I am a Canadian customer and at first I was a little skeptical ordering but after first emailing Aaron, now I just keep coming back! Amazing customer service and shipping is fair for custom/import charges. My #1 shop for anything I'll ever need for the Mini!!!
you guys are the best. I'm an ownner of a new/used mini and every part I have needed you have fouind for me or it is already on web site with full discription. Your help has been invaluable to me. Thanks
I had a bit of disappointment today when my new hitch arrived - it was not the correct model for my car.
In retrospect, I looked back at the ordering page and found that it was my mistake but I could see why. I searched for a hitch for a Mini-S R53 and it took me to a 1001 which is for a non-S R50. The model numbers for the hitches and the cars they match up with were at the very bottom of the page, which I didn't see when ordering. It would have been very helpful if the drop-down menu had not just the hitch model number (1003) but the car model as well (R50, R53...) to help avoid this confusion.
It cost me return shipping and another week or more of wait. Not fun.
Like its base model counterpart, the R53 S is a two door MINI with a rear hatch and front and rear seats. The name Cooper S is used for the sportier version of the base model Gen 1 MINI, which in turn comes from the involvement of John Cooper and the Cooper Car Company. The Cooper heritage was further emphasized with the John Cooper Works (JCW) range of tuning options that are available with the MINI.