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Mini One Graphite 1400cc
BMW Mini One
Member Name: debbieluvsdonuts
BMW Mini One
Advantages: Looker, Economical,
Disadvantages: Keeping hubby away from it
I Love my mini, so Ive had 'Graham' for a couple of months, this year mini is 50 years old, same age as me (bold admission there). My first car was a mini, it was old, and resprayed by my dad and a 'C' reg, but I loved it, even though it broke down all the time. So why all these years later do I go backwards and 're-buy my 1st car, well first off it looks extremely sexy. Its a special edition Graphite (hence the name Graham), he's metallic grey, he turns heads all the time, people always comment on him.
But why did I get him? I had a 6 year old Mondeo, had it from new, it was a family car, it was reliable but huge, manly, and blinking hard to park!!, so family got older, I wanted something for me, test drove everything (FORD :/) and hated them all.
Then I thought this is for me, so headed for the Mini showroom, hubby said that he knew as soon as I walked in that showroom I had made up my mind, the test drive sealed the deal.
Im not technical, and I dont really care, all I know is Graham is very economical currently 49 to the gallon, and thats with the air con going. I love the interior, the huge dial gives me a giggle everytime I see it, it reminds me of the old days and the first mini. So many parts of this mini are 'original' with a modern twist, the air con vents for example, and the door storage.
When chosing my mini, I added a pepper pack, which gave me a package of extras, and gives you a discount on others, and I'm not telling you what they are...coz I cant remember ahaha. This adds value to the resale value as no 2 minis are ever the same.
Take a look at the cost of second hand minis on the forecourt and they sell themselves....
AND...... if its the 1st one off the drive I have to hide the keys from hubby!!!, and this is the guy that calls it a hairdressers car.......yeah right!!!HANDS OFF
So dont listen to him when he says 'you wont get the weekly shop in', dont worry ladies, get it delivered!!!!, but seriously you can, just fold down the seats, you can get 2 weeks in!!!
So do you get it yet? I LOVE MY MINI, I even wash it every week, thats a first!!!
Summary: I LOVE MY MINI
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