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 Posted: Jun 13, 2019 05:41PM
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dr mini. the word STUPIC comes to mind to buy a 2019 BMW MINI..  later bc

 Posted: Jun 12, 2019 08:57PM
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Quote of the day or possibly the quote of the century: "thinking it was a no-brainer--to purchase a 2019 MINI" Gotta love it! No brains/BINI purchase!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Jun 11, 2019 04:39AM
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Originally Posted by Ringo8486
Just went to- what I thought was a no brainer - purchase a 2019 mini.  I have owned a 2004 for 15 years.  When I got in the 2019 my head hit the ceiling.  The seat was all the way down and still my head was stuck.  It appears that a redesign of the mini changed the sunroof from a 60/40 split in 2004 to a 50/50 split for 2019 and I guess years before.  This moved the rail that has the overhead light and that the sliders go into at least 4 inches towards the front of the car.  Also looking at the thickness of this "bar" it is probably 1 -1.5 inches thicker top to bottom.  So my head is pinned against this bar in the 2019.  The 2004 I have at least 1-2 inches clearance to the ceiling.  I am only 6'3".  Has any one else had this problem.  Suppose it could be that the seat has been raised from 2004?  In my mind poor re-design on the sunroof.  My guess is it was done to save money as now the sunroof halves are the same size and less parts for Mini to worry about.
Guess my buying days for a Mini are over.  I also tried the none sunroof version and was less than 1/2 inch from the ceiling.  And I do not want another model - just the 2 door hardtop with sunroof.  Guess the 2004 can keep going for awhile.
We have not heard of this on the 2019...  I am sure they had their reasons for going to a different sunroof design which caused the repositioning of the support bar forward - but that is a bummer it affected the headroom...

I suppose there might be a way to modify the seat rail to lower the seats, but that would be something I would not want to do on a brand new car....   

 Posted: Jun 10, 2019 01:21PM
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buy Classic mini.  and get yourself a REAL mini..  with some cajones.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 10, 2019 01:19PM
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CA
Replace the driver's seat with one from a MkI ..... that'll give you some head room 

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Jun 10, 2019 12:29PM
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Just went to- what I thought was a no brainer - purchase a 2019 mini.  I have owned a 2004 for 15 years.  When I got in the 2019 my head hit the ceiling.  The seat was all the way down and still my head was stuck.  It appears that a redesign of the mini changed the sunroof from a 60/40 split in 2004 to a 50/50 split for 2019 and I guess years before.  This moved the rail that has the overhead light and that the sliders go into at least 4 inches towards the front of the car.  Also looking at the thickness of this "bar" it is probably 1 -1.5 inches thicker top to bottom.  So my head is pinned against this bar in the 2019.  The 2004 I have at least 1-2 inches clearance to the ceiling.  I am only 6'3".  Has any one else had this problem.  Suppose it could be that the seat has been raised from 2004?  In my mind poor re-design on the sunroof.  My guess is it was done to save money as now the sunroof halves are the same size and less parts for Mini to worry about.
Guess my buying days for a Mini are over.  I also tried the none sunroof version and was less than 1/2 inch from the ceiling.  And I do not want another model - just the 2 door hardtop with sunroof.  Guess the 2004 can keep going for awhile.