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Impatient future MINI F55 owner

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After an all too long but fruitful search, I found the Cooper S Hardtop 4 door. I found it to be the most fun car you can buy with four seats for under $55,000. And the most fun with five doors you can buy for any price.

And so a few days ago my new MINI went into production. The exterior will be Electric Blue with Silver Victory Spoke wheels and white roof, mirror caps, and stripes. The interior has Satellite Grey seats and doors with a grey headliner and grey accents on the MINI Yours steering wheel. Much to my surprise (and contrary to my initial miniusa spec'ing and kbb pricing) it will be a paddle shifting steering wheel as I found the automatic Cooper S performed better than the manual. Inconceivable.

The miniusa interior picture is a bit misleading - the door frame will actually be grey as (theoretically) will be the headliner. The interior is perhaps better shown in the photo from an actual car (though mine will not have a sunroof).

In a way my new MINI is a nod to the favorite car I've owned (thus far!) a 1997 Porsche Boxster.

I waited for a little more than a year between order and delivery for that Boxster. It was truly unique - built in Germany with a complete grey leather interior that they only offered that first year, covered with the short lived graphite grey convertible top, and painted in a Blue Turquoise that was only offered for two years (a French Racing Blue comparable to Laguna Seca Blue for you BMW-philes out there). Irreplaceable...or IS IT?

In a pleasant piece of serendipity both my old Boxster and my new MINI offer 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. And I'm really, really looking forward to many years of driving fun - albeit this time with a pair of kids in the back seats.


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