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10-05-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I trust Oelender's in East Windsor. They have...

I trust Oelender's in East Windsor. They have done work on both of my MINI's and I have been very happy withthe results. The first time was a hood replacement on an 03 MCS and the last one was a rear...
06-27-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,602
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I think the fact that MINI's retain their value...

I think the fact that MINI's retain their value so well has a lot to do with short term ownership. a person can buy one and try it out for a short time and still recoup most of their money if they...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-22-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I would not worry. Be faithful to the break in...

I would not worry. Be faithful to the break in period and the motor will continue to increase the gas mileage as it goes.
05-16-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I do. I live in CT and the MINI is my daily. I...

I do. I live in CT and the MINI is my daily. I have a good set of snow tires and that solves most of the problems. If it is really bad, then I stay home but those storms only happen once or twice a...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Took me a while to figure out PH. Would love to...

Took me a while to figure out PH. Would love to see some pics of a Purple Haze. What color inside?
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By mikeoconnor1

The owner's lounge lags behind the actual vehicle...

The owner's lounge lags behind the actual vehicle status. My best info came from the shipping company. There is a way to track all of this. I believe the info is on MINI2.com.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-12-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Thanks Lordon, EEPERS, you can see the JCW...

Thanks Lordon,
EEPERS, you can see the JCW badge on mine on the opposite side of the trunk lid. I bet most people think it is a dealer sticker.
05-12-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,211
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I have a crazy one but, what the heck, I'll toss...

I have a crazy one but, what the heck, I'll toss it out there. How about a power rear view mirror that automatically adjusts itself for the top up and down. (Or am I the only one who has to raise it...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-12-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By mikeoconnor1

How about an older version. I have a 2005. ...

How about an older version. I have a 2005.
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05-09-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By mikeoconnor1

el guy, go to Motoringfile.com. They have .pdf...

el guy,
go to Motoringfile.com. They have .pdf files of the owner's manual for each year.
05-02-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,718
Posted By mikeoconnor1

A similar incident happened to me years ago. It...

A similar incident happened to me years ago. It was daytime and the highway was quite crowded and tthere was a piece of firewood in the middle lane (already split into a wedge shape). The car in...
04-23-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I just recently bought an JCW equipped MINI...

I just recently bought an JCW equipped MINI convertible. It had the full 207 HP package and the JCW wheels. With 19,000 miles on it, I paid 26,500.

I had been doing some extensive searching...
04-23-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,552
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Here is my take on New Country. I bought my first...

Here is my take on New Country. I bought my first MINI through them and found their sales and financing departments to be... let's say, lacking. I found it best to just treat this phase as a business...
04-11-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,692
Posted By mikeoconnor1

The rear facing seats are a pain, but after the...

The rear facing seats are a pain, but after the kids are a year old, you can move to the front facing ones and you have a LOT more room. I currently have 2 in our convertible.

From your list...
04-11-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Is it in CT? MAybe one of your fellow NAMer's can...

Is it in CT? MAybe one of your fellow NAMer's can swing by and take a look.
03-31-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I have gone a few times. First, the place will be...

I have gone a few times. First, the place will be crowded if you go on the weekends. Most of the cars are open to the public to sit in but some are roped off. I would expect the new STI to be for...
03-29-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Is the light fading out or shutting off quickly? ...

Is the light fading out or shutting off quickly?
On my 2003, the door handles froze on me one night and the car kept turning the inside lights on, then the safety feature would dim them after a...
03-13-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By mikeoconnor1

My first MINI did not have the chrono pack, it...

My first MINI did not have the chrono pack, it wasn't available in 2003. When I set out looking for a new (used) MINI, I really did not want it either, I really liked the big speedo in the middle....
03-10-2007, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By mikeoconnor1

This is my second MINI. My first was an 03 MCS...

This is my second MINI. My first was an 03 MCS purchased in April of that year. In the 43,000 miles I put on it, there were several issues. The cooling tank was one and the frozen door handles was...
03-05-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Most tire places ship the wheels with cardboard...

Most tire places ship the wheels with cardboard disks covering the front and back faces with plastic bands wrapped around the wheel. a simple way to do it, but very effective. Good luck with the sale.
03-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Very interesting, I would not have guessed that....

Very interesting, I would not have guessed that. When I had my first MINI, I just assumed it was a sensor behind the windshield, not part of the glass itself. I do need a new windshield on this MINI...
03-05-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Zack, I don't think the rain sensor is on the...

Zack,
I don't think the rain sensor is on the windshield but rather part of the rear view mirror assembly. The windshield just has the clear space for the sensor to work. It has been a while since...
03-02-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By mikeoconnor1

That's what I remember. I should see if I **n dig...

That's what I remember. I should see if I **n dig up the old receipt.

You have me curious, what did they charge you?
02-23-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Obviously, I am very late here but the info might...

Obviously, I am very late here but the info might be helpful to someone else.

I had my runflats installed at New Country MINI for an extremely reasonable price. IIRC, it was $70 for all...
02-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I had a Mustang convertible and always locked it....

I had a Mustang convertible and always locked it. I almost never left anything of value in the car and the rare occasion I did, it was hidden. Growing up in a city, I have seen how fast a theif can...
01-19-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By mikeoconnor1

My memory might be fading but i am not sure you...

My memory might be fading but i am not sure you could get the MCS in white in 2003. I think 2004 was the first year.
12-20-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,231
Posted By mikeoconnor1

With snow tires, they handle extremely well in...

With snow tires, they handle extremely well in the snow. Obviously, the ground clearance is low but the traction control and stability systems work excellent. I used it for 3 NE winters without a...
12-20-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,236
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I used to have a Mustang with the 5 speed. The...

I used to have a Mustang with the 5 speed. The clutch on that thing was a bear, very heavy pedal effort. My wife could not drive it for very long before it would bother her knee. When we bought the...
04-20-2006, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,206
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Great question. I too am curious about this...

Great question. I too am curious about this upcoming model. I would not mind seeing some sort of rear door, similar to what the saturn coupe had. I am also hoping that they offer a JCW package for...
10-26-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,604
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I bought a set of barely used run-flats from...

I bought a set of barely used run-flats from someone here on NAM. I went to tirerack's site to find qualified installers and they all balked at the run flats. The few who agreed wanted 40 dollars a...
10-26-2005, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,462
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Five months to the day. Ordered on November 11,...

Five months to the day. Ordered on November 11, 2002, picked up on April 11, 2003.
06-08-2005, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,327
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Shows the clock in my 03 also. It took me...

Shows the clock in my 03 also.

It took me almost a year or more to figure out that by holding the left side button on the back of the steering wheel, the radio would "seek" the next station. I...
05-02-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I had a very good experience with that dealer...

I had a very good experience with that dealer recently too. I bought a set of run flats off someone on this board and I needed to get them installed. Most of the local tire shops turned up their...
03-15-2005, 02:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,666
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I have owned 3 Mustangs. A 1986 GT, 1989 LX 5.0...

I have owned 3 Mustangs. A 1986 GT, 1989 LX 5.0 and a 2000 GT Conv. I love the new Mustang design, but I don't feel that Ford's quality is where it needs to be for me to buy one. My 2000 was...
03-15-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,494
Posted By mikeoconnor1

There was a big to-do when Honda changed their...

There was a big to-do when Honda changed their suspension on the civic also. It was considered the beginning of the end, but it wound up being better than the previous version.
On a side note, I...
03-07-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By mikeoconnor1

My son just turned 4 months on Feb 25th. My MINI...

My son just turned 4 months on Feb 25th. My MINI turns 2 this month.

My wife drives a Jetta and we use that as our primary transportation, however, I work midnight to 6:30 and she is a...
03-03-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Wide open throttle.

Wide open throttle.
03-03-2005, 01:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,105
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Where are you in MA that a dealer is an hour and...

Where are you in MA that a dealer is an hour and a half away? If it is closer to go to Hartford, their service department is very good.

Back on topic. A friend bought an Xb and he loves it....
03-02-2005, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By mikeoconnor1

This month will mark my MINI's 2 year...

This month will mark my MINI's 2 year anniversary. It is a Mar o3 build. I picker her up on April 11th 2003. Up until last August, I was piling the miles on. A little over 36k at that point. Since...
02-05-2005, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I was at the outlet stores in Kittery Maine and...

I was at the outlet stores in Kittery Maine and someone pulled up behind my car, blocking me in. They got out, took a picture, then left. Wierd.
01-28-2005, 01:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,240
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I have an 03 MCS Chili Red and white. After 2...

I have an 03 MCS Chili Red and white. After 2 years of ownership I can give you some of the pros and cons of the sunroof. If I had to do it again, I would skip it. It is noisy when open on the...
01-28-2005, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I had and still have problems with my door when...

I had and still have problems with my door when it is cold. Last year, I had to get towed to the dealer for replacement of the door handle. The handle also controls the interior lighting so my lights...
01-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By mikeoconnor1

My 95 pound Rottie mix loves to go for rides in...

My 95 pound Rottie mix loves to go for rides in the MINI. She is even good at knowing when to shift her weight for the turns. Lean Puppy, leeeeean.
01-04-2005, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Stylin99, welcome to NAM. As a former Mustang...

Stylin99, welcome to NAM. As a former Mustang owner (86 GT, 89 LX 5.0, and 2000 GT Convertible) I can say you will enjoy these cars for how different they are from the Mustang. They are not straight...
12-26-2004, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I don't know the answer, but I am with you. I...

I don't know the answer, but I am with you. I would order an "S" convertible in white if they offered it.
12-26-2004, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Here is a friend's BRG MCS next to my Chili Red....

Here is a friend's BRG MCS next to my Chili Red. Nice color. Very traditional. Hope the pic loading works.
12-26-2004, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By mikeoconnor1

The vehicle should still be under warranty. Take...

The vehicle should still be under warranty. Take it to the dealer and have them look at it before you buy it. It may be a recall issue, but before you drop the money on it, make sure everything is...
12-22-2004, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,640
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Last year, my car got towed back to the dealer...

Last year, my car got towed back to the dealer because of the door handle problem. The interior lights stayed on all night. The car tried to shut them off but because the handle was intermittent, the...
12-18-2004, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,459
Posted By mikeoconnor1

I drive an 03 MCS and my wife recently bought a...

I drive an 03 MCS and my wife recently bought a VW GLI Jetta. It is an 05 with the 1.8t and an automatic. The car is very nice, handles quite well, although the stock tires were replaced after 2...
12-14-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By mikeoconnor1

Most dealers have cars set aside for test drives....

Most dealers have cars set aside for test drives. In Nov, 02, I was able to test drive an MCS before ordering it. The same dealer had an MCSC in August for test drives. Call ahead and set up an...
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