If so, we had a 54 plate Mini Cooper. Chilli Red with the Chilli pack.
From my time as a Mini owner, one thing I do know is that the Chilli pack seems to be a must have. See if you can find a list of all the things it contains, as Minis are one of the hardest cars to pin down a 'normal' spec. They reckon no two cars are the same. To that end, many people will say it has Chilli pack when it doesn't,
My list of things to consider. Our Red Mini Cooper had normal tyres and our current Cabby had run flats. The difference in ride quality is immense. Try and find a car with non-RF or budget for new tyres.
Get Air con. I swore I'd never buy another car without it, but decided to forgo it because we were buying a cab. Certainly won't make that mistake again.
AFAIK, the rest of the car is pretty sound at that age. Early cars has gearbox problems, but the new boxes were put in cars from 54 plate on.
Oright, the guy is renowned for slashing prices so we'll see what he can knock off. Looks in decent nick, and car prices are also a little higher local due to where I live and it being quite far away from anywhere else!!
Nothing major to look for or recalls? If its first gen will it have a 5speed manual?
The wife's got a Mini Cooper convertible diesel on an 11 plate with the chilli pack. Her car is fantastic in every way. Build quality is excellent. It drives brilliantly and it looks a million dollars. I love using it its great fun. 500 miles on 40 litres. 110 bhp and very torquey. £20 per year to tax. Phone connects up first time everytime. Absolutely love it.
The only negative thing I would say is that on a run the seats can be a bit uncomfortable. But only a minor point. We will have a Mini on our drive most likely for the rest of our lives there that much fun.
If you get one I don't think you will regret it one bit
We had a Mini Cooper with Chilli pack. Great fun car, we liked it very much. The ride was very harsh on low profile run flat tyres. The car was very noisy at motorway speeds. The AC fan was extremely loud.