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bladerunner060
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10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?
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10/21/2013 12:09:24 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I don't know enough about it to offer much of anything useful, but it's a cute car... if that's what you are going for.

I hear they get decent gas mileage and are fun to drive though.
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bladerunner060
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10/21/2013 12:22:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/21/2013 12:09:24 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
I don't know enough about it to offer much of anything useful, but it's a cute car... if that's what you are going for.

I hear they get decent gas mileage and are fun to drive though.

That's about what I've heard. I'm just hoping it's dependable and relatively easy to work on. Frankencar's a Sebring...and I will never buy a Chrysler again. We use our bikes most of the time, but groceries and dog transport require more than saddlebags, y'know?
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10/21/2013 12:25:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/21/2013 12:22:06 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/21/2013 12:09:24 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
I don't know enough about it to offer much of anything useful, but it's a cute car... if that's what you are going for.

I hear they get decent gas mileage and are fun to drive though.

That's about what I've heard. I'm just hoping it's dependable and relatively easy to work on. Frankencar's a Sebring...and I will never buy a Chrysler again. We use our bikes most of the time, but groceries and dog transport require more than saddlebags, y'know?

Understandable... I don't know about the longevity and ease of repair of the mini Coopers, especially if you are getting a used one. Best to be sure you aren't getting something with too much wear and tear.

Check out some on-line reviews and shop around for a little while.
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10/21/2013 12:28:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/21/2013 12:25:57 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 10/21/2013 12:22:06 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/21/2013 12:09:24 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
I don't know enough about it to offer much of anything useful, but it's a cute car... if that's what you are going for.

I hear they get decent gas mileage and are fun to drive though.

That's about what I've heard. I'm just hoping it's dependable and relatively easy to work on. Frankencar's a Sebring...and I will never buy a Chrysler again. We use our bikes most of the time, but groceries and dog transport require more than saddlebags, y'know?

Understandable... I don't know about the longevity and ease of repair of the mini Coopers, especially if you are getting a used one. Best to be sure you aren't getting something with too much wear and tear.

Check out some on-line reviews and shop around for a little while.

That's the plan! I just figured I'd ask the hive-mind, too. I didn't really get the "Oh god, don't buy a Chrysler" until I talked to folks...nobody online mentioned "Oh, btw, everything on this car is a misery to work on" (I knew I had probably made a mistake when i found out that just replacing the battery requires the removal of a wheel...).

Thanks for your input!
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10/21/2013 12:31:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/21/2013 12:28:21 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/21/2013 12:25:57 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 10/21/2013 12:22:06 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/21/2013 12:09:24 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
I don't know enough about it to offer much of anything useful, but it's a cute car... if that's what you are going for.

I hear they get decent gas mileage and are fun to drive though.

That's about what I've heard. I'm just hoping it's dependable and relatively easy to work on. Frankencar's a Sebring...and I will never buy a Chrysler again. We use our bikes most of the time, but groceries and dog transport require more than saddlebags, y'know?

Understandable... I don't know about the longevity and ease of repair of the mini Coopers, especially if you are getting a used one. Best to be sure you aren't getting something with too much wear and tear.

Check out some on-line reviews and shop around for a little while.

That's the plan! I just figured I'd ask the hive-mind, too. I didn't really get the "Oh god, don't buy a Chrysler" until I talked to folks...nobody online mentioned "Oh, btw, everything on this car is a misery to work on" (I knew I had probably made a mistake when i found out that just replacing the battery requires the removal of a wheel...).


Yeah, hopefully someone will come around to offer some decent advice and thoughts on it. I'm sure someone around has something decent to offer (as I really don't), and can hopefully let you know of those types of red flags.

Thanks for your input!
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10/21/2013 9:04:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?

I've never known anyone who drives a mini cooper, but they are clever little cars. I hear the gas mileage is exceptional as well.
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10/23/2013 1:21:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?

Yeah. GAYYYYYYYYYYY
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10/23/2013 1:25:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?

Get a gently used BMW 3 series or an Audi A4. Gotta look phre$h, ya know? You can't roll around the vagina on wheels that is the Mini Cooper.
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10/23/2013 1:32:29 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/23/2013 1:21:32 AM, SovereignDream wrote:
At 10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?

Yeah. GAYYYYYYYYYYY

I'm generally not insecure enough to give a crap about what people think about my car. I want a convertible because 90% of the time I'm driving my motorcycle, and I don't want to have to be in a box the other 10%. In the convertible class, most are overly expensive--and I'm not buying a Chrysler again. Ever.
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10/23/2013 1:33:38 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/23/2013 1:25:06 AM, SovereignDream wrote:
At 10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?

Get a gently used BMW 3 series or an Audi A4. Gotta look phre$h, ya know? You can't roll around the vagina on wheels that is the Mini Cooper.

Man, I WOULD except that saving lives don't pay the big bucks--and a "gently used" either-of-those will be 5 grand extra, at least, out here.
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10/23/2013 9:32:44 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/23/2013 1:21:32 AM, SovereignDream wrote:
At 10/20/2013 11:42:31 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
So my Frankencar is finally reaching the point where the next repair is more expensive than the worth of the car. Thus: time for a "new" car (well, new to us).

We have been looking at an older Mini Cooper Convertible, Mrs. Bladerunner and I...anybody have any thoughts on it?

Yeah. GAYYYYYYYYYYY

And how dreadful it would be for Blade to drive a car like one of those queer-o-sexual-f@ggoty-lady-boys...
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