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#2642 of 2671 Re: Headrests block vision - Re: Discussion back to 40mi commutes [andys120]
Nov 05, 2008 (12:08 pm)
You are right. I forgot to mention that it is annoying, but with careful adjustment of the side mirrors, the headrest problem is reduced in my Clubman, I am happy to report. And I drive with it off most of the time. But still you'd think they'd find a better solution......
#2643 of 2671 Re: Headrests block vision - Re: Discussion back to 40mi commutes [ltq]
Nov 05, 2008 (12:54 pm)
I did the same thing w our Saab 900S and just removed the damn headrest on that side. Funny thing is I sold it and found the headrest on that side. I keep forgetting to ask the new owners if they want it.
#2644 of 2671 Re: Headrests block vision - Re: Discussion back to 40mi commutes [andys120]
Nov 05, 2008 (2:14 pm)
Can't they be removed? That's what I did with my 2003....
#2645 of 2671 Re: Headrests block vision - Re: Discussion back to 40mi commutes [eashley]
Nov 10, 2008 (1:31 pm)
Yeah, that's what andys120 and I wrote. We removed the headrests. In my case, no problem since my booster seat went there, but if you want to carry an adult in that position, one really ought to put the headrest back.
I forgot which car, but I've seen a MESH headrest one can see through, which would have been a good idea. Or a donut-shaped one like the old Volvos.
#2646 of 2671 Re: Headrests block vision - Re: Discussion back to 40mi commutes [ltq]
Nov 10, 2008 (3:25 pm)
The ultimate would be power-retractible rear headrests! How cool would that be, eh?
#2647 of 2671 Re: Headrests block vision - Re: Discussion back to 40mi commutes [bodble2]
Nov 14, 2008 (2:00 pm)
Try a C class Mercedes...all 3 rear headrests fold down at the touch of a button on the dash...very nice...
Dec 03, 2008 (10:03 am)
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Mini has formally launched the U.S. edition of its redesigned 2009 convertible. It features a host of improvements, from all-new sheet metal to a revised cockpit. The standard Mini Cooper convertible is priced starting at $24,550, including a $650 handling charge, while the Mini Cooper S convertible lists for $27,450.
#2649 of 2671 how do you like your 2006 cooper s convertible?
Jan 29, 2009 (1:23 pm)
i'm considering buying a cooper convertible(2006) with 23k miles , its an automatic. i absolutley love to drive- it's therapeutic and relaxing for me. getting rid of a trusty and practical japanese car -for something fun and sporty. i'm abit hesitant however, because this car has had 2 previous owners.
have you had any major issues or complaints re: your cooper? what can i expect down the road as far a costs and repairs?
#2650 of 2671 runflats vs reg. tires
Mar 20, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I have a 2003 mini-s. Replaced 2 of the runflats a couple yrs. ago. Dealer had to keep my mini several days re: newly installed tires would not maintain air pressure. got my mini back; still had same prob. w/ 1 tire. took it back to dealer; tire again replaced. I continue to have prob. w/ the replaced tires maintaining air & frequently get the flat tire indicator. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this prob. after having runflats replaced.
Should I switch to reg. tires ? Do I need to replace all 4 at the same time ?
I am a single female mini owner & will appreciate any suggestions !
#2651 of 2671 Re: runflats vs reg. tires [wazjane]
Mar 20, 2009 (1:15 pm)
Well, maybe your alloy wheel is leaking.They do, I just found that out that alloys wear out. Put some soapy water in your plant sprayer shake it up and spray all around your tire rim and see if it starts to bubble.If it does you rim is screwed up.
Also, below zero weather will cause that stupid TPMS to come on because you have lost tire air pressure due to cold. I don't care for run flats to stiff of a ride. Get a cell phone and join AAA.they will tow your car a hundred miles or more for free,and get some good all season tires. My wife had run flats on her BMW and I asked her to take them off,because you never tell her to do something.She is happy as a clam with less road noise and the smooth ride.
If your car is new Mini will pay to come get you.Oppps your car is an 03, well,if you have steel rims they are alot cheaper. You don't have to buy tires from Mini unless you have money to burn. Go to tirerack.com and type in your mini's decription and they will come up wth a bunch of tires for your car. Then go shopping for the tires from a dealer w/ the best price for an all sesason tire recommended by tire rack. when the put them on have them check for leaks. The best way is to submerse the tire and rotated under water. I had new michelins put on my Acura that way.