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View Poll Results: Should I....or shouldn't I?
HECK YES DOITDOITDOIT!! 11 68.75%
What?! Are you insane? 1 6.25%
I like pie. 4 25.00%
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:05 PM
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Quick - Someone tell me I am not INSANE?!

Used E46 ZHP anyone?


My 2007 MINI Cooper S

Base MSRP* $21,200
Destination & Handling $650

paint
Chili Red Body Color $0
Black Roof/Mirrors $0

package
Premium Package $1,400
Automatic AC
Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof
Leather Sport Wheel w/Multifunction
Sport Package $1,400
Dynamic Stability Control
Xenon Headlamps w/Power Wash
17" Crown-Spoke (Performance)
No Bonnet Stripes
Convenience Package $1,400
Comfort Access System
Bluetooth Mobile Phone Preparation
Universal Garage Door Opener
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensor and Auto Headlamps
Center Arm Rest

performance
Front Fog Lamps STD
6-Speed Getrag Manual STD

cockpit
Sport Seats STD
On-Board Computer STD
6-spkr AM/FM CD Player STD
Cloth: Checkered Carbon Black/Black $0
Interior Surface Checkered STD

TOTAL MSRP AS CONFIGURED* $26,050

accessory**
No selections in this category

TOTAL ACCESSORIES ** $0
TOTAL MSRP AS CONFIGURED* $26,050

TOTAL COMBINED $26,050
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:24 PM
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don't forget the LSD. Go on, pull the trigger!
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:27 PM
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:56 AM
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The only crazy part might be having another black roof in Orlando.Do you have a name for Magnuses younger yet bigger brother?
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:22 AM
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The only crazy part might be having another black roof in Orlando.Do you have a name for Magnuses younger yet bigger brother?
Hey Bro.

Yeah, black roof may not be the choicest color but hey, its the real deal (No stock Mini Cooper S ever left the factory in red with a white roof - works cars only, which you know. ). Chili and Black FTW.

Dunno about name, they sort of name themselves.

Our White over black '94 1.3i Cooper was registered in the UK as M294AUF, so of course she became "Muffy".

We'll see, we'll see...
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:23 AM
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:49 PM
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E46 gone, new MCS in stable

I did the exact thing with my M3 ten days ago. A totally different car, the Mini, but hoots of fun, great mileage, plenty of power (got the JCW engine kit) and real nice around traffic! It goes anywhere! Enjoy! Either you're not insane...or maybe I am?
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:11 AM
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Just did the same 5 days ago (pristine 323Ci owned since new). CR/CR with all packages. Totally different (some adjustment still coming), but very quick and light on its feet compared with an E46-but still feels planted (if you can combine those feels-which I think you can). I would add the Hifi stereo option.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:01 AM
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don't forget the LSD. Go on, pull the trigger!
Limited Slip Diff? Why? Control torque steer?
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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Good MINI info at this site:

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com....php?p=1530764

buy the car, you'll love it! We love our MINI!
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:19 PM
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http://www.northamericanmotoring.com....php?p=1530764

buy the car, you'll love it! We love our MINI!
Ah so...thanks!
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:20 PM
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Don't do it. I regret letting my 2003 ZHP go in 2006 and while I enjoy my 2007 Cooper S...it's maybe 75% the car my ZHP was. I wouldn't dream of making this change. I escaped an e90 330i for a Cooper S but I can't see giving up a ZHP for a FWD car that really isn't on the same level. The ZHP is just better in every way but weight.

Drive them back to back. The ZHP handles better, is more comfortable, has far more power and is 10 times more fun in the corners and on a track.

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:41 PM
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Don't do it. I regret letting my 2003 ZHP go in 2006 and while I enjoy my 2007 Cooper S...it's maybe 75% the car my ZHP was. I wouldn't dream of making this change. I escaped an e90 330i for a Cooper S but I can't see giving up a ZHP for a FWD car that really isn't on the same level. The ZHP is just better in every way but weight.

Drive them back to back. The ZHP handles better, is more comfortable, has far more power and is 10 times more fun in the corners and on a track.
Good advice.

We are keeping our E46 M3, though I am anxiously waiting to pull the trigger for the Mini S.

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Old 10-23-2007, 04:31 PM
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Don't do it. I regret letting my 2003 ZHP go in 2006 and while I enjoy my 2007 Cooper S...it's maybe 75% the car my ZHP was. I wouldn't dream of making this change. I escaped an e90 330i for a Cooper S but I can't see giving up a ZHP for a FWD car that really isn't on the same level. The ZHP is just better in every way but weight.

Drive them back to back. The ZHP handles better, is more comfortable, has far more power and is 10 times more fun in the corners and on a track.
You must be talking with Mrs. Wingspan.

She thinks I'm truly nuts.

Meh, I spent a half hour on mini2.com last night; the number of posts on reliability issues on the R56 kind of sobered me up a little.

I went ahead and ordered a Zeckhausen CDV-delete valve.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:13 AM
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Am I the only one that likes pie?
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:48 AM
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I like pie.

I also like my 07 MCS.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:45 AM
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I consider myself lucky, I picked the ZHP over a 2006 Cooper S, but my fiance plans to buy a Cooper S for her next car. Of course she probably won't let me drive it.

get the Works kit if you want to not give up the ZHP's power.
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