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From a Mini Cooper S to a 2011 Taco!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by PVP, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    PVP

    PVP [OP] New Member

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    Bill
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    Hi guys!

    Yup, had the Mini for almost three years. I went from 35 years of trucks to a Mini Cooper S when gas hit $4.00 a gallon back in 2008. I must say I have NEVER had so much fun driving a car as the Mini Cooper. Like driving a 140 mph, 32 mpg go cart. I think everyone should at some point own one just for the smile factor.

    But alas, back to reality. The dealer was one half hour plus away and the Mini was starting to get quirky. I made an executive decision to get something a little more functional/dependable and easier to fix locally.

    After reading some post with folks getting 200,000 miles plus on these guys I took the plunge and traded for a 2011 Tacoma, access cab, 4 cylinder, manual in Barc Red!

    Glad to be aboard!

    PVP
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Tidrow

    Tidrow Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Austin, Good call on the Tacoma.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    TacoDanny

    TacoDanny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  4. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    lbridges

    lbridges Well-Known Member

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    From one new TW member to another - welcome.

    And I drove a MR-2 Spyder, all 2150 pounds of it, for 6 years before picking up a double cab on Monday this week.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  6. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    COACHPPARK

    COACHPPARK Well-Known Member

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    WELCOME TO TW! FROM FLORIDA

    GREAT CHOICE:D
     
  7. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Bama_TACO

    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

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    Welcome. I came from a similar situation as you. My previous car was a 2007 Civic Si sedan. 6 speed manual with a 8500 rpm redline. It was a blast drive but I decided that I couldn't do without a truck anymore.
     
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