Originally Posted by johnnyringo
We’re in mid SE Florida. Any help or leads appreciated
I looked for several weeks and finally purchased one we found on Auto Trader. I'm in California but searched nation wide because there is not all that many with manual transmission. My findings were the best prices were in Florida and Texas.
Facebook market place is another good place to look. Good options came up but they only allowed to search county by county so it took a lot of time. Both allowed to filter for manual tranny and other options we wanted.
After a lot of research I discovered BMW did a re-design in 2014 and we ended up with a 2014 Mini Cooper S 2 door hatchback. Turned out Roadmaster is the only company offering a baseplate for the S model so that is what we went with. Also the Roadmaster Falcon II tow bar and Roadmaster diode light kit.
Install was time consuming but Roadmaster has a Youtube video specific for the Mini which made it easy.
The only thing I wish we would have researched more was the tow bar. Ready Brake offers one with a built in Surge brake that would have been nice and cost saving.