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We spend a good amount of time talking about the upcoming BMW 1 Series and how it will affect the MINI, the MINI Community and Gabe in general. Eventhough he is holding out for a M3 Coupe.
We also talk a bit about lease vs. buy. None of us are fans of a lease, but it really wouldn’t suit us. If you lease, let us know why below.
We finish off talking about Motor-Tober events that Gabe and I attended. Todd went to his this last weekend and I’m sure he’ll report next week.
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Starting off talking about the World Series (we don’t care), the fires in SoCal (Gabe instantly thinks lootin’ time!) and wonders if any of the fires were started by Fiero’s. Can you believe there is a club in KC for those guys? Crazy, I know. By the way, that link is our “Fiero Expert”.
Then, Gabe has a delima. We vote MINI ‘natch. What about you? Then, more Fiero talk before talking about the rarest color of MINI, among others.
Plus news of the week from Motoringfile.
Starting off with Todd totally killing my intro, we truck on without Gabe and talk about all manner of things. We might have had some fine beverages while making the show and spend some time talking about Trader Joes. If you have one nearby, I highly recommend it.
Both Gabe and I attended Motortober events this past Sunday. You can view my complete write-up here. Yes, there are pictures. I was also at the Street Tuner Challenge media day today, full write up to follow but you can check out the pictures here.
Plus, a big list of updates of where we are going and where we have been. Follow links at the top of the page or down at the bottom to get all the past WRR goodness.
Putting up big miles or know someone that has? Let us know in the comments below. I’m looking to see if anyone is close to the 11.3 years worth of miles that I have.
Then, it’s on to emails before finishing up with a reminder about winterizing your MINI.
It’s ok, because we barely got Gabe tonight before he left for New York to go to the Westchester MINI Motortober event. We sneak in Clubman pricing. Well, Todd and Gabe know, but they won’t tell me. Can you believe that? That’s ok, Gabe said he’ll fill me in at AMVIV next year, 4 months after I find out at the LA Auto Show, just like everyone else.
Of course, the rest of the news from last week at Motoringfile.com.
Looking for a phone that will work with your MINI? Check out Wireless4mini.com. Gabe wants to be sure you all know that the iPhone made the cut.
Gabe is talking about not going to AMVIV. Talk him out of it.
And it’s MOTORTOBER! Come hang out with us if you are nearby. Gabe will be at Westchester MINI this weekend, db will be at Crevier MINI on the 21st and Todd will be at Baron MINI on the 27th. Not nearby? Check out MINIUSA.com for details or contact your local dealer.
We then spend quite a bit of time talking about what we think the MINI SUV might or might not be. Like it or not, it’s coming. What do you think it’s going to be?
We finish with a few tips about the Auto AC and stuck windows and, oddly enough, The Bionic Woman.
We roll right into it. For those of you that wrote in about the audio quality, don’t worry, we got all of the messages. Todd recorded this week (and he will next week as well) until I get a better handle on audio quality.
Todd rents a SUV. We make fun of AutoExpress and those silly MINI SUV renderings. Can you smoke plastic wrap? Can sushi make you full for more than a day? My MINI is in serious need of repairs. Hopefully to begin shortly. All things considered, she is doing pretty good for having almost 170K miles. I’ve got big plans for 200K. You are going to have to listen for details. and here is the video we talked about.
Plus, news of the week from Motoringfile.
Don’t forget Street Tuner Challenge premiers this Wednesday on Speed TV at 10:00PM EST, but check your local listings to be sure. You can see the full schedule here. Should be fun to watch this season as our very own Fireball Tim and the guys are pitting a MINI against a Ford Focus and Mitsubishi. If you are in SoCal and want to attend what will be a cool premier, you need to get over to Southbay MINI by 7:00PM. Get the first look at the car and watch the show! Should be fun.
We tried live via TalkShoe again, but the quality on our end got so bad we had to stop it. I really want to find a good way to do this live and will be experimenting more in the future. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a note below.
It’s MotorTober! Check out MINIUSA.com for complete details then give your dealer a call! We’ll be at dealers events toward the end of the month. October 21st I will be at Crevier MINI in Santa Ana for their Running of the Bulls event. Todd will be at Baron MINI on the 27th for their big event and you will be able to find Gabe at Westchester MINI on the 21st. If you are looking for something to do, come by and say hi!
We answer a few questions from the listeners that joined in via TalkShoe.com plus a few emails. Gabe says the buyers guide is about complete, so keep an eye out for it.
These will also be the last shows for a bit that I do the recording. HONEST. I know that the last few shows haven’t sounded as good as you are used to. I keep trying to give Todd a break from having to do it all the time but the results are less than you or I like.