2008 Mini Cooper Sidewalk... a future classic?

Old 03-19-2016, 11:52 PM
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Question 2008 Mini Cooper Sidewalk... a future classic?

Hello everyone,

I am a proud owner of a 2008 Mini Cooper Sidewalk Edition (automatic, 120K miles), I purchased my Mini in June 2015 it is my first car and I really like it, unfortunately my relatives are kind of worried for my safety with my Mini and since I recently got promoted think I should buy a bigger car.

The reasons I don't want to let go my Mini is because, first I love it, second it cost me only $6K cash and I have seen many others in Autotrader going for as much as $20K , I have hopes that this car might be a classic in a decade or so, since it was only make 2007 - 2008, and every time I have the top down I get compliments even from my Ferrari owner's friends and third, I live in Orlando and I have only seen other 2 Sidewalks in the street since I bought mine

My car is not in its best condition, I have to replace the top and do so minor maintenance in the engine, I think all together is around $2K, so not too bad I think...

I was wondering what is y'alls opinion, do you think this car can become a classic in some decades? I was also thinking in buying a weekday car and keeping my Mini for the weekends, which can be kind of costly (insurance) and since I am still in my mid 20's kind of unnecessary...

Please let me know your kind thoughts about this edition, all of your comments are greatly appreciated.
Old 03-23-2016, 10:59 AM
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Sidewalk Edition is not something you see too often. Of course, the hardtop will be more safe than a convertible, but having the roll over bars will make it as safe as it can be. If you like the car and don't want to sell it, then don't. I can see the Sidewalk Editions being a bit more rare as time goes on.
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