Yes, folks, it’s come to this. I am selling the automotive love of my life (the past 3 years).
This particular Mini Clubman is unique, and that’s not my biased opinion. Most Minis are comically sporty, to a fault, where they just look a little silly. I’ve loved mine because, though it wasn’t optioned perfectly, it always looked classy, understated, and dignified. Good colors, loved all the chrome trim, and perfect post-college/young professional car for me. No one ever accused me of looking punkish in it.
So, with about 75,000 miles on the odo, it’s time to part ways. I have some equity in it, and need to lower my monthly expenses. I will miss it, but am considering getting another Mini, though leasing instead of buying. I take good enough care of my automobiles, and don’t drive all over dodge, so it makes sense.
The Craigslist ad is here. This really is a great car, and would be wonderful for a first driver (learn stick!), a weekend car, or an around-town car for someone not doing crazy miles or thrashing it about all the time. It has a decent pick-up, but is really strong with mileage and cruising.
My flickr album of it is here.
If you or anyone you know is interested in it, contact me any way you wish (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter), and I will show you every inch of it, as you desire. I want the next owner to be 100% satisfied, as I have been with this little trooper.
I am asking $13,600, which is in line with the Kelley Blue Book value for it in excellent condition. Buying from a dealer you’d pay at least $15,000, if not more.