If it hadn't been totaled, I'd have it forever!
By Cherry2005 on Saturday, May 30, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "So much fun, handled magnificently, LOVED it!"
Cons: "Only Con:Psngr side a bit tight for 6'4"& large BF"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I ordered this car directly from MINI, built to my custom specs. It was made in the factory in Oxford, England, and shipped to me. I took delivery of my 2005 Convertible S, with only 12 miles on it. I was the sole driver, loved that car! Although my mechanic kept telling me at 45K miles, then 65K miles, then 85K miles that I would need to replace the clutch and transmission (manual transmission), I never needed to. That's the benefit of one driver, I suppose. Also, the total of ALL monies spent to maintain and "repair" this car over the past 11 years was a mere $7,038 (per my mechanic's service records). I believe this car was a Christian Scientist, because nothing ever went wrong with her!
Ultimately, that car protected me from serious injury (or worse) last week when a red-light runner took my beautiful MINI out, may she rest in peace. The emergency personnel at the scene even remarked, "That car is a bulldog - did exactly what a car should do in a crash". Although the car was totaled, the crumple zones and engineering genius in that car ensured that any injury to me, personally, was minimal. I didn't even feel the impact, and walked away with only a slight airbag burn on the inside of my right wrist. From the completely intact interior, you would not even be able to tell there had been an accident! The exterior tells a completely different story.
I will save save save and order another MINI as soon as I can. Oh - and although the KBB value was not as high as I'd wished, the insurance company valued it MUCH higher due to the excellent condition of the car, and it's popular re-sale values locally."
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