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Old 12-25-2005, 11:21 AM
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Just bought my wife a Cooper S with every conceivable package and option. 30K total, man that's cheap! This thing has much more room than would appear.

Premium, sport, convienence, cold weather, automatic, HK, panther black leather, chrome, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:31 PM
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$30K for an ultra sub-compact is a good deal?
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:47 PM
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$30K for an ultra sub-compact is a good deal?
Posted by someone who hasn't driven one. This usc has only 2 less horsepower than my first 3 series. 30K is throw away money these days. Some people obviously struggle to that conclusion.
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:57 PM
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:28 PM
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Just bought my wife a Cooper S with every conceivable package and option. 30K total, man that's cheap! This thing has much more room than would appear.

Premium, sport, convienence, cold weather, automatic, HK, panther black leather, chrome, etc. etc. etc.
Every conceivable package and option except the NAV unit?
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:46 PM
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Every conceivable package and option except the NAV unit?
Nav on a mini? Now thats a bit much. Why are comments coming from non-mini owners? Perhaps they are lost in the wrong forum. Maybe they need the Nav.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:25 AM
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I'm diggin my 2006 MCS. Just feel sorry that your wife's car missed out on the slick-shifting 6 speed manual, auto in the MCS makes me cry.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:14 AM
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I'm diggin my 2006 MCS. Just feel sorry that your wife's car missed out on the slick-shifting 6 speed manual, auto in the MCS makes me cry.
Actually, the shifter pads on the steering wheel are really fun, like a go cart at Indy. Not as boring as the steptronic my 330 has. Also, a manual in Dallas would be a daily torture.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:18 AM
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Actually, the shifter pads on the steering wheel are really fun, like a go cart at Indy. Not as boring as the steptronic my 330 has. Also, a manual in Dallas would be a daily torture.
Note the city I live in, both my cars are manuals.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:45 AM
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Nav on a mini? Now thats a bit much. Why are comments coming from non-mini owners? Perhaps they are lost in the wrong forum. Maybe they need the Nav.
You said your car had every conceivable option, clearly it does not. I don't need to own a mini to know that. BTW Why is NAV on a Mini a "bit much". Since Minis are an ideal size for driving around large cities I would think that a NAV unit could be quite useful. Personally I would not buy a car without NAV but New York is quite a bit larger than Dallas.

Sorry you don't think non-Mini owners should be allowed to comment on your purchase. You should learn to be a little more inclusive.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:47 AM
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:23 AM
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You said your car had every conceivable option, clearly it does not. I don't need to own a mini to know that. BTW Why is NAV on a Mini a "bit much". Since Minis are an ideal size for driving around large cities I would think that a NAV unit could be quite useful. Personally I would not buy a car without NAV but New York is quite a bit larger than Dallas.

Sorry you don't think non-Mini owners should be allowed to comment on your purchase. You should learn to be a little more inclusive.
Perhaps you should have saved the money on the nav to upgrade to a 330? Someone buying the bottom of a car line should not comment on the purchases of others.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:25 AM
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Note the city I live in, both my cars are manuals.
Those that live in Houston can take a pass on the manual comment. I have travelled there.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:15 PM
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Perhaps you should have saved the money on the nav to upgrade to a 330? Someone buying the bottom of a car line should not comment on the purchases of others.
If you didn't want people to comment on your purchase, why did you post in the first place? If you are going to comment on mine, you should be a little more informed about BMW's 3 series offerings, BMW does not sell a 330 wagon in the U.S. I could have purchased the 330 for less than I paid for my 325XiT with NAV but it would not get me where I want to go any faster and the trunk is too small for our needs.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:13 PM
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Nice car! Did you buy or lease it?

I am looking at the S Vert right now.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:22 AM
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If you didn't want people to comment on your purchase, why did you post in the first place? If you are going to comment on mine, you should be a little more informed about BMW's 3 series offerings, BMW does not sell a 330 wagon in the U.S. I could have purchased the 330 for less than I paid for my 325XiT with NAV but it would not get me where I want to go any faster and the trunk is too small for our needs.
You sure do hang out in the mini forum a lot. And a 330 would indeed get you where you want to go more quickly, however, as you stated, with less groceries. Your so persistant I am raising a glass to you. Now go out and get a mini...
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:23 AM
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Nice car! Did you buy or lease it?

I am looking at the S Vert right now.
Sweet. Its like a go cart for grown ups. And inside is all BMW, thats the best part. You will feel right at home, albeit with bigger gauges. Interesting how a car called mini has maxi gauges.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:38 AM
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I wouldnt get too into explaining your purchase to others. If thats what makes your wife happy, that is what is important.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:59 AM
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COOL Mini. I always wanted to drive one of those. A mini fully loaded ain't too bad either. One day, i will buy one just to speed around the streets in.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:32 AM
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You sure do hang out in the mini forum a lot. And a 330 would indeed get you where you want to go more quickly, however, as you stated, with less groceries. Your so persistant I am raising a glass to you. Now go out and get a mini...
I would love my next car to be a Mini, it would be much easier to park it on the streets of Manhattan. I just have to persude my wife. BTW we don't haul groceries, we live in NYC. We haul stuff between our apartment and storage unit.

If I lived in Germany or even perhaps Montana, a 330 might get me to my destination more quickly. In New York City it defintely will not. A 325 is capable of cruising at speeds in excess of 100 mph for extended periods (which I did between Toronto and Montreal, once). If I tried that in NYC, I would probably end up in jail. In any event my travel speed is dictated by traffic and the large number of police cruisers. The quickest way for me to get to my destination is to make no navigation errors. The cost of the option is offset by the assistance it gives me in finding alternatives to driving over the toll bridges ($5 each way on some).
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