Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
Put some better tires on it and I think that Mini would be really fun at an SCCA autocross. Those tires look like they came off a John Deere riding mower.
The tires are cut slicks, specifically for dry, Summer driving. They're intended to grip to pavement like a chimp holding a banana. We are getting another set of wheels and all-weather radials for it, though.
Found a 2011 BMW 1M coupe for sale at a not-so-crazy price, it's already a legend in the making so we're going to get it. I've been dying to see how well it drives, anyway ("best driver's Bimmer since the E30 M3", or so it's been said). I do like the cut of its gib:
The 599 arrived, under a car cover, and when we removed the cover this was the state of the roof:
The driver was at a loss, no idea how it happened, the seller doesn't know either (of course). There's no gravel or stray scrap of anything on the inside of the cover. So, what to do? Gripe, whine, then file a claim w/ the insurance, and fix it ourselves. Grrr...