My new ride! ( don't laugh)

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  1. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    One of my girls is an actor, let me tell you how that works. She goes out to LA gets a place to live, works as a waitress, does a reality show or some other low paying gig and dad helps out with the financial end of things. She was here this summer and when she left she gave me this car, an '06 Mini S. I guess the S means SUPER CHARGED.
    Been driving it about two weeks. It's a pretty clean old folk owned car so I had plans of only driving it once in awhile and using my rusty but trusty BMW 525i wagon for everyday running in the salt. The old '01 Beamer with 240k had different ideas! Went to start it to go to work and it cranked over but didn't start. I don't blame it!
    Probably a sensor or maybe a fuel pump too cold to care right now though.
    So I'm driving this damned thing every day. 20200219_175518.jpg
     
  2. studio1087

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    Great car! They’re fast.
     
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    I've heard they're a ton of fun...like a Go Cart for big kids.
     
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    I saw the Mini will be available in electric this year. Range is 110 miles. Wow. Only about $30K.
     
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    Looks cute, is it fun to drive? How much gear can it hold?

    Got a niece doing the same as your daughter.
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'd wear dark sunglasses if I was driving that hotrod :cool:
     
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    I had a clubman. Rough riding car. You could hit a gummy bear at 60 mph and chip a tooth.
     
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    Just retired an '05 S.
    Could burn rubber in third gear if you (carelessly) punched it.
    Could fit my drum kit too!
    Excellent mill.
     
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    I like em.
    super cool, fun to drive, what else you need.
    If I’m endanger of chipping a tooth, I just take’em out and lay them on the passenger seat.
     
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    great on gas too,
    very cool!
     
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    Sounds like a great deal, free! and it runs!
     
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    We have an '06 Works GP at work. Impressive on a perfectly smooth road. In theory, anyway, as there no such roads around Nashville. Yeah, it's a spine killer.

    That hasn't kept three of my coworkers from buying milder versions for commuters, of course. Fun+MPG+capacity is a hard package to pass up.
     
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    How many Twin Reverbs does it hold?
     
  14. BobbyZ

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    Actually it's only showing around 25 mpg on the average. I keep forgetting to check it at the pump. The BMW does just as well.
    However it gets a long warm up because it's been cold. Just looked it's 0F now. Spring is in the air!
     
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    Manual or Auto? If auto, start saving for transmission work at about 100k miles.
     
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    Drive it like you stole it.
     
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    It does seem to go pretty good, it's a six speed manual. If you wind it up a bit you hit the speed limit before you're done shifting.
    But it's winter and there's always the possibility of an icy spot and there's deer all over here. I wouldn't want to smoke a deer in this thing!
     
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    Well I've just got the two. . . . .

    No it's small ! Hauled a big sack of trash to the landfill and had to fold the back seats to get that in.
     
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    There is no "transmission work". There's replacement or no replacement.

    The transmissions are sealed units.
     
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    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    I try not to laugh at anyone's ride. Beats shoe leather.

    I picked up a one legged hitch hiker this time of year a year or so ago, crack of dawn in front of the V.A..

    I don't even think he had a crutch.

    Turns out he made it all the way from Burlington to White River, 90 miles. Took him all night.

    Turns out he lives right here. I dropped him off a hop, skip and a jump from his front door.

    :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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