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05-24-2016, 12:12 PM
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Posted By oldsbear

My Experience with F56Sa 2016

I have a 2016 MCS auto 2-door hardtop. Less than 5000 miles now.

Would you buy another one right now if had the chance?
Yes, without question. Excellent car. No problems. No rattles. Starts and...
04-23-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By oldsbear

I have driven my 2016 MCSa for six months now,...

I have driven my 2016 MCSa for six months now, but have not used the thigh support for more than the thirty seconds it took to test it. (BTW, I am 6'1" and "heavyset.") With the seat elevation all...
Forum: JCW Garage
03-30-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,002
Posted By oldsbear

I got the JCW Interior package on my 2016 MCSa...

I got the JCW Interior package on my 2016 MCSa because I wanted cloth seats, classier pedals, and black headliner. Without the more powerful engine and sport suspension, I feel a tinge of phoniness...
03-27-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By oldsbear

Yes, it is a big help. Just don't blink.

Yes, it is a big help. Just don't blink.
03-26-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By oldsbear

Not running over kids is not silly. But it is...

Not running over kids is not silly. But it is very practical.
03-26-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By oldsbear

Agreed. Mirrors don't see behind your bumper.

Agreed. Mirrors don't see behind your bumper.
03-26-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By oldsbear

If toddlers are directly behind your MINI, you...

If toddlers are directly behind your MINI, you will not see them without a backup camera. They appear and disappear as if by magic, along with their toys and pets.

This is why I spent $100 for a...
03-03-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By oldsbear

:lol:

:lol:
03-03-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By oldsbear

Maybe a pickup? They tried the upscale panel...

Maybe a pickup? They tried the upscale panel delivery van, and that just quietly went away.
03-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By oldsbear

This one? You are absolutely right! It's gorgeous!

This one? You are absolutely right! It's gorgeous!
02-28-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By oldsbear

It scares me a little that my Photoshop-ing came...

It scares me a little that my Photoshop-ing came close to a past atrocity. I pray that MINI will have more sense....
02-27-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By oldsbear

Would You Buy a MINI Sedan?

According to motoring file.com, MINI might try to boost sales by offering a MINI sedan. Would you buy something similar to this?
01-15-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By oldsbear

There are very few twisty roads around here, so...

There are very few twisty roads around here, so most of my use will be the kinds you mentioned. Incident avoidance on freeways and just zipping around town would both be better with this...
01-15-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By oldsbear

Kudos to ProClip and NM Engineering

Two products for the F56 deserve special recognition: ProClip and NM Engineering Rear Sway Bar and end links.

When I reluctantly sold my 2011 CooperS-manual and ordered a 2016 CooperS-automatic, I...
Forum: Suspension
12-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Suspension NM sway bar
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Posted By oldsbear

NM Sway Bar for F56 still on backorder?!

Has anyone lately received an NM Sway Bar? Mine has been on backorder for over a month :sad:
12-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,748
Posted By oldsbear

Until this fall, I had a 2011 MCSm. It was the...

Until this fall, I had a 2011 MCSm. It was the best car I had ever owned. Sadly, however, I needed to switch to an automatic transmission, and the 2016 MCSa won out. The vibration of the 3-cylinder,...
10-23-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Halfway through the break-in miles, Molly3 has no...

Halfway through the break-in miles, Molly3 has no squeaks, no rattles, no hiccups. She starts well, runs great. I appreciate having a temperature almost-gauge; I'm undecided on the missing dipstick....
10-23-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By oldsbear

I test-drove an MCSm in 2006 at Patrick MINI in...

I test-drove an MCSm in 2006 at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg, Illinois. It was the most fun I had had in a car since a friend took me for rides in his MG. I immediately ordered a 2007 MCSm. Then came a...
10-16-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By oldsbear

When my F56 was in production, I phoned that...

When my F56 was in production, I phoned that "wonderful" ASK MINI number to get the straight story. The gal who answered said that my MINI was still in Munich:impatient::no::roll:.
10-01-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

That makes economic sense, but there is a lot to...

That makes economic sense, but there is a lot to be said for putting your own mark on a car, and smelling the paint burn off the engine :)
10-01-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Your first!? WOW! You started-off Bigtime. You...

Your first!? WOW! You started-off Bigtime. You will be crazy about it. I wish I could have gone for the JCW, but the dollars just weren't there. I will enjoy yours vicariously, if you don't mind...
10-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

You are going to love it! Patience is difficult,...

You are going to love it! Patience is difficult, I know :roll:
10-01-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Congratulations :thumbsup:

Congratulations :thumbsup:
09-30-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:thumbsup: Nice build, krohm!

:thumbsup: Nice build, krohm!
09-30-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:thumbsup: She's off the boat! (Sorry, New...

:thumbsup: She's off the boat! (Sorry, New Zealand ;)
09-30-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:lol:

:lol:
09-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

It's worse than that! Tonsberg has a couple more...

It's worse than that! Tonsberg has a couple more stops in the USA, then Panama, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and China. Maybe by 2017...

And now a tropical storm/hurricane is headed up the...
09-29-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:lol: UNDERSTOOD :lol: The one I am waiting...

:lol: UNDERSTOOD :lol:

The one I am waiting for is our fourth MINI, so my wife is quite familiar with my obsession :razz:

My frustration now is that the Tonsberg has moved to a different berth,...
09-29-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

It's a wonderful/terrible wait :thumbsup: ...

It's a wonderful/terrible wait :thumbsup:

You are fortunate to be so close to the port. Your MINI is practically home already!
09-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:thumbsup: Is the VDC at the Halifax port?...

:thumbsup:

Is the VDC at the Halifax port? How long is the trip to your dealer?

Twenty-five of eighty-nine have been discharged from Tonsberg... :popcorn:
09-26-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

I have not yet seen the Tonsberg. AIS coverage...

I have not yet seen the Tonsberg. AIS coverage does not extend very far around the Port of Baltimore.
09-26-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Hey, GregoryK, Carmen is already approaching...

Hey, GregoryK, Carmen is already approaching Halifax this morning :thumbsup:
09-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

CONGRATULATIONS, GregoryK :thumbsup: Both of...

CONGRATULATIONS, GregoryK :thumbsup:

Both of our cars are scheduled to arrive on the 27th!
09-19-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

That is what happened with my booking. If I...

That is what happened with my booking. If I clicked on the "Loaded on Vessel" line, it showed the time of update, and on a separate section showed the vessel name and several other bits of...
09-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

No question: it tests one's patience. I was...

No question: it tests one's patience.

I was almost ready to cancel the MINI order and buy a Honda off the lot :no:
09-18-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

...and 8 days until the Otello arrives :roll: ...

...and 8 days until the Otello arrives :roll:
Maybe the Carmen will still have room....
09-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Is Halifax your port? I see three boats scheduled...

Is Halifax your port? I see three boats scheduled for Halifax.
09-17-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Thank-you, GregoryK. Tonsberg has just departed...

Thank-you, GregoryK. Tonsberg has just departed Southampton, with Molly3 aboard :thumbsup:
09-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Yes, she showed as "booked" on the Tonsberg,...

Yes, she showed as "booked" on the Tonsberg, along with 88 other MINIs.

And now... at Midnight +30 she shows-up as "Loaded on Vessel"! :nod:
I'm hoping she stays aboard this time.... :popcorn:
09-17-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Nope. She is the oldest date "received at port"...

Nope. She is the oldest date "received at port" and the only one with that status. 'Last to be selected for the team.' The Tonsberg is set to depart tomorrow at 03:15, and I guess they will not load...
09-17-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

It changed on 16 September. The Tonsberg is now...

It changed on 16 September. The Tonsberg is now loading, but my car is far down the list of booked cars :roll:
09-16-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Here comes the Tonsberg! Fingers are crossed for...

Here comes the Tonsberg! Fingers are crossed for a boarding pass. We already have a booking. However, we know how that went on the 14th.
09-14-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

My car shows up on "Track and Trace" in this way:...

My car shows up on "Track and Trace" in this way:
Booked Sept 9 at 09:51
Received at Terminal Sept 14 at 08:32
Returned to Shipper Sept 14 at 21:50

I imagine there is a flood of dealer-stock...
09-14-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:no: Molly3 got kicked off the Independence;...

:no: Molly3 got kicked off the Independence; probably being rowdy or partying too much :cry:
09-14-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
09-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Now WW says Molly3 is booked on Independence II,...

Now WW says Molly3 is booked on Independence II, ETD today. I can hope.
09-14-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

MINI Confused

Okay, this is strange. The sales manager says my car is waiting for a boat. Customer Service gal at ASK MINI says my car is in Munich.

Cooper S is built only in Oxford-Cowley, UK or Born,...
09-13-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 52,389
Posted By oldsbear

That is great to know. I hope they have retained...

That is great to know. I hope they have retained that feature on the 2016's. Thanks!
09-13-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

BUMMER :sad:

BUMMER :sad:
09-13-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 41,281
Posted By oldsbear

Invisible Molly3

With ASK MINI and my sales guys shut down for the weekend, I am left fantasizing that Molly3 is at sea, aboard the Eurasian Highway. She does not show up on the WW site.... :impatient: :popcorn:
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