condition: excellent cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas odometer: 75000 paint color: red size: compact title status: clean transmission: manual
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'02 Supercharged Mini. 75k original miles, well cared for and cherished by an adult owner. Accepting Reasonable offers. Yes, I am flexible. No, I am not desperate or willing to give it away
Purchased new in 2002 by original owner from Forest Grove, Or. ( I remember it coming from Salt Lake City)
1st owner performed all service at Mini Dealership, records on file (MINI of Portland I believe)
- window motors, radiator bottle and possibly a few other minor things replaced under warranty
It was in mint condition with the exception of a couple minor door dings
Purchased by me in '07 with 45K miles. I lived in Bend and had 2 other cars, one was a company vehicle
Oil regularly changed at mileage intervals with synthetic oil
at 60K, changed factory supercharger pulley with Alta 15% and MSD ignition system with plugs. This provided a few more horsepower
Flat Black stripes added, honostly it looks naked without them
At 75K the catalytic converter split at a factory weld. It was welded and reinstalled, better than new
Other than the cat split, it has never had a problem or need for service. I have changed the oil each time
The car has mostly sat at 75K since 2010 when we moved back to Portland from Bend. It has not been needed or used since then
Tags expired in 2012, it has University Plates and you will likely not want them, they can be updated when you swap the title
It has sat both inside and outside during its life and has a few expected bumps and bruises
It has a couple short crack lines on the drivers side windshield at the A Pillar, you may want to replace it
Paint needs buffed and waxed but over all is near 10
Interior is in near mint condition except for a normal tear in the drivers seat. A repair has been attempted but you be the judge
Interior needs a full clean and vacuum. I will attempt to get to this before you buy
A couple scratches in the rear bumper are covered by an aftermarket cover
Tires are ok, you will probably want new ones in 5,000 miles
New Battery installed last fall and is regularly started and occasionally driven around the block
Never been in an accident. No minor or major repairs known. The exhaust repair is the only trouble ever experienced
Never been smoked in
Never had a pet inside
Never been abused or mistreated
These cars were all the buzz when they came out, maybe it will be again some day, But I cannot wait. When these were purchased new by enthusiasts, they were highly sought after. But, then they flooded the market and commoners bought them as economy cars during the high price gas years, therefore bringing down the appeal. The gas prices are still low, it is 16 years old and they have apparently become just an average car. I paid $17K for this car and have put 30K miles on it. It has been babied and cherished through the years but now I have decided to part with it. I thought it would hold its value and or keep it forever as a prized possession. Neither has turned out for me and now it needs to go. I would like to sell it for $8,000 but the market appears to be about $5-7K for a car of this year in this condition. I will hold my price and not let it go for $3-4K, don't even ask!
What I'm looking for...
A personal buyer with cash or quick financing. A motivated buyer who has a passion for this mini and wants it for their self or a good friend/ family member. Someone who is ready to take delivery immediately or has a down payment and wants me to store it for a brief period of time up to 1 month.
If you're a broker/ reseller/ dealer/ scammer/ thief or other with intent to take advantage of me stop salivating. I'm not interested in you. Please do not contact me, I am wise to your game and will quickly ignore your efforts. Find someone else to profit from today.
How to reach me... if you're serious, call or text me. I will respond within a few minutes or hours. I am eager but NOT desperate to sell.
Thanks for considering my fabulous mini, please ask if you have any questions.
Robb 5o3-342-2532 call or text any time. scammers or resellers will quickly be ignored
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers