue piped seats. I also love the convertible tops silvery metallic threads. I think over time it won't show wear like a black top does!

I'm still getting used to being back in a mini MINI. I didn't realize how much stuff I had crammed into my Countryman's boot. I also smashed my hand into the rear quarter panel trying to "open" the back door to get my purse. I really did like my CM and had no intention of getting a new car but I just could in pass this one up.

Going back to the dealer this Tuesday and I'm going to get my Highgate bonnet stripes installed.
 
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+1 on the great interior and your welcome.





 
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Ive owned 4 MINIs since 2004 and been on these forums constantly the past 12 years and Ive never heard of a highgate...what the heck is it?!
What the HECK is a Highgate!?!?!
 
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Added my bonnet stripes today!

Can't believe I've bought a 3rd MINI. I've been officially driving a MINI for 10 years now. I briefly flirted with the idea of getting a Jeep Wrangler but I just don't think I can stomach the gas prices.

They gave me a CM loaner and I can honestly say I didn't miss it compared to my car.

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Looks great , nice stripes.

 
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Wow those stripes are nice. It really brings the whole look together
 
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