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After a lengthy test drive yesterday the deal was done. What a hoot, feels far faster than our F54JCW and no squeaks or rattles, build quality seems to have improved since my 2014cooper. Acceleration is outstanding with the wheels struggling for grip in the wet and battery usage compared to father in law's leaf on a par or better ? We got a cancelled order so build is November. Can't wait.
 

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Congrats!
What Level / Colour / Wheels did you get?
Have you ordered a home charge box?
 

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We had a cancelled order arriving Nov, otherwise it is a March delivery date!!They are in demand, so level 1 White silver the 17"whacky plug wheels and the green mirror caps. We may miss the rear parking sensors but that's about it. If we wanted one this year we had to get what they had. As yet not ordered the charger. Father in law used to have a leaf and has the 7.5kw unit unused in the garage. We can pop round for a free charge or move it????? Tesco Lincoln have free podpoint charging. Need to download some apps .Just seen your post,so podpoint first and then we can take stock. Am suddenly going to be a Tesco shopper. We dont intend using it for long journeys atm as we have the Navara and Roadster to do those.
 

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Same colour / wheel combo as me. It’s Energetic Yellow by the way, not green 😀😂

I got a cancellation as well, only waited 2 weeks to pick mine up.
You can get the charger moved, depends how much that costs I suppose. Remember you will get a government grant of £350 towards a charger purchase and install. The Leaf charger may have the wrong socket / plug as they did not use Type 2 on the older models (I think). Just check it first! You should get two charging cables with the car. A 13amp socket (granny) charger which I used for a week or so and a Type 2 cable for when you have a proper home charger or you are out and about using fast chargers. They both fit under the floor in the boot in their own very nice bag.
 

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Aha THAT's the colour-couldn't remember but yes good name for it. The Leaf was the new model-late 2018 so it should fit; we're currently (no pun intended) thinking about that one! I really must stop getting excited as we will have to wait longer than you-though you never know-could come through faster I suppose. Hope so -have already downloaded the pod point app!
 

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I waited 50 weeks after placing my deposit, then another 2 weeks to get a scoopless MINI Cooper bonnet painted and installed by a local body shop (see my bonnet-scoop protest slide show). I sent many letters to MINI execs, begging them to let me pay $1,500 to have a scoopless SE, but my letters were ignored, so I had to have the scoopectomy performed after I acquired my SE. I'll soon be putting my "new" S hood up for sale on ebay.

My Iconic (~Level 3) Moonwalk Grey SE has the Energetic Yellow bits, the Satellite Grey leather seats (black costs $500+ in US), and the Power Spoke wheels. Although it took a year (and a significant post-purchase cost), I now have the perfect MINI Cooper IMHO.

I also installed an interior LED to show me when car activates its brake lights. It appears the brake lights come on the instant the Power Meter needle touches the first regen block. That's a bit more sensitive than I'd like (I blame the lawyers). To compensate, I'm adjusting my driving style to restrain my exuberant acceleration/deceleration so it doesn't appear I'm casually resting my left foot on the brake pedal to make the brake lights come on at seemingly random times.

Finally, I'm wondering if I should purchase the special MINI tool required to balance the Power Spoke wheels so I'm not dependent on MINI dealers for this task. I have no idea how this tool works or if it is compatible with all wheel-balancing rigs. Perhaps a more enlightened member of this forum can explain why it's necessary and how it works.

 

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I currently own a 65 plate JCW which the HP finance has finished on. Got a few expensive bills coming up for it and had over a £1K bill in Feb!!!
I took the Mini Electric on a 24hr test drive a few weeks back and fell in love with it. I would say that it feels a quick as my JCW which was a surprise!
Best of all, charging is free at my place of work and I will only need to charge every 3 days!

Gone for the Level 3 trim, British Racing Green, black roof and mirrors and power spoke alloys (going to have a discussion with them about the balancing tool). Order it about 3 weeks ago and I've been told delivery should be middle of December.

Already purchased the black trim and bonnet stripes to de-chrome it.

Can't wait!!!
 

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Hi all,

I currently own a 65 plate JCW which the HP finance has finished on. Got a few expensive bills coming up for it and had over a £1K bill in Feb!!!
I took the Mini Electric on a 24hr test drive a few weeks back and fell in love with it. I would say that it feels a quick as my JCW which was a surprise!
Best of all, charging is free at my place of work and I will only need to charge every 3 days!

Gone for the Level 3 trim, British Racing Green, black roof and mirrors and power spoke alloys (going to have a discussion with them about the balancing tool). Order it about 3 weeks ago and I've been told delivery should be middle of December.

Already purchased the black trim and bonnet stripes to de-chrome it.

Can't wait!!!
Congratulations and welcome to the future 😀
 

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Congratulations and welcome to the future 😀
Thanks.
The servicing costs are so cheap on the EV stuff. The price I've been paying the last couple of years on the JCW is ridiculous. I think Mini said £10/month which isn't bad if you want Main Dealer service history. A EV specialist by me Warwickshire who is BMW/Tesla/Nissan EV Approved does the servicing for $60/year.

I also worked out I was putting £250/month in fuel in the JCW. That's now going to be zero if I charge at work.:)
 

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Yep, I have the £10 a month service contract. Not that it will see the dealer much. You get a couple of seasonal checks a year, but the first real service is not for 2 years from purchase date.
 

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Parky14, quick question about the alloys and tyres. I've gone with the power spoke alloys as well. Do they fit Goodyear F1s to them? and to the tyres have any rim protectors which overhang the alloy? I'll be gutted if I damage the yellow edge on the alloy!
 

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They don’t have a protection so the yellow paint is very exposed, as I have already discovered 😕

I have also not been able to find any Energetic Yellow touch up paint yet either!

They are fitted with Hancook, Ventus S1 EVO3, 205/45R17.
 

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Cheers. Looks like a decent amount of protector. Shame it could have been better. Will have to get some yellow paint!
 

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Cheers. Looks like a decent amount of protector. Shame it could have been better. Will have to get some yellow paint!
If you find the yellow paint let me know. It will be difficult to apply as the yellow trim is like a rounded bead, not flat.
 

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I'll be storing my Power Spoke wheels soon and mounting the slightly used Loop Spoke wheels I bought on ebay. The thought of curbing those Energetic Yellow stripes was abhorrent to me even before I selected them, so I always planned to use them only for special events (I hope there will be special events again in the future). I knew this limited-use wheel concept would be difficult to sell to my wife, so I began by telling her these wheels are too beautiful for everyday use and I was going to hang one of them in the living room as a work of automotive art. We compromised: I got the wheels, but none of them will grace our living room. I do have a man-cave, however.
 

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We have winter tyres which will go on as soon as we get Covid Emberton(car's name). Yes I felt it feels faster than our f54jcw or we wouldn't have bought it. Hope we Get the Hankook tyres, superb. You could go to a motor factor who mixes paint for the yellow, ours has a spectrometer so if a colour isn't listed they can scan it and make you a tin?

In terms of service I wonder what hey do ? Brake fluid change and check? No oil or plugs. Tesla actually say no service needed except for brake fluid! But the father In law's leaf was 200a year for them doing nothing to maintain warranty and breakdown cover.mmmmm.
 

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I guess a service still has to look at cabin air filter, battery cooling system, A/C and heating systems and checks no battery cell faults, electric motor as well as brakes and steering and suspension components for wear.
 

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A little OT but, can components of the motor be replaced or would a motor failure be very expensive?

Just curious. :)
 
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