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#1 Ade-Cooper

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

Hi All,

 

Ok - long story short, I have my SPI and the Mrs loves it - but she only has an auto licence..... 

 

What are the Auto minis like? (before you say - she defiantly will not be taking a manual licence and driving mine) :)

 

Second question - are they pricier or cheaper then the conventional? there's not many around so guessing they start high? Unless anyone can point me in the right direction  :shifty:



#2 mab01uk

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:32 PM

There is an Automatic Mini Register which might also help:
http://autominiregister.proboards.com/

 

Also you might like this thread:-

Prototype Mini Automatic 1962

http://www.theminifo...automatic-1962/


Edited by mab01uk, 15 March 2019 - 12:32 PM.


#3 MiniJosh92

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:31 PM

I have a nice 1275 auto mini that will be for sale soon, drop me a message if interested.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:45 PM

We had a 1275 Mayfair was a great little car. Used it quite a bit to get from Windsor to Carlisle and handled it no bother. Auto box was fine although I used 20w50 instead of 10w40 I think it is for the gearbox. I didn't know this at the time! But I'd recommend one. I got it for my Mrs to learn in and eventually sold it to buy a BMW mini when we had a baby on the way, the auto was more reliable then the Mini that replaced it. Only had point is really steep hills it was sluggish to get up. But im talking steeeep twisty hills where you couldn't really carry much speed up and through

#5 Minigman

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:11 AM

I’ve had a few 998 autos and they’re great for buzzing around town in but a bit under powered on hills here on Exmoor . For that reason I’ve always ended going back to manuals but i do kind of miss them for their quirky ways.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:57 AM

I had a lovely 850 one and they are fabulous, highly recommend one despite the unwarranted stigma that some people seem to put on them.

 

There is someone on here selling one with around 6K miles from new, that would be worth considering.



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:43 AM

My 998 auto 1986 is fun to drive. nice and nippy up to 60mph but don't expect much more. Fuel economy is around 35mpg. Only major issue is it keeps slipping when going into 4th gear. 



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:16 PM

My 998 auto 1986 is fun to drive. nice and nippy up to 60mph but don't expect much more. Fuel economy is around 35mpg. Only major issue is it keeps slipping when going into 4th gear.


What oil are you running?

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:12 PM

10w 40 MA2 motorcycle stuff. 






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