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bentrydr
05-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Coming back from Elma Dog Show this AM, spotted GoKart pulling out onto 101 heading towards Olympia. Interesting fact was that it was sitting up on a tow truck. Hope all is okay with GoKart, one of my favorite Cabrolets.

GoKart
05-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Thanks, Don! You've seen it more than I have recently... it's spent one night in my garage in the past two weeks :banghead:

There's an on-going ( about a year-long) issue with starting--as in, seemingly randomly, it won't. Matthew, Terry, and Steve at NWMINI have been great and are at least as frustrated as I am. They've spent countless hours diagnosing, replacing, and calming me down... at no out-of-pocket cost to me. Finally last week, we thought it was fixed... and it wasn't :arrgh:

Now there's one Hail Mary left, so I'm hoping that later this week my new Ford Ranger can take a well-deserved break... if not, they'd better hurry up and release the Roadster :D

bentrydr
05-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Roadster is not scheduled to be released until next year, coupe is suppose to be ready around July. Like you, I am waiting for the roadster but not until JCW is available. Hope they find the problem this go around.

phydeaux
05-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Hold out for a WRC-spec Countryman. Bet that would be a total blast. ;)

GoKart
05-09-2011, 02:48 PM
Probably would be, Eric, and with AWD I could even unload the Ranger... IF it comes in a drop-top. It wouldn't be a GoKart if it has a fixed roof.

Agent99
05-09-2011, 07:13 PM
According to the June 2011 Automobile Magazine, page 78, here is the MINI Cooper run down:

2011: Coupe (208-hp engine, same length as Cooper and 200 pounds lighter)
2012: Roadster (175-hp engine, same length as Cooper and 200 pounds lighter)
2012: Two door Countryman aka: Paceman
2014: New Cooper
2016: Cooper convertible and Clubman replacement
2017: Two new vehicles: The People-Carrying MINI Activity Tourer and a Rocketman-Esque Model smaller than the Cooper
2018: Countryman Replacement
2019: Next-Generation Coupe and Roadster