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Old 07-07-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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What would YOUR Mini Cooper look like if you owned one?

With the increased cost for fuel in the states over the last several years, many Americans have started to make changes in their everyday lives that we have taken for granted for so long. One such change is getting rid of those gas guzzling SUVs and going for a smaller, more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle.

Well, I'm not a tree hugger per se but I am not seeing the cost of fuel's $/gal. dipping below $2.00 EVER AGAIN in my lifetime so I'm starting to "look around".

Ever since The Italian Job hit movie theaters back in 2003, one car that has always diverted my attention is the Mini Cooper S. Well, some of you may know that I've recently been looking in to buying a 2007 or 2008 E70 (X5) to tow my motorcycles around but I just couldn't help myself from me-ifying a new Mini Cooper S.

The only thing I'd probably change about this is drop her 2" and throw on a pair of 19" shoes. Everything else (accessories, etc.) is available when building your Mini. Check it out...





My 2008 MINI Cooper S
Base MSRP* $21,200
Destination & Handling $650

PAINT IT
Chili Red Body Color $0
Black Roof/Mirrors $0
White Turn Signals $100

PACKAGES
Cold Weather Package $500
Heated Powerfold Mirrors & Washer Jets
Heated Front Seats
Sport Package $2,000
Sport Suspension
Dynamic Stability Control
17" Web-spokes (Perf. Run Flats)
Convenience Package $1,500
Comfort Access System
Leather Sport Wheel w/Multifunction
Comfort Bluetooth with USB/iPod Adapter
Universal Garage Door Opener
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensor and Auto Headlamps
Center Arm Rest
Premium Package $1,500
10-Speaker. Hi-Fi Sound System
Automatic AC
Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof

PERFORMANCE
Front Fog Lamps STD
Xenon Headlamps w/Power Wash $500
Rear Fog Lamp $100
6-Speed Getrag Manual STD

COCKPIT
Sport Seats STD
On-Board Computer STD
Leather/Cloth: Black /Rooster Red $1,000
Interior Surface Checkered Silver STD
Alarm System $500
Rooster Red Color Line INC

TOTAL MSRP AS CONFIGURED* $29,550

JOHN COOPER WORKS ACCESSORIES**
JCW Carbon Fiber Rear Diffusor (installation not incl.) $700
JCW Sport Brake Kit (installation not incl.) $1,360
JCW Carbon Fiber Dashboard (installation not incl.) $620
JCW Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps (installation not incl.) $290
JCW Carbon Fiber Bonnet Scoop (installation not incl.) $299
JCW Carbon Fiber Rear Door Handle (installation not incl.) $190
JCW Gear Shift Indicator (installation not incl.) $255
JCW Aero Kit (installation not incl.) $1,595
JCW Roof Spoiler (installation not incl.) $640
JCW Drilled Front Brake Rotors (installation not incl.) $218
Side Scuttle - Grille (installation not incl.) $155

GENUINE MOTORING ACCESSORIES**
Illuminated Sills - Checkered Flag (installation not incl.) $375
Sport Stripes - black (installation not incl.) $85
4 R90 17" Black Wheels & Caps (installation not incl.) $3,750
Black Carpet Floor Mats (4) (installation not incl.) $105

TOTAL ACCESSORIES ** $10,637
TOTAL MSRP AS CONFIGURED* $29,550


TOTAL COMBINED $40,187
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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i test drove a mini....doesnt have that much oomph....and when someone does something like this
http://image.motortrend.com/f/sema/s...per-woodie.jpg

i want to stab my eyes out
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:19 AM   #3
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like this, except it would be Jet Black



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Old 07-08-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:19 AM   #5
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:05 AM   #6
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To the OP, wow 40,000 for a MINI, thats insane. My S was like 24,000 and I loved it.

Here was mine

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:07 AM   #7
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I'm liken the white top/stripes a smidgen better than the black after lookin at those pics. Beautiful cars!

Black's really the only color I'll get in a car (except no white stripes so as not to look like a skunk) but I couldn't resist the red...I was just in one of those moods I suppose.

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HaHa! 10k+ in accessories is insane but the pictures don't do it justice. 95% of the mods I'd ever do could be done before you even sit in it.

My only problem...the wifey HATES minis...I mean HAAAAAAAAATES them. But then again, she hates me riding motorcycles too but that hasn't stopped me yet.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:29 AM   #8
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #9
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i know this is hypothetical but, if you're considering the mini i have few tips for the way you configured above. it will save you some cash for better mods!

1.ditch the sport suspension. its crap, and if youre lowering, you'll replace most the parts anyway. and really the ride is worse on SS.

2. dont get the 17's and runflats. they suck. as bmw drivers you know what im talking about. the best mod is dropping the stock runflats. sounds like you'd replace them anyway.

3. an audiofile will not approve of the HI-FI stereo. if you are serious about sound, skip that option and go aftermarket. if you are ok will decent sound you'll be fine.

4. cold weather package in orlando??? c'mon! really?

5. the JCW kit is WAAAY cheaper if you dont buy from the dealer. In fact most of the accessories are available cheap online. the install on mosy accessories is super easy. of course you'll have to paint/install it yourself. but i did my whole kit and ive never done a body kit before.


check out northamericanmotoring.com if you have some questions/concerns about buying a mini. its a pretty helpful forum.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:11 AM   #10
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My wife hates them, too. I tried to get one for her. Wasn't happening.

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My only problem...the wifey HATES minis...I mean HAAAAAAAAATES them. But then again, she hates me riding motorcycles too but that hasn't stopped me yet.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:21 PM   #11
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Your mini's pimp too!

I agree with everything you say...spot on! Except for the Cold Weather package. I'm originally from upstate New York and visit there twice a year, one of them being for Christmas (I love to drive). The Cold Weather package definitely comes in handy bahlee dat! Below zero temperatures are no friggin joke if you're not from the north...when your hands and tookess are frozen a heated steering wheel and seats are your best friend.

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i know this is hypothetical but, if you're considering the mini i have few tips for the way you configured above. it will save you some cash for better mods!

1.ditch the sport suspension. its crap, and if youre lowering, you'll replace most the parts anyway. and really the ride is worse on SS.

2. dont get the 17's and runflats. they suck. as bmw drivers you know what im talking about. the best mod is dropping the stock runflats. sounds like you'd replace them anyway.

3. an audiofile will not approve of the HI-FI stereo. if you are serious about sound, skip that option and go aftermarket. if you are ok will decent sound you'll be fine.

4. cold weather package in orlando??? c'mon! really?

5. the JCW kit is WAAAY cheaper if you dont buy from the dealer. In fact most of the accessories are available cheap online. the install on mosy accessories is super easy. of course you'll have to paint/install it yourself. but i did my whole kit and ive never done a body kit before.


check out northamericanmotoring.com if you have some questions/concerns about buying a mini. its a pretty helpful forum.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:32 PM   #12
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That is sick!
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For 40K, I'll stick with a 135i please!
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mine would be like the AC Schnitzer one
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it would look like a trade in
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For 40K, I'll stick with a 135i please!
LoL, for seriously! I am shocked as well. For 40K I'd rather buy a used Z06!!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:56 AM   #20
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Well...Here is mine...it's STOCK....
Here are MY mods: 2003 Cooper 79K on the clock

EXTERIOR
ViS CF Hood (MCS)
Aero Kit
35% window tint
LED's for tailights
Orciari 3-pc spoiler
E-bay clear tail lights
Clear sidemarkers
E-bay antenna
Rear Wiper Delete
Rubberized Tow Hook (Black)

SUSPENSION
Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers
K-MAC Camber Plates
18x7.5 Exel TZ-10 wheels
215/35/18 Hankook tires
Alta rear upper and lower control arms
H-Sport Comp sway bars
Alta front and rear endlinks
H-Sport Front Strut Bar
Pilo Racing Rear Stress Bar
Wheel bolts
Hubcentric rings

BRAKES
Stoptech BBK (Black)
Stoptech rear slotted rotors
Axxis rear brake pads
Stoptech rear SS brake lines
Motul RBF600 brake fluid

INTERIOR
Sparco Torino Seats (Blue/Gray)
Autopower 6-Point Cage
Schroth window nets (Driver/Passenger side)
Euro Switching Panel
Gutted Interior
Denison Ice Link

ENGINE
DEKA Battery (11 lb), Odyessey PC680, now a heavy ass Duralast....lol
Moss Intake
Mobil 1 0w-40 motor oil
Batterymart Brass Terminals
Mini (Blue Anodized) Cap
Mini Wing Dipstick

TRANSMISSION
'05 6-Speed SWAP
Fidanza Alum Flywheel (13lbs.)
Redline MTL Fluid

EXHAUST
OBX Header






AND THIS IS WHAT IT WILL HAVE IN IT SOON... (700HP)
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