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Posted By RonP

FS: MINI Cup Holder

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/Ron-P/CupHolder.jpg


SOLD $30 shipped to anywhere in the USofA.
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Posted By RonP

yellowtruck61: The guage rings are for the speedo...

yellowtruck61: The guage rings are for the speedo and vents. Not sure what the silver one is for, the duel ring one. I think it goes on the steering column, I never used it so I'm not sure.

DME:...
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Posted By RonP

DME: I don't know, it came off an '03 MC. ...

DME: I don't know, it came off an '03 MC.


Hatch: It goes under the stereo behind the cup holders.


I live in HB.
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Posted By RonP

That is from The Lord of the Flies here on NAM,...

That is from The Lord of the Flies here on NAM, it's aftermarket.
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Posted By RonP

Parts for sale

All items are sold.
01-05-2008, 10:58 AM
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Posted By RonP

A good suggestion, thanks, and it's in my price...

A good suggestion, thanks, and it's in my price range as well. Looks like a busy day today. I need to decide soon as my MINI should be out of the shop by Tuesday and I'm pretty much trading it in the...
01-05-2008, 10:39 AM
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Posted By RonP

hmmm, I don't know about that, I might get beat...

hmmm, I don't know about that, I might get beat up here, posting pics of something other then a MINI. ;)

I'm headed out today to test drive a Nissan Altima Coupe. This will be the last test drive...
01-04-2008, 11:59 PM
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Posted By RonP

Good summary there ClubmanS. I will say that from...

Good summary there ClubmanS. I will say that from my research both MINI and Mitsu have come a long way as for reliability within the last few years, Mazda, not so much. Mitsu did it when they bought...
01-04-2008, 10:12 AM
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Posted By RonP

Nah, your're not rid of me yet, sorry. I'll have...

Nah, your're not rid of me yet, sorry. I'll have parts to put up for sale in a week, after that you'll be free from my posts.
01-04-2008, 09:02 AM
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Posted By RonP

You are very right slickfast, my apologies. My...

You are very right slickfast, my apologies. My MINI has done nothing but anger and frustrate me. Are they all like that, no.
01-04-2008, 08:29 AM
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Posted By RonP

"It's a mystical bond between man and machine",...

"It's a mystical bond between man and machine", what can I say, I love this car. It's a great fit for me. I just love everything about it. Well, my only gripe is the bubble butt it has but I can live...
01-03-2008, 08:55 PM
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Posted By RonP

Like I said, a vintage MINI would be a weekend...

Like I said, a vintage MINI would be a weekend fun car, nothing more, a grocery getter. Just a toy to play with.


Yeah, mine is a unique situation but I'm far from being the only MINI owner with...
01-03-2008, 05:40 PM
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Posted By RonP

Oh, don't get me wrong, I love mine as well. Saw...

Oh, don't get me wrong, I love mine as well. Saw her today up on the rack all torn apart, I was a bit sad.

Guys I love my MINI I just bought a bad car, maybe a Katrina car, who knows. But with...
01-03-2008, 02:48 PM
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Posted By RonP

Thanks for posting your thoughts on the Mits. I...

Thanks for posting your thoughts on the Mits. I know it won't be anything like my MINI but I'm also not expecting it to. I really like this new style and it's a very fun car to drive, for me.
01-03-2008, 02:41 PM
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Posted By RonP

I will be back, but with an original Mini as a...

I will be back, but with an original Mini as a tinker / fun car only. That's what I really wanted in the first place but it wouldn't have worked well as a daily driver as I thought my '03 would have...
01-03-2008, 12:09 PM
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Posted By RonP

Here's a pic of the transmission I took this...

Here's a pic of the transmission I took this morning. The trans shop guys says he thinks that this trans has come incontact with salt water and that this is not the original trans that came with the...
01-02-2008, 09:02 PM
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Posted By RonP

Of the many car forums I've visited and searched...

Of the many car forums I've visited and searched while car shopping over these past several weeks I can say that the MINI Cooper forums have the most threads relating to problems. Add to that there...
01-01-2008, 10:15 PM
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Posted By RonP

Nice post Jenn, thank you. I realize that...

Nice post Jenn, thank you.

I realize that posting about other cars on specific car forums can bring out the negative, it's quite I'll right, I expected it. While some post to help, some post...
12-31-2007, 09:17 PM
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Posted By RonP

[Homer Simpsom]mmmmmmmmmm......new car...

[Homer Simpsom]mmmmmmmmmm......new car smell[/Homer Simpson]
12-31-2007, 08:23 PM
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Posted By RonP

Thanks for posting wscruiser, gives me some good...

Thanks for posting wscruiser, gives me some good insight.

As for interior fit and finish, I drove an 08 and it looked very nice, of course this is compared to my 03 MC, I sure the newer MINIs...
12-30-2007, 11:55 PM
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Posted By RonP

Problem is, trannys should not be blowing up at...

Problem is, trannys should not be blowing up at that milage or even soon after, like mine at 62K. That is completely unacceptable and goes to show that quality is one thing MINI forgot to include in...
12-30-2007, 11:37 PM
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Posted By RonP

I love my MINI and I hate to give it up, but one...

I love my MINI and I hate to give it up, but one must move on past such a nightmare car. Will I buy another, yes. But only when I do not have to use it as a daily driver so I don't have to rely on it...
12-30-2007, 12:03 PM
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Posted By RonP

Faster as compared to my 2003 MC (non-s). ...

Faster as compared to my 2003 MC (non-s).

As for the Audi "A" class, they all have 4 doors, that's a no go. The TT is nice but about $10k over my budget.
12-30-2007, 11:35 AM
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Posted By RonP

I've thought about that but at this point I'm...

I've thought about that but at this point I'm over the MINI, at least for now. This car really put a bad taste in my mouth, so to speak. Plus the fact I want somthing sleeker, faster, heavier (more...
12-30-2007, 10:48 AM
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Posted By RonP

The older Mits had their fair share of problems,...

The older Mits had their fair share of problems, there's no doubt about that. But these new ones are doing much, much better. I've been on board some Mits fourms and there are not too many threads...
12-30-2007, 08:32 AM
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Posted By RonP

Have you driven an '08? It's far from slow, I...

Have you driven an '08? It's far from slow, I like the fact that it's heavy and solid and I find it to be a very sharp, sleek looking car.

I'm not looking to replace my MINI with a car that is...
12-30-2007, 08:27 AM
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Posted By RonP

Yep, 5-speed Midland. Aon (not sure of the...

Yep, 5-speed Midland. Aon (not sure of the spelling) is the extended warranty company. This isn't over yet. The management at CarMax is working with the management of the warranty company. This will...
12-29-2007, 09:56 PM
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Posted By RonP

Because? Peculiarities? Hardly. Having...

Because?


Peculiarities? Hardly. Having had my MINI in the shop 7 times, not counting this last go around with the tranny over an 18 month period is far beyond perculiarities.


Their past...
12-29-2007, 06:48 PM
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Posted By RonP

Saying goodbye to NAM and MINI

Well, the time has just about come to say goodbye. When, or if, I ever get my 2003 MC back from the repair shop I'll be driving her right to my driveway (for stripping) and then to a predetermined...
12-19-2007, 04:05 PM
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Posted By RonP

It was changed when I bought it 18 months ago and...

It was changed when I bought it 18 months ago and then a few weeks ago.
12-18-2007, 05:41 PM
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Posted By RonP

Can water get into the 5-speed transmissions?

Today CarMax tells me they've found rust inside my tranny and that this is a possible reason that the transmission failed (2003 MC). I had no transmission problems until they replaced a shifting...
12-18-2007, 03:39 PM
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Posted By RonP

Good for you, your one of the lucky few that owns...

Good for you, your one of the lucky few that owns a MINI with very few problems.

At 62k miles I should not be replacing a transmission or have to replace upper strut mount bushings or fuel guage...
12-17-2007, 06:30 PM
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Posted By RonP

Several issues you list I had to have repaired...

Several issues you list I had to have repaired under my warranty and like posted above are very common problems.

I haven't seen my '03 MC for for over 4 weeks now. She went in for her 60k service...
12-14-2007, 11:46 PM
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Posted By RonP

I have 60,000 on her. They will be doing a clutch...

I have 60,000 on her. They will be doing a clutch job while it's all apart. I had 50% left on the original clutch but now that all the labor is covered under the warranty it will cost me about $200...
12-14-2007, 07:43 AM
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Posted By RonP

I spoke with them last night, the trans has bad...

I spoke with them last night, the trans has bad synchros and gears that are damaged. They've been trying to find parts but with no luck. Another day or so and if nothing is found then a new trans...
12-12-2007, 09:34 AM
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Posted By RonP

Thanks PenelopeG3. They told me that when they...

Thanks PenelopeG3. They told me that when they drained the tranny to change the oil that metal shavings came out so I'm guessing there's also some gear damage as well. Where else would metal shavings...
12-11-2007, 05:22 PM
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Posted By RonP

Transmission: Rebuild or remanufactured?

Now that my 5-speed manual is in the shop and is getting ready to be opened up tomorrow, depending on what they find I was told that it may need rebuilt or replaced with a remanufactured one.

I...
12-09-2007, 08:15 PM
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Posted By RonP

Bummer mini macky, I hope you get fixed up...

Bummer mini macky, I hope you get fixed up quickly. Needless to say I know exactly what you're going through.

My big question now is what brand tranny I'll be getting. They told me the dealer has...
12-08-2007, 06:44 PM
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Posted By RonP

I'm just happy I got an extended warranty that's...

I'm just happy I got an extended warranty that's covering all this.

One very important lesson in all this, never own a MINI without warranty coverage.
12-08-2007, 12:05 AM
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Posted By RonP

I don't expect them all to be perfect, they...

I don't expect them all to be perfect, they can't, there built by imperfect people. But, there's a lot more here then that one in a million. It's quite obvious that there is a huge issue with these...
12-07-2007, 11:44 PM
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Posted By RonP

If a quality transmission was used in the first...

If a quality transmission was used in the first place you'd not be in this predicament, a transmission should run for the life of a car. I never once had tranmissions issues with any of my other...
12-07-2007, 11:10 AM
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Posted By RonP

Got a call just now from CarMax, it's the tranny,...

Got a call just now from CarMax, it's the tranny, she's dead and will need replaced and it seems MINI of Irvine has them in stock. That right there tells me the tranny's in these cars are junk.

I...
12-06-2007, 01:48 PM
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Posted By RonP

Yep, it's a 5-speed and if it needs replaced I...

Yep, it's a 5-speed and if it needs replaced I will look into the additional cost of upgrading to a 6-speed. If it's tranny related all the labor will now be covered under the warranty so I plan to...
12-06-2007, 01:36 PM
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Posted By RonP

My MINI gets a new Transmission

Three weeks ago today I dropped off my MINI at CarMax (where I bought it) for it's 60k service. After replacing a cracked shift linkage bracket it was having difficulty shifting into first and...
11-29-2007, 10:54 PM
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Posted By RonP

MINI doesn't give a crap about the owners of...

MINI doesn't give a crap about the owners of their cars, get used to it. Oh, and when you wash your car, make sure you use soap on a rope. Their right behind you, just waiting.
11-24-2007, 10:43 PM
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Posted By RonP

I've decided that come Monday, I'm going to put...

I've decided that come Monday, I'm going to put myself in full "****" mode and go full blast at CarMax, they will not like me when I hang up the phone. I'm gathering up all my repair receipts over...
11-24-2007, 12:05 AM
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Posted By RonP

Well, I heard from Irvine MINI today. When they...

Well, I heard from Irvine MINI today. When they drove my car over they said 2nd gear was grinding. The mechanic thinks it's the clutch going out but they won't know until they tear it apart. If...
11-23-2007, 10:10 AM
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Posted By RonP

Thanks guys. I just called and she'll be headed...

Thanks guys. I just called and she'll be headed to MINI this morning so hopefully if it's just an adjustment due to the new linkage bracket she'll be back with me by Monday.
11-22-2007, 09:28 AM
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Posted By RonP

That's my guess, at least once she gets too MINI...

That's my guess, at least once she gets too MINI of Irvine she'll be in good hands and get fixed right.

It's just frustrating, that's all, I love the car too much.
11-21-2007, 10:29 PM
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Posted By RonP

Can't get into first gear

Two weeks ago I took my MINI in for her 60k service, they found that the shift linkage was cracked. Took a week to get the part. It was finished today along with new front brakes.

As I waited to...
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