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Our MINI story so far ...

Our first MINI was a new MINI Cooper bought in 2008. Chilli red / white roof



As you can see went a bit crazy on the chequered theme lol

Did a couple mods on this MINI including, a set of new crown 17" alloys, JCW scuttles, MINI genuine parts chequred dash and a chilli red boot handle to replace the chrome one

We sold this after about a year

Then in 2010 we bought a three year old MINI Cooper S with the dealer fit stage 1 JCW engine kit fitted



Did few mods on this one too - genuine black JCW R112 alloys, wrapped the beltline, front and rear light surrounds, petrol filler cap, black mirror caps fitted, scuttles replaced & a ITG cone filter

Looked like this when we sold it -



Foreword to September 2013 when we got a new R56 Midnight Black & Chilli Red FJCW Hatch



Due to practicality issues and more Grandkids lol this was sold in March 2015 after 18 months of ovwnership

With the need for more space in the future the Ka has to go
The replacement?

F55 MINI Cooper S 5 Door
White silver metallic
Roof & mirror caps in black

Cloth double stripe upholstery
Colour line - Carbon black
Interior trims - Gloss black check

16" Victory spoke alloy wheels in black


So I reckon I must have the most basic spec F55 MCS 5 door around lol
Still, in standard form there is ample enough spec for me / us, so we're happy enough

Having never tried and always wanted to try a lease deal, I couldn't resist this one over 2 years
With it being a lease car the modding will be little to non-existent. Honest!

We were initially quoted end of September early October delivery, but having just recieved an email from the Lease broker -
'Just a quick update to advise you that your vehicle is scheduled to be with the dealer the week commencing the 5th of September'

So it looks like we are going to get it much sooner than expected !
 

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Welcome back to MINI and glad to hear it's the Ka it's replaced and not your S4.

After 3 years S3 ownership I've returned to an f56 JCW and couldn't be happier!
Thanks buz
& the S4 ain't going now where :eek: :D
Glad to hear your liking your F56 JCW

The R56 was legendary ... And you never know until it's gone :)

I like how both your R56s look

Welcome ...


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Thanks teeninvader
& thanks :)
Sounds like it's going to be a great MINI HB, I bet you will do something to it not before to long ;)
Thanks
& your probably right Davy ;):D
 

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A few things for the MINI have been arriving in the post these last couple of days

Set of Philips WhiteVision Halogen Headlamp Bulb's & matching sidelights bulbs to replace the no doubt rubbish OEM bulbs





Brand net of four Genuine MINI velour/carpet interior mats & fitting kit



2 X PSX24W High Power XPE Cree LED Super White Bulbs (Daytime Running Lights Xenon White 6000K) to replace the OEM yellow halogen jobs



& I haven't even got it yet! :D:D:D
 

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Had an email from the Lease company this morning. Looks like delivery has been pushed back around 2 weeks

'Just a quick update to advise you that your vehicle is due to be at the dealer and available for delivery around week 38, which is week commencing 19th September. Please note this may be subject to change and may come forward or go back, we will keep you updated on a regular basis.'

Still, when we ordered we weren't expecting it to be delivered until the 1st week in October
 

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Hi, just joined as I'm expecting my Mini soon too.
I'll be a first time Mini user... User because I'll also be leasing rather than buying.

I've ordered bog standard F55 Cooper SD in Pepper White, with no options apart from a contrasting black roof and mirrors.

Will also have to consider the LED upgrades
 

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What's the price on these bulbs? Are they a straight swap i.e. easy for regular people to perform?
Where did you get them?
 

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The car sounds great:)

Can you let me know the date you ordered the car? I ordered a Cooper S on the 15th August and was told it would be 6 weeks, approximately the end of September.

It would be interesting to see how long it will take before it arrives in the dealers, my last Mini took over three months.

Cheers
 

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Hi, just joined as I'm expecting my Mini soon too.
I'll be a first time Mini user... User because I'll also be leasing rather than buying.

I've ordered bog standard F55 Cooper SD in Pepper White, with no options apart from a contrasting black roof and mirrors.

Will also have to consider the LED upgrades
Feel better now I'm not the only leaser lol
What's the price on these bulbs? Are they a straight swap i.e. easy for regular people to perform?
Where did you get them?
I'm assuming you mean the LED DRL's
I got them from here -
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cree...auto-12V-parking-Turn-Signal/32263373152.html
10 days to deliver from payment
Easy enough to change. You won't have a problem
The car sounds great:)

Can you let me know the date you ordered the car? I ordered a Cooper S on the 15th August and was told it would be 6 weeks, approximately the end of September.

It would be interesting to see how long it will take before it arrives in the dealers, my last Mini took over three months.

Cheers
Thanks
We ordered ours in the 1st week in August
Is yours an F56 or a F55? This may have a effect on the delivery times me thinks
 

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Feel better now I'm not the only leaser lol

I'm assuming you mean the LED DRL's
I got them from here -
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cree...auto-12V-parking-Turn-Signal/32263373152.html
10 days to deliver from payment
Easy enough to change. You won't have a problem

Thanks
We ordered ours in the 1st week in August
Is yours an F56 or a F55? This may have a effect on the delivery times me thinks
I went for the F56. Having spoken to the dealer recently, they are still saying the last week in September, not long now:)
 

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Just had a call from the Lease company

Confirmed delivery of our MINI to our home address this Wednesday the 21st September :)
I got call last week, delivery scheduled to dealership on 26th September, due delivery to me on 29th September.
If you don't mind me asking, what kind of deal did you get on your lease?
I got standard F55 Cooper SD with no extra options added (no- not even the stripes!)

£172pm (6 +23) @ 10k pa
£180 admin fee to Nationwide Vehicle Contracts
 
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