Thanks gluck. It's nice to check all the years and prices. And they're all very consistent with what I've seen. And just a short jog up the highway.
Too Late Now!!!Id stay away from the mini cooper. I met a lady once who had scars all over her body. I asked her what had happened she said her and her husband were driving her SUV and ran head on with a mini cooper. The mini cooper blew up and caught both cars on fire. There were no survivors in the mini cooper. Her husband died and she alone survived. Her words to me were never buy a mini cooper.
I almost went with a Mini as a DD a couple years ago but I read about it being like a Jaguar, in for repairs more than on the road. TOO many previous owners chimed in on what a hassle it was to own a Mini and how cheaply it was built so I passed on it. My ex, at that time, ended up buying a Hyundai Elantra, which is also a piece of **** but only been in the shop 6 times for something they cannot figure out.Yeah, this thread is actually old. I got a new job with an hour long commute last May. I needed something NOW, and after a fast n furious debate with myself and on here and friends and family, I found a Mini that I fought a month long battle to get. The build thread is on here.
I love the Mini, they have their quirks like any other car, but Im a hell of a lot happier in it than I would be in a Honda. Im not sure where all the negative stuff came from above, but I haven't heard of any spontaneous combustion. The amount of vehicles with fuel tanks in the rear is the majority of whats on the road. No reason a grand cherokee would be any less dangerous to be rear ended in than a Mini. Unless of course, I get run over, that would suck.
But I still want a truck, even if it doesn't fit my purposes....:brickwall:
I've got over 22,000 miles on this mini without anything more than a hiccup. I wish I could say that about my jeep sometimes. I've done front struts and brakes and thermostat. All expected at 100,000 miles or more.I almost went with a Mini as a DD a couple years ago but I read about it being like a Jaguar, in for repairs more than on the road. TOO many previous owners chimed in on what a hassle it was to own a Mini and how cheaply it was built so I passed on it. My ex, at that time, ended up buying a Hyundai Elantra, which is also a piece of **** but only been in the shop 6 times for something they cannot figure out.
I never will buy or own a car. It's either a truck or suv in Toyota or Jeep flavor. Reliable and hard to fix when needed and unreliable and easy to fix when needed.
Just sold my 91 in June. GUy in town is still running it daily.I used to have a 92 ford ranger as a DD. I ran it till it wore out. It was a great little tuck that got 23 miles to the gallon. A/C was awesome in that little cab. I also had a deep tool box in the back. I sure would like another one. They are hard to find for sale around here.