The CVT retails for 4250USD. There are no dealer replacable components as of March 2006 in the US that I could find. There are some non-Mini transmission shops with ideas about rebuilding them, but none are ready yet. I heard things like later this year.
I purchased a CVT reman from a dealer with a discount for $3380. It took about 20 hours to swap out with no special tools and another $200 in misc parts - fluid, seals, fasteners.
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