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07-05-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By miniCPA

First thought is the mechanical condition of the...

First thought is the mechanical condition of the car. I am not a mechanic so I can’t provide specific suggestions but when test driving used cars, I found that I stalled some cars in bad shape...
06-19-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,624
Posted By miniCPA

Surely I am not the only one that sees the...

Surely I am not the only one that sees the concern with this logic!

Either you have an incredibly responsible son or you should have bought two cars.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-07-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By miniCPA

Convertibles are not for everyone. The MINI...

Convertibles are not for everyone. The MINI Convertible was the only car available the other day when my wife wanted to pick up some supplies for a party. Three balloons filled the trunk. A few cases...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-03-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and the MINI experience. ...

Welcome to the forum and the MINI experience.

What I would give for the pop-up roll bar instead of the fixed bar in my first generation convertible. Whenever you back up and can see out the back,...
04-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,397
Posted By miniCPA

Propensity to wave

I suspect there is a strong correlation between the type of MINI owner and the probability of receiving a wave in response.

People who are enthusiasts see their MINIs as more than basic...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting the...

Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting the picture (any more to share). I suspect the members with technical backgrounds will be adding their helpful suggestions, if not you should post your...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-24-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By miniCPA

Al, The first thing I would consider is: Is...

Al,

The first thing I would consider is: Is she sure she is ready for a convertible as a daily driver?

I have a Mazda 3 as my daily driver and the MINI as a second car. Last summer and...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-23-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right...

Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place for experts on every aspect of you new MINI. While I am not the expert, they should follow shortly with the guidance you need.

When you get...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-23-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By miniCPA

Have you checked the Ford Tempo Forum?

Have you checked the Ford Tempo Forum?
Forum: 1st Gear
03-22-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By miniCPA

It is interesting that your reply did not show...

It is interesting that your reply did not show up. I understand that happens to new posts from new members in other sections, however, I always thought all posts to 1st Gear would go through...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-22-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. You have a very specific...

Welcome to the forum. You have a very specific target MINI.

Are you looking for a new MINI to be built to your specifications? If not, it may be hard to find exactly what you are looking for.
...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. The MINI should be an...

Welcome to the forum. The MINI should be an experience coming from the truck. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Forum: 1st Gear
03-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and the MINI experience....

Welcome to the forum and the MINI experience. Post some pictures.
Forum: 1st Gear
02-26-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. MINIs certainly do come...

Welcome to the forum. MINIs certainly do come with their share of challenges. Make sure you post some pictures of the MINI and not just the clothes hanger!

The clothes hanger trick could make an...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-18-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By miniCPA

I am almost with Mike, however, it may be better...

I am almost with Mike, however, it may be better to buy a MINI Cooper S with a stick and encourage the husband to learn to drive it before the divorce. I am sure he has some redeeming qualities for...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-11-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By miniCPA

Craho, I did complete the program and...

Craho,

I did complete the program and received my Doctorate in Public Administration a few years back. You are at the toughest stage in the process. The coursework is grueling, (I had a 3 week...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By miniCPA

Congratulations on your new MINI. Does your...

Congratulations on your new MINI.

Does your reference to the doctoral program tuition indicate that you:

Have just graduated and now have a great job? If so congratulations.
Have years to...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-24-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By miniCPA

I agree with the concerns with owning a...

I agree with the concerns with owning a convertible. As long as you realize that there are compromises and that you are willing to deal with the down sides in exchange for open motoring, it may be...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-20-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By miniCPA

Sounds like you know the basics and I will differ...

Sounds like you know the basics and I will differ to others with more technical knowledge to answer the specifics of the two models.

You should be able to find a R53 with lower mileage if you...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-04-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By miniCPA

Sounds like the only question for you is: Why...

Sounds like the only question for you is: Why didn't you buy yourself a MINI years ago.

The early second generation MINIs had some issues that others will address. It sounds like you found a good...
Forum: 1st Gear
11-21-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By miniCPA

One of the great things about MINIs is the...

One of the great things about MINIs is the aftermarket support for both customizing or keeping it stock.

For most other brands, we would be telling you to go to a junk yard.

Does that make...
Forum: 1st Gear
11-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By miniCPA

Good luck with the project. If you like it when...

Good luck with the project. If you like it when it is not running, you will love it when you get to drive it. Especially if you have back winding roads where the MINI is at it's best. Small kids fit...
Forum: 1st Gear
10-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. We will need a few pictures...

Welcome to the forum. We will need a few pictures to fully appreciate your MINI.
Forum: 1st Gear
10-15-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and back to MINI ownership....

Welcome to the forum and back to MINI ownership. I have to get out the first question: Any pictures to share?
Forum: 1st Gear
09-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By miniCPA

Another option is to move back a few more feet....

Another option is to move back a few more feet. There should be extra room behind a MINI.
Forum: 1st Gear
09-14-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. I hope you keep your F54...

Welcome to the forum. I hope you keep your F54 for a while. Any wider angle pictures to share?
09-05-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By miniCPA

The MINI manuals are available free online. You...

The MINI manuals are available free online. You may want to download the one you want and only purchase one if you want an original manual to stay with the car.
...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-29-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. Any pictures to share? ...

Welcome to the forum. Any pictures to share?

I sure it can be done fairly easily. Others, with more knowledge than myself should follow with suggestions. I have the rear fog light on mine. I...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-29-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By miniCPA

Nice looking MINI. Welcome to the forum. If your...

Nice looking MINI. Welcome to the forum. If your new friends on the forum can't help you find what you are looking for, it doesn't exist. Good luck and enjoy the adventure.
Forum: 1st Gear
08-23-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By miniCPA

If you: Really like MINIs You want to...

If you:

Really like MINIs
You want to help people who need your knowledge
Want to encourage those new to MINI to get a good start
Want to meet those who are most excited about MINIs
Want...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-20-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and the MINI experience.

Welcome to the forum and the MINI experience.
Forum: 1st Gear
08-15-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By miniCPA

You will find when you become one, MINI people...

You will find when you become one, MINI people are incredibly smart. (just kidding)


To your original question: Buy a MINI if you love the way it drives and have to have that every day.

MINIs...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-15-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. Thanks...

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. Thanks for posting the pictures. I hope you enjoy the adventure.
Forum: 1st Gear
07-25-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. ...

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership.

Keep up on the regular maintenance and driving experience should far outweigh the reduced reliability as compared to the Honda.

Owning a MINI is an...
07-23-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By miniCPA

I used PlastiDip in a spray can to put red...

I used PlastiDip in a spray can to put red stripes and paint the mirrors on my R52. Fairly quickly, the stripes began to peal slightly perhaps a 32nd or 16th of an inch in a few sections. The mirrors...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-19-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By miniCPA

Blue is the fastest color.

Blue is the fastest color.
Forum: 1st Gear
07-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. The...

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. The gold wheels look great. I haven't seen that before.
Forum: 1st Gear
07-14-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. Great looking MINI. It...

Welcome to the forum. Great looking MINI. It should be a lot of fun.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-20-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. We need the details and...

Welcome to the forum. We need the details and pictures.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-08-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,948
Posted By miniCPA

Your father had great taste. Good looking Cooper....

Your father had great taste. Good looking Cooper. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-08-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. I am...

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. I am looking forward to the pictures when the big day comes.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-06-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By miniCPA

Great looking Mini. Welcome to the forum, while...

Great looking Mini. Welcome to the forum, while most members of the forum have the BMW based MINIs, there seem to be quite a few with classic Minis as well. I hope you stick around and contribute to...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-06-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By miniCPA

Great looking MINI. Welcome to the forum and MINI...

Great looking MINI. Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. I struggled with the lack of a camera and have adjusted (always back into a space - but my first gen MINI has far less rear visibility...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership,...

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership, neighbor. Good luck with your project. Red stripes on the black and black stripes on the red might tie the two-tone together.
Forum: 1st Gear
05-28-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. You have...

Welcome to the forum and MINI ownership. You have come to the right place for all the information you will need to get the most out of your new MINI.
05-27-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,401
Posted By miniCPA

In full disclosure, I am the member quoted. ...

In full disclosure, I am the member quoted.

I will say that the change to eliminate the block of the other forum is a great decision. However, references to other forums by our senior users,...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-23-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,160
Posted By miniCPA

Good looking MINI welcome to the forum. I...

Good looking MINI welcome to the forum.

I always thought the Flex looked a lot like an over-sized MINI. When I first saw the post on my phone I thought it was a MINI pulling an MINI.

I suspect...
05-23-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,401
Posted By miniCPA

I think this forum has proven that a common...

I think this forum has proven that a common interest in cars can be enough to hold together a community. A brand like MINI with a common theme can help the fans of different models communicate and...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-17-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. Great looking MINI. The red...

Welcome to the forum. Great looking MINI. The red stripe on the wheels adds a lot to the look of the car. Your wife should be a professional shopper!
Forum: 1st Gear
05-07-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By miniCPA

Welcome to the forum. What an impressive fleet of...

Welcome to the forum. What an impressive fleet of Mini/MINIs. I hope you actively participate in the forum. I would bet that you will have a lot to contribute.

Is the difference between Mini and...
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