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When Harold told me this morning there was no drinking in his Mini I thought yeah, no problem. No drinking and driving. No problem. He seriously didn't want me drinking in his 2002 baby; his Mini Cooper with 385,000 miles on the odometer, so I ditched the coffee. I really wanted the ride.
As we headed west on 16 toward Hartland he told me he just met the president of Mini USA and was awarded a trophy for the world's highest mileage Mini Cooper. He obviously takes very good care of the car - it still looks spotless. Dealerships do all the maintenance, and my jaw dropped when he said he didn't need front brake pads until 200,000 miles. His car still has original struts and muffler. Just got it's second engine though.
It's a sweet honey of a car that gets around 36 miles to the gallon. For being such a small car with nearly 400,000 miles on the struts it has a fairly smooth ride. It's no wonder he spends so much time in it.
If you're looking for a mini social Monday...
|MINI MONDAY: ICE CREAM SOCIAL|
|Monday July 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm Ice Cream|
|Location: John's Root Beer Drive-In, 1317 Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha, WI|
MINI Monday's are a great opportunity to socialize with fellow MINI owners! Each month we pick a local custard stand to gather - we typically have between 15 - 20 MINI's in attendance. Come one and all - no need to RSVP for these gatherings. SUGGESTION: Bring lawn chairs!