We've a 2017 1.2 F56. As our teenagers will drive the car EVERY insurance company we tried either refused or quoted thousands to have a named driver on a Cooper. That's Ireland for you. Even in the UK there are F56 Ones. Not all are coopers.
Still trying to get the hang of the forum. This is the only pic we have for now. First impressions:
To drive, really nice, roundabouts will be fun. It feels genuinely close to the classic mini we recently sold.
Economy from the 1.2 is as good as the 1.6 diesel Alfa we traded in. Now it was a 100km/hr follow the leader trip home but very impressed.
Power is also well impressive. Maybe top gear at low speed on a motorway will need a drop down but what's a Mini for but to use the revs, use the handling and the nicely weighted steering.
Inside is where it could be nicer but less face it, its not top of the range. Radio and centre controls could be improved, radio sound is poor. Upgrade definitely on the way. Room is fine, 49" TV in its box fitted in the back, there's more room than in the classic mini so what more would you want? Get a 1980s Volvo estate if you want room for the Wolfhounds.
First upgrade is complete. Loop Alloys!
I didn’t realise these were 1.2, I thought it was a less tuned version of the 1.5 in the One?
Love the wheel upgrade by the way. Any other plans? I’d vote for clear side repeaters but that’s just me disliking orange against red!
Sounds like you don’t have the colour screen radio (Visual Boost), which is a shame as they’re not easy to swap over at all, but appreciate it will help keep the cost down which I suppose many choose to do when choosing a One over a Cooper from new.
There are some good phone mounts and I think you can still stream by Bluetooth so once you have upgraded speakers you’ll be fine!
I went out to buy a 49” TV in mine a few years ago. There was an empty box (for a display TV) knocking around for a 55” so the young man in store allowed me to see if it would fit in my Mini....
Long story short, I have a 55” TV 😂
I have recently part-ex'ed my Evoque for a pretty decent Clubman, managing to get this bad boy for no additional cost! With 2 years warranty and 3 years alloy and tyre protection and some money coming back at me... so im very happy!
22mpg on the Evoque wasn't that appealing anymore so...
It's been a week since I purchased my 2014 Thunder Grey Cooper S Loving it so far.
Thought id drop a few photos of some visual modifications
Chrome delete all around > Gloss Black wrap.
Rear & Front Lights smoked.
Im thinking to plasti dip the alloys gloss black, but...
Hi. I have owned a 2016 F54 Clubman One D for a fee months now.
A good deal for an Approved Used with under 20k on the clock.
I love pretty much everything about the car. As an (mostly) retired from the trade mechanic I do most bits by myself, but it does have TLC so its in the dealer Monday.
Hi all, I'm Brambo67 from The Netherlands. We only recently commenced Mini-ownership after this being a long time dream of my wife. She began mentally stalking me years ago and I have been able to hold my fort until a few weeks ago. I will never know about her tactics but once she started...