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Discussion in 'General' started by 88/532, Jan 11, 2023.

  1. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Having it towed to your house and posting a classified?
  2. Cooter!

    Cooter! Sarcasm level: Maximum

    A big NO.

    Even doing the work yourself, the margin is too narrow. Include paying yourself for your time and still if any of the 1000's of 'what-ifs' and you're in the red. Stuck with something that makes you look like you borrowed your daughters car.

    But for fun? Sure. You'll end up being about even with blue book for a car you know the exact condition of, and thats a win if you're a decent tech.
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  3. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    I guessed a low 100K miles on it, and KBB says in good condition it's worth $2500 trade or $5100 private party.
    If I'm buying a car to fix and flip or fix and keep it ain't this one
  4. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Then I'd have to deal with potential buyers dumb enough to buy a broken Mini...no thanks!
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  5. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    I feel like you're saying something about the OP here…
  6. Paddy O

    Paddy O Well-Known Member

    I have a 2009 Cooper S with "issues", it won't start now. These cars are a riot to drive especially with the manual 6 speed transmission. However, I am ready to dump mine, so I will fix it, drive it and decide to keep it, then something else breaks, so I fix it and then drive it and cycle continues...
  7. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    You are NEVER too old to go full retard. You are less likely to survive it, but never too old.
  8. chobes

    chobes Well-Known Member


    This image has been around, but this is the way to go...
    Gorilla George, dave3593 and R Acree like this.
  9. tony 340

    tony 340 Well-Known Member

    Riot of a car to drive.

    Wouldn't own one but wouldn't mind beating one up on the weekends either.
  10. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    I went through the same thoughts about buying a mini last year, and after research, and buying a non mini, I'm still conflicted about it......

    What I gathered is that It's like taking the redheaded stripper with a coke problem home, knowing she'll leaving you broke in the morning, and possibly with some lasting,lingering, and burning effects, but the possibility of a good fun time is there to outweigh those negatives.....

    I ended up Buying a Fit. No regerts, I love the car, but every once in a while I see a cheap mini for sale, and think about it again.......
  11. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    The girls have been looking at minis so, everyone, keep posting. :)

    Eh, gonna regret this: what transmission does it have? An S? What color is the interior?
  12. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    Yes, it’s an S, 6 speed. I’ve decided against it however. My 67 Nova is coming home soon, so I’d probably bite off more than I could chew. Not worth as much as originally thought either.

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  13. ToofPic

    ToofPic Member known well

    I have a friend in GA that has a very nice one,blown motor,and he won't touch it.Hates the thing,and it's sat at his upper garage for years.
    He can wrench, but says money wise,they aren't worth the trouble.
    I just asked him about it on a visit and that's the answer I got. He would rather it rot than spend anything on it.It was his nephews
  14. hotnail

    hotnail Well-Known Member

    Careful…those damn things are know to have major tranny issues…and that ain’t a cheap fix.
  15. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    As in being blown?
  16. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    Run away from that thing. They are money pits once they get some miles on them.
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  17. hotnail

    hotnail Well-Known Member

    From my limited experience and talking to tranny shops….yes

    I’d maybe ask your local tranny shop and get their opinion as well
  18. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Its been years since we've seen a goo full retard move. :cool:

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