“Can you read me the current odometer reading”
We then went back in and completed the paper work. Roxy was no longer mine.
It’s no secret that I have been looking for another car for the past few months. With Roxy getting up in miles and the frequency of odd noises and new rattles rapidly increasing, it was time. My plan was to keep her and add another car to the stable, eventually relegating full time track duties to her.
On January 22nd, 2014, I was doing my daily internet check when I found a very rare MINI.
That is a 2008 R56 MINI Cooper. It does not have a sunroof. It does have manual transmission and sport package and less than 60k miles on the clock. And it was listed for less than $10,000. At that price and configuration, I knew a car like this wouldn’t come around again for a while.
So I moved on it.
It was a painless experience, oddly enough, but 3 hours after arriving at my local Auto Nation Nissan dealer, he was mine. All i’s were crossed and t’s dotted. I cleared my stuff out of Roxy, said good bye and signed on the dotted line. Already added an additional 500 miles on him and I have to say I do like an R56. You can here my thoughts, day of, on [this week’s show](http://www.whiteroofradio.com/woofcast-537/).
Welcome to dbmini.us v2.0 – The R56 Edition. Updates to follow.