Six airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and hill-start assist are all standard, and options that may aid safety include xenon headlamps and parking sensors. I recently had to replace the thermostat and you have to replace the whole housing unit. The Countryman was like new, 16K miles on it, the Roadster was well used with 85K. First time was because of a bad release bearing. For such a small vehicle, the Mini displays little to none of the nervousness that can plague other subcompacts at freeway speeds.
Purchased new brakes all around, waiting to have them installed. A regularly serviced automatic transmission such as the one in the 2007 Mini Cooper, by comparable industry standards, should be good for at least 150,000 miles. If I turn off the climate system including the fan, the next time I turn it back on, even days later, I can still smell the coolant until it clears. It has 115000 miles on the clock and has been trouble free. Oil housing gasket needed to be replaced. We expect Mini models to continue to command much better-than-average resale values over the next five years.
Everything else has been tasty, perfectly-brewed, and pleasant. Worried that you won't fit up front? Terrible that the engineers never thought to put a safety catch on the elevated door but instead they all say I should expect it from an end left vehicle. Dealer could not get problem to happen in shop. Power and Associates, other than printing copies of the J. Unless you want to spend thousands of dollars in constant repairs so you can park in a small space. Original review: May 18, 2018 Ferman Mini in Clearwater Florida has had to redo most repairs they have done.
The S chrome gear shifter button rattles. Expert mechanic friend spent 2 hours to get door open light off. Turbo oil line needed to also be changed. I took pictures of the exhaust and vin plates and sent it to them. Power and Associates content by site visitors for their personal use. The Hardtop and Convertible's tiny rear seats, on the other hand, are best used for luggage.
Open valve cover and noticed chain retention rail broken. Sometimes an automaker will catch a defect in its own tests. During cleaning parts of the rail were obstructing oil pump mesh. First thing I noticed was an oil leak. Even with the base engine, Mini Coopers are a blast to drive.
The run-flat tires in the Cooper S do hurt ride quality a bit--and the John Cooper Works is rougher still--yet Each step up the Cooper line brings with it crisper suspension tuning and larger alloy wheels as standard equipment, but all Coopers are light, nimble, and ready companions on twisty roads. This time I replaced several sensors. Replaced and recharged the system. Owners were notified of the recall, but if you own one of the affected models listed below especially if you bought your car used , you certainly want to check and make sure your car has been repaired properly. The 2013 was my son's car and I admit he has been hard on this little vehicle. Dealer says rocks punctured the radiator so it was not covered under warranty and we are trying to go through our insurance or we have to pay for it.
Dealer could not find anything wrong on the codes. This article applies to the 1st gen Mini. A dealership has confirmed that the timing chain is in fact the problem with the vehicle it may also be the case that the timing being off is causing issues with the valves. Battery replaced, car is fine 12000 mi Electric issues with instrument panel and warning gauges. Oil housing gaskets changed again. But the extra junk in the trunk translates to 9. I was your loyal customer that purchased two bad cars from you, and would have purchased more later.
Original review: June 17, 2018 I love the car and I have always wanted one. Then we have had intermittent issues with the turbo and there was a lawsuit regarding transmissions and now ours is slipping in 3 gear. I had emailed the dealership and Mini Canada about our experience, the Corporate office advised that they are independent of dealerships. The engine light was constantly going off. The contact was unaware if the part would have to be replaced. This time it was the vacuum pump.