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06-09-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By Sailorlite

2019's - Why so early?

Don't recall new model year being actually available in early June - does this mean a big change for the 2020 models?
10-26-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By Sailorlite

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, 205/45R17, (April...

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, 205/45R17, (April 2015). I'm very pleased with these tires but I installed them at 252 mi. so I have little memory of the original runflats. The 12v pump and plugs and...
10-20-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By Sailorlite

Spare tire for MCS - best solution?

My '15 S came with runflats and of course no spare. I promptly replaced the runflats with good conventional Michelins and began carrying a plug kit and 12v pump - which fortunately I haven't needed...
10-05-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

When specifying a residual value, such as 60%, is...

When specifying a residual value, such as 60%, is that percentage applied to the MSRP or to the actual selling price? If to MSRP, there must be some really low lease payments out there after a...
10-02-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,996
Posted By Sailorlite

What would happen if you announce to BMW...

What would happen if you announce to BMW Financial that you're only willing to pay, say, $12,500 for this car? Or else you're going to simply turn it in as per the contract. BMW Financial, the...
08-13-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

"When a dealer takes in a lease return, they...

"When a dealer takes in a lease return, they contact MINI and get a buy figure which we understand is LESS than the actual residual payoff amount listed in the lease contract."

How can MINI...
08-04-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By Sailorlite

My vote? Lose the graphics altogether, and then...

My vote? Lose the graphics altogether, and then rethink the red mirror caps.
07-16-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Sailorlite

Sunglasses - Polarized or not?

Now that I have a new prescription for distance viewing, I'm considering getting my first pair of prescription sunglasses for driving. So which is better, polarized or regular? Thanks.
07-05-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By Sailorlite

Yes, of course.

Yes, of course.
07-03-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

So what happens at the end of the lease? Do you...

So what happens at the end of the lease? Do you have the choice of either paying off the agreed residual value and keeping (buying) the car OR simply returning the car to the lessor?

If you...
06-27-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By Sailorlite

Jacob - Be sure to save the almost-new runflats...

Jacob - Be sure to save the almost-new runflats for re-installing at the end of your lease (assuming you're going to turn it in then).
06-14-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

Has any prospective buyer ever really forfeited a...

Has any prospective buyer ever really forfeited a "non-refundable" deposit? It's hard to imagine a circumstance wherein the dealer may permanently keep a deposit when a sale is not made, regardless...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-25-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 116,583
Posted By Sailorlite

For me that red horizontal strip in the grill is...

For me that red horizontal strip in the grill is a serious problem. It looks good only when the body and/or top color is Chili Red. It clashes with all the other exterior color choices and looks...
05-21-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By Sailorlite

2018's - too early for facts?

In most years the factory starts building the new models in early July. But so far I haven't heard of any changes to the upcoming F56's. What's new for 2018? If you go into the dealer now, in late...
05-20-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

What about LEASING instead of buying? How can we...

What about LEASING instead of buying? How can we evaluate and compare lease terms? It seems easy to get bamboozled by money rate, residual value, cap cost reduction, origination fees, factory...
05-18-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By Sailorlite

Do you want to have a way to plug a puncture and...

Do you want to have a way to plug a puncture and air up the tire. (Probably there's no spare).
Forum: Detailing 101
04-04-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By Sailorlite

Curb Rash - fix it?

I've managed to rash my right front wheel (silver) and am considering whether to fix it. The wheel's rashed in only one place along the outer edge for about 2", not very deeply. But it looks bad,...
03-11-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By Sailorlite

Interior Temp Sensor - where is it?

The automatic climate control system must know what the interior temperature is. I imagine a sensor sucking cabin air into a housing and supplying a voltage signal to the CC control unit. But if...
03-11-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

What do I think? I think you're absolutely...

What do I think? I think you're absolutely correct in your approach and its applicability. And I don't recall ever seeing it put forth so thoroughly and clearly.
03-03-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By Sailorlite

Too Hot or Too Cold - climate control?

I've complained twice to my dealer that the A/C doesn't seem to blow cold. On hot days, when set at 70F, the cabin temp seems to be closer to 85F. The dealer set the system at Max A/C and it did...
01-11-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Sailorlite

SOLD - these covers are now sold to a member of...

SOLD - these covers are now sold to a member of this forum.
01-04-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Sailorlite

SOLD Mirror Covers, Checkered Black & Grey, Xlnt.

These are OE accessory mirror covers which fit the newer Mini Cooper models. Mine's a 2015 hardtop but these fit the 2015-17 Clubman and Cabrio also. The colors are black and medium gray and are...
12-30-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

All4 - Vogue tires? Vogue tires on your...

All4 -

Vogue tires? Vogue tires on your Clubman S? I bet there's a story there.
12-25-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

What about buying a used Mini? A buyer could do...

What about buying a used Mini? A buyer could do a lot of the same kind of research regarding financing and comparable asking prices, but cannot do the comparison shopping at multiple dealers. How...
11-30-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sailorlite

Warranty issue? Does your moving plate scuff the...

Warranty issue? Does your moving plate scuff the paint?
11-22-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

When you're "challenged" credit-wise isn't it...

When you're "challenged" credit-wise isn't it still smart to get your financing in order before you visit the dealer? If so, how would you do that? How do you find and evaluate "private capital and...
11-03-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,637
Posted By Sailorlite

At some dealerships the sales people work on an...

At some dealerships the sales people work on an "up" basis. They take turns greeting the next customer through the door and are then unable to greet any other potential buyer until their turn comes...
10-28-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,991
Posted By Sailorlite

Are there any actual symptoms that would be...

Are there any actual symptoms that would be noticed while driving?
08-13-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,085
Posted By Sailorlite

Blowpoptoe's photos, to me, are showing a...

Blowpoptoe's photos, to me, are showing a definite bronzish cast. If it is really a brown-gray rather than a blue-gray, then some of the brown or tan interior options would make some sense. (Not a...
07-29-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,437
Posted By Sailorlite

Around here it seems manual transmissions are...

Around here it seems manual transmissions are extremely rare. Perusing dealers' new car inventories online, it looks like only one MT for every 50 AT's! I wonder what the proportion is for our...
07-28-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,437
Posted By Sailorlite

There are good automatic transmissions and great...

There are good automatic transmissions and great ones - with paddles and without. But if you enjoy driving, the manual is the greatest of the choices. IMO, the manual is what makes my MCS worth...
07-25-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By Sailorlite

Climate Control vs. Sport Mode vs. Green Mode?

I've never been convinced that my air cond blows as cold as I think it should. Today it occurred to me that the on/off of the compressor might vary among the driving modes. For example, I could see...
07-24-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By Sailorlite

Can't find Chrome Line exterior package for JCW...

Can't find Chrome Line exterior package for JCW in 2017 Configurator. Looks great, but is it still even available?
07-22-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,310
Posted By Sailorlite

The OP here asks about Pops and Bangs. If the...

The OP here asks about Pops and Bangs. If the Bangs are the same as Burbles, then earlier posts have described pulling a fuse which powers the car's fake noise generator - thus no more burbles but...
07-21-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By Sailorlite

What happened to that red horizontal stripe...

What happened to that red horizontal stripe across the grill and front bumper?
07-20-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sailorlite

My understanding is that you could probably get 4...

My understanding is that you could probably get 4 good conventional tires for the price of 2 runflats - or close to it. Unless you really like the idea of runflats, now might be the time to switch...
07-16-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By Sailorlite

Tire Pressure for NON-runflats?

For my '15 MCS the factory specifies 38/35 psi for the original runflat tires. But, not caring for runflat tires, I promptly switched to some regular Michelin Pilot Sports. I have run the Michelins...
07-16-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 51,691
Posted By Sailorlite

Pulled into my garage, hopped out, closed door...

Pulled into my garage, hopped out, closed door BUT forgot to turn off engine. Returned to the garage (only) an hour later to discover it still running. I don't think I have the two-honk feature but...
07-04-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 540,826
Posted By Sailorlite

Driving the Ortega Highway in Sport Mode

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07-02-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Sailorlite

A/C - I say it's cool, not cold. What's normal?

I complained to the dealer last summer that my a/c system didn't really cool the car - but they sort of blew me off telling me it was normal. Last week I took a 2,400 mile drive through parts of AZ,...
03-22-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By Sailorlite

The exhaust tips appear a little dark, not chrome...

The exhaust tips appear a little dark, not chrome - could they be non-stock?

Blue looks great, but the Carmax ads have to go.
01-23-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,729
Posted By Sailorlite

nkfry - That spare setup would solve most of the...

nkfry - That spare setup would solve most of the flat tire problem, but not all of it. Do you happen to also offer a usable jack and good lug-wrench?
01-15-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,621
Posted By Sailorlite

Does anyone have the actual sales statistics?

Does anyone have the actual sales statistics?
01-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By Sailorlite

Roadside Assistance finds non-runflat tire?

With only 200 miles on my MCS I replaced the OE runflat tires with good conventional Michelins. So what happens if I have to call MINI Roadside Assistance for a flat tire? With runflats, RA would...
12-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By Sailorlite

No jack for mine either ('15 MCS). I made my...

No jack for mine either ('15 MCS). I made my situation somewhat riskier by immediately exchanging the standard runflats for good conventional tires - but I added a Slime pump and puncture kit at...
12-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Sailorlite

Phone and car BOTH ring on incoming call?

Is this normal for the F56 with basic radio? When I get an incoming phone call, both the car's speakers and the phone itself ring. From there, I press that phone button on the steering wheel and...
12-01-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,787
Posted By Sailorlite

How much of that is for the car itself and how...

How much of that is for the car itself and how much for tax and reg. fees?
11-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,129
Posted By Sailorlite

Siri in Mini?

I haven't managed to get Siri to work at all in my '15 MCS with the basic radio setup.

Siri displays "Go ahead, I'm listening" on the screen of my iPhone 5s but does not respond to any of my...
11-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,730
Posted By Sailorlite

Not noticed on my early 2015 MCS mornings or...

Not noticed on my early 2015 MCS mornings or later.
11-17-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By Sailorlite

What you could do, and probably have already...

What you could do, and probably have already considered, is to replace the Hankooks with some really good tires (Michelins?) but keep the take-offs until lease turn-in time, and reinstall them then.
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