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New car!

66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
I have just ordered my new Motability car - a Mini Cooper S in British Racing Green.

I also got the “Exclusive pack” which contains leather seats and a few other little things. I wasn’t going to go for this as it added £500 to the advance payment but the dealership offered to split the cost with me and charge £250, so I decided to get it.

The car should arrive within 10 days but with Christmas I am not really sure when to expect it. It should be here before the new year though!

I am very excited. Driving is my only way of getting about and cars and driving are my only real hobby - my life really - something I love doing.

Thanks for reading!

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  • Mark111Mark111 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Looks really nice hope u enjoy driving it 😃
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
  • Bmccabe20Bmccabe20 Member Posts: 2 Listener
     :)  nice for xmas
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes would make an awesome present if it arrives before!!
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Lovely car 66Mustang .....I hope you enjoy driving it , I certainly would . I thought the deal was pretty good . The last time I got a mobility car , the lady dealing with me said to the owner of the showroom , . ....Gerry is taking the car Mr showroom owner ...I,m sure you will send him a cheque for £50 .....which he did ( the car I got had nothing to pay up front ) ....although I only used it for appointments ect .and had a very very low mileage when I took it back after three years .
    Safe and happy driving 66Mustang 👍
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Thanks @Seanchai ! My mileage will be quite high by the end I think as I go about once a week to a specialist hospital which is a 100 mile round trip (someone else driving as I can’t do long distance motorway) but I guess that is the point of the car, to be used! I’m glad to have it as it will save the miles on the own car of the person which they used to take me to appointments in.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks poppy! The heavy steering is actually one of the reasons I liked the car as it gives me more confidence but I can totally understand that you didn’t get on with it with pain conditions - it is heavy even on the little 3 door so must be more so on the Countryman. 

    Nice choice of car there, they are really nice but I especially like them when I see them because the rear lights look a bit like Mustang lights! Hehe
  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 314 Pioneering
    Lovely motor @66Mustang, Hope you have lots of fun with it. British Racing Green is the only true colour for a Cooper S.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,472 Disability Gamechanger
    Fantastic choice of colour! 😍
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Thanks poppy! The heavy steering is actually one of the reasons I liked the car as it gives me more confidence but I can totally understand that you didn’t get on with it with pain conditions - it is heavy even on the little 3 door so must be more so on the Countryman. 

    Nice choice of car there, they are really nice but I especially like them when I see them because the rear lights look a bit like Mustang lights! Hehe

    I actually asked the dealer about the heavy steering and he looked at me like i had horns on my head lol. The car itself was amazing though and the build quality was one of the best i've ever seen. I found the faster i drove the heavier it got. I was gutted because i had to reject it for that silly reason.

    Haha yes indeed the lights do look like that. Ultimate red with a black roof and it looks awesome. Can you tell i love my cars too? lol  On a serious note, like yourself, i'd be housebound without my car.

    Happy motoring and enjoy every minute when you do collect it! :)
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Love this @66Mustang! I hope it's great to drive! :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Thanks for all the kind messages  :) I really appreciate them  :):)
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    I like minis, never owned one but my aunt had one when I was a kid. I did have an old Hillman Imp once which was closest I got to a mini. British Racing Green is a lovely colour too. Congrats on her, shes a little beauty.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Thanks Franstrahan. :)

    Picked the car up today. It is fantastic. No pictures yet but I may take some tomorrow. It is very fast and handles brilliantly. Very comfortable. I was impressed with the speed of the whole transaction - 9 days, including weekends, from order to pick up! We have already taken it out to pick up the Christmas turkey and Boxing Day beef joint!!
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @66Mustang
    Will look forward to some photos of her. My favourite car was my Citroen Berlingo, a real workhorse and very versatile. And a load carrier. Had her 18 years and in that time she carried many weird and wonderful things, including a swan.
    Best looking car though was my old-style Ford Capri! 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    I will hopefully take some tomorrow!

    Yes the Berlingo is a great workhorse! And I agree the Capri is a great looking car! I really like those!
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,265 Disability Gamechanger
    How did I miss this thread!? :o

    What an awesome xmas present, excellent colour choice too!  B)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Haha! Thanks! :) Yes a great Christmas present!!!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    Thank you @Thebluebadger :)

    Currently I’m still running the car in i.e. driving it at certain RPMs. Up to 600 miles done so far. Looking forward to getting to 1,000 then I can give it the beans and see what it’s like :D
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