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Hi everyone

Just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Chris I'm 25 from North Wales and have just purchased my third MINI, an F56 Cooper S in volcanic orange!

I've been driving Citroen DS3s for a couple of years, before that I had a laser blue R56 Cooper S with JCW aerokit. My very first car back in 2007/2008 was a Mini One R50 in liquid yellow again with the full aerokit :) I always seem to end up back in a MINI!

A local dealer sent me an F56 brochure back before launch and I new I had to have one, specifically in VO! I got my car last week, 6 months old with 2k on the clock. I hadn't even driven an F56 or seen VO ain't real life, and bought the car "blind" and had it delivered from Edinburgh. I was a bit nervous but I must say I could not be happier with it! Refinement is miles ahead of my old R56 and R50.

Here are some pictures after its first "MINI" detail!


 

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Very nice .I went from a laser blue Cooper s to this f56 cooper. Impressed so far, hope you are.
 

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PS had Citroen in the past, once bitten twice shy!
 

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Congratulations.

Looks a mirror image of mine.. Hope your enjoying the car and the sound of the Turbo/dump valve and exhaust burble??

You are right, the refinement is very BMW like. Nothing like the Mini it replaces.
 

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Thanks all for the kind comments :) I am very pleased with my car!

jeremybingham - I'm yet to drive a new Cooper, how do you find it in terms of performance compared with the R56 MCS?

Peterg - ours are almost identical except yours has the LED headlights which mine unfortunately does not :( hoping to retrofit them in the future. Nevertheless, one of the best combinations in my opinion!
 

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I have a similar story. I traded in a second gen Pepperwhite hatchback for a BMW 328xi. I drove the Bimmer for about two weeks and then realized I would inevitably return to MINI. Once the F56 came out, I went right back to MINI.

I have a Thunder Grey Cooper S and I love it!
 

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Hi Chris I had a cooper s though r56 before this and loved it . However I have motorbike for my b road blasts and after some serious machinery was beginning to feel that a fast car was pointles I spent most of my time sat behind traffic or worrying about speed cameras! Fell in love with the 3 cylinder engine note and its quite nippy so just used the cash I saved to spec it to my desires! So . Far so in love and it's quite nippy.
 

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Congrats, :) Why oo Why don't the striped go to the bottom of the Bonnet!
Number plate looks wonky too.. haha :) Have fun..!
Thanks Dave.

YES the number plates are wonky, both of them. However my private plate should be transferred soon, so I'll be replacing (and straightening) them anyway.

However I didn't notice about the stripes! Knowing me, they will be off in six months or so when I fancy a change of appearance.

P.S good choice of car ;)
 

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Thanks Dave.

YES the number plates are wonky, both of them. However my private plate should be transferred soon, so I'll be replacing (and straightening) them anyway.

However I didn't notice about the stripes! Knowing me, they will be off in six months or so when I fancy a change of appearance.

P.S good choice of car ;)

Their all like it, drives me mad. Indeed VO/Black is defo an eye catcher.

Nice to see some more people from Wales on board. :)
 
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