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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    Couple of reasons;
    I wouldn't pay that price, no one pays the advertised price.
    It ain't my money.
    I need a rest from having car adverts being sent to me every 73 seconds by a moody 18 year old.
    Fair play.

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    Buy her an Aygo, C1, 107 like all the other 18 year olds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Buy her an Aygo, C1, 107 like all the other 18 year olds!
    Because she wants an Up!

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    I miss them


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    The 1.6 will be the same engine as the Mr's Citroen C4. That burns oil irregularly. It also jumped 2 teeth on the cam shaft, has had Vanos replaced and now has had a pipe feeding oil from the bottom end blown through as was clogged up. Vanos issues seem pretty wide spread as is the oil use. Not sure I'd recommend it as an engine, although we might have been unlucky.

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    Miss read the thread title as

    "Mini me's, tell me about them"

    and I thought, bit of a bizarre place to ask for advice about children !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yambo View Post
    They don't make 'em like they used to!

    Some of us remember lifting the door to shut it and the long gear lever leaping around with a mind of its own.

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    I’ve got a 2l Cooper. Couple of years old. Does everything brilliantly well, which makes it quite dull.

    Brakes need replacing quite often.

    I won’t be getting another. Probably perfect for noob drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    Because she wants an Up!
    Buy an Up!/Mii/Citigo then, same car different bodies. I can thoroughly recommend the UP GTi if you'll be using it.

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    Loved my JCW, great car to drive. My lad had a Cooper S 2010. It started to show the dreaded cam failure, known as the 'death rattle', google it and you'll know what to listen for. It's a consequence of low oil levels.

    I used to check the oil at least every two weeks, sometimes it didn't change, sometimes would need a good half litre. Use good oil too.

    Oh, I had a replacement water pump as well, but luckily I bought from a main dealer and it was covered under warranty. I'd have another Mini, but I'd probably go for a later (post '14?) model that doesn't seem to have the issues)

    Fun car, enjoyed it immensely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savio Du Funk View Post
    Couple of years old.
    Brakes need replacing quite often.
    Fucking hell. What are they made of, cheese?

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    Get your hammer and chisel out!


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    Deal done.
    Went down for a look see, all nice n straight, no chain noise at all, so it was brought home.

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