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#1 jade

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:03 PM

Hi all im Jade :w00t:

Im currently looking for my 1st car & possibly going to get a mini cooper (Real mini a not fake German one!! :( )

Can anyone point me towards a useful buyers guide?

Im due to go look at a couple cars this week,

1st is a 99 1.3 cooper - 1 owner 28k miles. Sounds perfect but its BR Green with Green leather.....not my choise of colour at all!!

http://pictures.auto...media?id=444312

Price £3500 ono

2nd one is a 97 R reg - 74k miles & family owned from new!! Its Deep blue colour with cream leather & folding roof!! Looks lovely in the pic's ^_^

http://pictures.auto...ia?id=327448458

Price £3700 ono

Anyone clued up to give me advice on what to look for on each car??

Jade x

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:21 PM

seems rather expensive for first car but they are 97 and 99 i suppose, older ones will be more expensive but maybe not as reliable lol

usually on a mini look for rust but on a 97 there shouldnt be any, look underneath at rear subframe and sills for rust

sum will say that roofs like that will leak, mine doesnt and it is a over 20 years old!!

like i said it seems expensive, my first was only 1 litre and a 1984 and was £1000, but then again u are looking at alot newer and faster ones

also the ones u will be looking at will have a catalytic converter (not good if u want to phat exhaust lol) and air bags which most minis wont have, there are several other safety features it will have because it is newer than 92 (?) which other minis wont

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:28 PM

Hello and Welcome! Hooray another Scot! No offence to English members.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:30 PM

Maybe you could post up a pic of yourself and we could choose a car that best brings out the colour of your eyes? :( ^_^

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:33 PM

sum will say that roofs like that will leak, mine doesnt and it is a over 20 years old!!

The 25 never had a folding roof even as option so must have been fitted at a later date.

2nd one is a 97 R reg - 74k miles & family owned from new £3700 ono

Bit much considering mine is an 84 with 50k from new, slight rust and only cost me £800

Just looks a bit over priced compared to the other one, as the engine is nearing time for a rebild.

look for rust but on a 97 there shouldnt be any

sholudn't, but you would be suprised.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:36 PM

Mini25......mums paying & wants me to get something new-ish so one of the later proper mini's is what ive decided on :thumbsup:

Rust issue is covered I think I know all the bits I need to check out :ph34r:

Maybe you could post up a pic of yourself and we could choose a car that best brings out the colour of your eyes? :( :angel:



How does one go about posting a pic?? IMG tags not working :w00t:



Hello and Welcome! Hooray another Scot! No offence to English members.



Mon the Jocks :xxx: ^_^

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:39 PM

QUOTE(jammy_basturd @ Jun 11 2006, 02:30 PM)

Maybe you could post up a pic of yourself and we could choose a car that best brings out the colour of your eyes?


Probably too late now but I poke badgers with spoons.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:44 PM

Could anyone hazard a guess at what I should be paying for above 2 cars????

Parkers says about £2000 max for a 97 if thats anything to go by???

Finally, Does anyone know of any other good cars for sale in Scotland area??



QUOTE(jammy_basturd @ Jun 11 2006, 02:30 PM)

Maybe you could post up a pic of yourself and we could choose a car that best brings out the colour of your eyes?


Probably too late now but I poke badgers with spoons.



Is he the token pervert every site has at least one!! :( ???

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:14 PM

:'(

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:11 PM

How does one go about posting a pic?? IMG tags not working :(

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:48 PM


How does one go about posting a pic?? IMG tags not working :(

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I have pictures hosted but cant seem to post them as pictures!! Is img code not allowed on here??

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:56 PM

Is he the token pervert every site has at least one!! :w00t: ???


how well you know him, and in such a short time :( . the poor lad does have a bit of a reputation, as i'm sure you will discover! welcome to TMF.

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any chance of a picture? ^_^

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:18 PM

How about you guys find me a perfect mini in Edinburgh / Glasgow area then you get a picture!!! :(

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:24 PM

The 25 never had a folding roof even as option so must have been fitted at a later date.


well altho i am in no way close to working out whether mine is factory fitted, i have read that a ahndful were made with the folding roof as a test, but it was soon decided that they wouldnt continue it. so mine may be one fo those, ill try and track done where i saw it

How does one go about posting a pic?? IMG tags not working sad.gif


dont know why urs wouldnt work, everyone seems to use photobucket fine, try jus posting everylink it gives under the pick in ur photobucket and see what happnes, otherwise i am fairly certian it is a prob at ur end sum where, or try re hosting the pics

How about you guys find me a perfect mini in Edinburgh / Glasgow area then you get a picture!!! wink.gif


have u tried lookin in miniworld yet, they are usualyy over priced but it would be a rough guide

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:40 PM

Miniworld....is that a website??

This is me :

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yay it worked :(

LMAO!!! Mum was a girl racer about 25 years ago and had a brand new PINK mini special.........the floor leaked from the day she got it

Here is a piccie......

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She wrote the Mini off racing a Ford Capri which was the car of her dreams at the time Dad stupidly then bought her a brand new Capri, she wrote it off aswell when she was in collision with a police car!!!




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