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 Posted: May 18, 2017 09:11AM
Total posts: 101
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Jan 28, 2015
Actually I think I just got hooked up. but sad to see the affordable classic is no longer affordable. Oh well. looking at one that needs a little work, but is solid and a good runner. May still go with "new" Mini, but for now....

 Posted: May 18, 2017 02:51AM
Total posts: 1583
Last post: May 26, 2017
Member since:May 28, 2012
Grommet:

Being as you live in British Columbia, purchasing any mini in the U S A is just out of the question due to the currency issue (differential)

Best to keep checking the Vancouver Mini Club site for a bargain

With the influx of JDM (Japanese) minis into Canada, the new orm is $10k for most minis only rot boxes are cheaper

Good to see you back

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: May 17, 2017 03:24PM
Total posts: 9327
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Mar 24, 1999
GB
If you do find any proper Canadian Minis, I want their bumpers !

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: May 17, 2017 02:52PM
Total posts: 101
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Jan 28, 2015
Wow.. Less than 10 years ago I had trouble getting $4500 for a rust free one with hi-lows LCB exhaust and new tires, brakes and MonteCarlo interior. Thanks mate but no way I can do that.

Might have to forget it until I win the lottery.

 Posted: May 17, 2017 02:48PM
Total posts: 3353
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2011
US
I think $14/$16 thousand is the new $5 to $7. I can offer you a very nice 59 with 1275 power, remote, 7.5 disc 5 inch Cosmics very nice car needs nothing $14000. How about a mid 80s Mayfair 998 with complete mechanical rebuild, engine, tranny, lead free, Fully adjustable suspension, new disc SS pistons, kits, drive shafts cleaned, flushed, greased, booted. 12 X 5 alloys waiting for new 165 Yokos. $16000. Drive it home and get great mileage while at it. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: May 17, 2017 11:44AM
Total posts: 796
Last post: May 20, 2017
Member since:Aug 23, 2000
Paging Big Al!  Customer needs help.....

SCUM #2. "Life is too short to own just one classic Mini!"

 Posted: May 17, 2017 10:07AM
Total posts: 101
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Jan 28, 2015
I don't mean 1974 to 1980 "Canadian" Minis, but Minis in Canada.. can't find any for sale. I'd prefer a late 80's 1990's model. None popping up in my searches, and the ones that do are (I think) over-priced. I bought a nice 1990 Jap Spec for $5k maybe 7 years ago... Should have kept it lol!

 Posted: May 17, 2017 09:12AM
Total posts: 13173
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Jan 22, 2003
CA
Should be lots of CA spec MINIs out your way and Alberta.
I'm not sure of the numbers, but there seems to have been a crap load of MkIV MINIs sent here competing for sales with the Civic etc.

Start cruising the back alleys....lol

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: May 17, 2017 08:35AM
Total posts: 101
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Jan 28, 2015
Hi Guys. Been a while.

Been picking away at the MK II Cooper, but it will be a while to get it on the road yet.

I have been thinking of buying another Mini, like a Japanese import, to use for work in the meantime. Yes.. i have owned enough Minis to know their short comings, but driving a Jetta Diesel every day while comfortable and fuel efficient just is not me. I went to look for one and there are none around. or they are over $10k. What's happening? There were tons of them on the road here less than 10 years ago, and in the last few years there were ones bouncing around out there close to the $5k mark.

What gives? Just looking for a nice 998 i can play with and use as a commuter, not looking for a concourse cooper S...Even "New" Minis are silly expensive. Did something happen while i was away?