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Old 08-08-2014, 11:16 PM   #15
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EZE Tow, not sure what you mean by cheap.....8 year old Minis with 130K miles are going for $12-14K. We looked for 2 years for a used Mini to tow and they are definitely not cheap.
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EZE Tow, not sure where you got you info... have two minis 2010 Conv and a 2009 JCW Club and both are great cars...had one issue on the JCW, but dealership covered no questions....
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EZE Tow, not sure what you mean by cheap.....8 year old Minis with 130K miles are going for $12-14K. We looked for 2 years for a used Mini to tow and they are definitely not cheap.
Come down to Central Florida, my wife n I just bought a 2009 Mini S (turbo) 70,000 mile no scratches Tuscan beige with Redwood interior for 11,000 from a car dealer across the street from my work. There were Three more in town we were looking at from 6,000 to 14,000 the 14,000 had less then 50,000 miles.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:32 AM   #20
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Been towing my 2006 S convertable for months and miles. Standard shift.
Only problem is automatic door locks locked on one trip but carry two sets of keys.
Got hi/lo adapter to hitch to keep tow bar close to level within 4 inches. Sometimes bottoms our on steep drives.
Love the car and great toad.
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Displaced2....

Buy a stainless steel roller and weld it onto your tow bar..... I was dragging at times when I towed my Mini, but the roller completely solved that issue... The roller keeps the Mini and tow bar from dragging.... Simple, cheap and effective.....
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Mini Cooper convt toad. Any ideas for a bike rack. Don't believe I can put hitch on back of copper for rack? What has others done?

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It was my understanding that you did not need to have key in the ignition when towing? Just put manual tran in neutral and you are good to go?

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It was my understanding that you did not need to have key in the ignition when towing? Just put manual tran in neutral and you are good to go?

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Newer Minis do not need to have the key in.
Older Minis require the key to unlock the steering. You need to start the car with the key, then hookup, then turn OFF the key BUT DO NOT REMOVE! This will keep the steering unlocked and will not cause any draw on the battery.
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NOOOOO !!!! You DO need to leave the key in.... Start Mini up, put in neutral and then turn key to off position and LEAVE it in ignition...
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Also - on the bike rack post - do what I did... I have a bike rack that attaches to MH ladder and hangs bikes in a vertical position so no worries abt the sticking out too far..... Work fantastic....
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If you want to hang the bikes on the back of the MINI, two companies make hitches that have bike racks available.

Minidomore
Minifini

Just google either of those and see their offerings, I have the minidomore hitch on my 2010 Clubman and when not in use the hitch is hidden behind the license plate.

When I tow my MINI, I just hook it up, put in neutral, make sure the parking brake is off and lock the doors, no key inside.

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