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  1. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Man, I love driving this car. Still look for excuses to drive it and the top is almost never up... https://youtu.be/TBZHV1Y9rr8
  2. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Got a new sticker for the wind blocker... Friend of mine made it based on a T-shirt design I created.
  3. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Some little custom touches done. A lexan wind deflector to keep the breezes down in the car with the top down (making it a touch warmer on those cold spring days) and a set of Union Jack taillights and sequential side markers:
  4. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Ok, one year into the ownership, I've put 8000+ miles on it, most of them with the top down. There are still no issues to report. Absolutely stellar little car and it's quickly become one of my favorite cars I've ever owned (and I've had over 100 from most major manufacturers...). Got some more...
  5. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Beautiful brisk autumn day, perfect for a drive with other MINIs... You can almost see my windshield behind the lead blue MINI's quarter panel:
  6. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    When I got it in December it had 52k miles on it, and I was thinking I'd put less than 5k miles on it per year as a fun weekend car. It now has 60k miles on it and has a number of fun runs coming up that will add materially to that total. So much for occasional use... lol! So far I've had to put...
  7. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    in the sun and under streetlights at night. Goes from subtle to pop!
  8. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Paint is done, now to colorsand and polish for the finishing touches.
  9. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Got the basic layout done, now to mask off the individual layers and spray the pearl in 3 layers.
  10. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    And a not so subtle mod started on this weekend (pulling off the stock vinyl stripes, which were starting to deteriorate). I'll be replacing them with painted on ghosted pearl stripes with a subtle union jack graphic in them, under a full coat of clear. Should only be visible in good sunlight...
  11. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Some subtle upgrades and some time spent at classic British car shows...
  12. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Yeah, I love the lines of the Roadster and have since they originally came out. I think it's better than the regular MINI and definitely better than the convertible, even with the top up (where it looks much sportier). The convertible is way more complex (with the partially open sunroof option...
  13. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Ahh, finally getting warm out!
  14. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Got out before the snow started, the other day. Cold day for a top down drive, but still fun. Got some MINI club meets to go to this month starting with a photo session at Graffiti Alley here in Baltimore, then out for some fun twisty backroads I know.
  15. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Sold the Volt, bought a MINI JCW Roadster

    Since we got the Bolt, I've driven my Volt less than a thousand miles in the last year. We take the Bolt everywhere. But I miss having a convertible for fun backroad drives, so since the Volt had become redundant (didn't need two EV sedans) I traded it in on this 2013 MINI Cooper JCW roadster...
  16. Merc63

    Someone Else's Problem: Brought home a new Volt

    Last pics before winter sets in:
  17. Merc63

    Someone Else's Problem: Brought home a new Volt

    Still works great. Just got it's annual oil change. Have to replace the rear brakes as they so rarely get used that they get a rusty surface that grinds grooves into the rotors when you back up and the friction brakes are activated. So weird to have brakes needed becdaue they aren't used...
  18. Merc63

    Someone Else's Problem: Brought home a new Volt

    7 YEAR update... since the pictures went away, here's the pics of the day I brought it home: 7 years later, I have 45k miles on it and since we brought a 2020 Bolt home as my wife's car and our errand runner, I decided to undertake an upgrade program for the Volt. To that end I’ve added...
  19. Merc63

    Ownership Verified: Latest aquisition, E38 Sport

    Well, just about 3 years into ownership and it's still a completely reliable daily driver with now about 180k miles on it. I put the rear window regulator in it about 6 months ago, as it was making noise. Other than that, nothing new to report. It's been to upstate NY a couple more times, and...
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