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not necessarily whole option features, but what are those little things that you have discovered that you really like?

i love the way that in green mode, it backs off/turns down the air con but doesn't completely turn it off.

i also love the addition of the limit button to the cruise control, which stops you accelerating beyond a set speed. really handy for when you are in traffic & normal cruise control isn't an option but you still need to stick to a speed limit
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Should be added to the other 'things' thread........
Texy
not necessarily whole option features, but what are those little things that you have discovered that you really like?

i love the way that in green mode, it backs off/turns down the air con but doesn't completely turn it off.

i also love the addition of the limit button to the cruise control, which stops you accelerating beyond a set speed. really handy for when you are in traffic & normal cruise control isn't an option but you still need to stick to a speed limit
Can you please explain how this works in a little more detail please (the speed limit)?

Can you set a speed for the car to aim for, does it speed back up if the brake assist slows it down?

Cheers
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It's two similar but different features...

Cruise control - you set a speed and the car maintains that speed for you with your foot off the accelerator.

Speed limit - you set a speed and drive as normal, but the car won't let you exceed the selected speed.

There are more details for cancelling or overriding the feature, and the cruise control can be adaptive with the driving assistant pack, but I think that's the essence of it.
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not necessarily whole option features, but what are those little things that you have discovered that you really like?

i love the way that in green mode, it backs off/turns down the air con but doesn't completely turn it off.

i also love the addition of the limit button to the cruise control, which stops you accelerating beyond a set speed. really handy for when you are in traffic & normal cruise control isn't an option but you still need to stick to a speed limit
In the orange one right?

:eek:>:D
It's two similar but different features...

Cruise control - you set a speed and the car maintains that speed for you with your foot off the accelerator.

Speed limit - you set a speed and drive as normal, but the car won't let you exceed the selected speed.

There are more details for cancelling or overriding the feature, and the cruise control can be adaptive with the driving assistant pack, but I think that's the essence of it.
yep that's it in a nutshell.

there's also adaptive cruise which is an option beyond normal cruise control. with adaptive cruise it will maintain speed until it detects a car in front that is going slower than you. once it hits the detection range it will automatically brake and adjust speed to match the car in front until you overtake, at which point it will accelerate back up to your previously set cruise limit. you can also adjust the range at which it picks up vehicles in front

i had this on a loaner at the weekend & it was a bit intrusive at first until you adjust, but after a while it becomes quite a nice feature. it also stops you tailgating or getting too close
i'm also finding that gunning it in sport mode to make it go plop-plop-plop is very addictive :D
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I like that I don't have those ugly reflectors on all four wheel arch surrounds!
I like that I now have orange licence plates on the VO! :)
I rather like the USA spec bumper reflectors/lights front and rear on the new Mini.

I have seen a few Mini's in the UK with this look so wonder where they managed to get this spec?
I have seen a few Mini's in the UK with this look so wonder where they managed to get this spec?
By buying and fitting (and often spraying) four new wheel arch plastics plus the lights/reflectors. It's amazing how much money people will spend for a fairly trivial appearance change, particularly if they can tell themselves it's 'personalisation'. Though you have to wonder how 'personal' is something fitted to every US market car....
By buying and fitting (and often spraying) four new wheel arch plastics plus the lights/reflectors. It's amazing how much money people will spend for a fairly trivial appearance change, particularly if they can tell themselves it's 'personalisation'. Though you have to wonder how 'personal' is something fitted to every US market car....
If I was to carry on your train of thought, every car has four wheels, so having four wheels that are different to another persons is not really personalisation? tinting windows a different colour is not really personalisation because other cars have windows too?, and maybe 20% of them have them tinted (not factual statistics, just an example). Personalisation is having something the way YOU like it, it doesn't have to be original to be personal.

In my opinion if someone wants to have sprayed arches or reflectors fitted that replicate what is standard in another country, the change might not be original but it is personalisation in a way that the individual that does it wants.
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Not to be confused with making the car unique... like that tiny scratch or chip you discovered where only you know where it is but you notice it every time you use the car ;)
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By buying and fitting (and often spraying) four new wheel arch plastics plus the lights/reflectors. It's amazing how much money people will spend for a fairly trivial appearance change, particularly if they can tell themselves it's 'personalisation'. Though you have to wonder how 'personal' is something fitted to every US market car....
You seem to not like modifications, from another thread about black alloys;

"Black is good for the perfect parker and those who think their car should rule their lives, not the other way around. But should you ever touch a kerb, black will show badly."

Whassup with that?
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