2005 Mini Cooper S transmission problems
I have this 2005 Coopers S with automatic trans. When cold the vehicle shifts great. Once warmed up the up shifts and down shifts are hard. It actually slams and will make the tires chirp between shifts. The fluid level is good, the vehicle has 68k miles. I brought it up to Towne Mini in Buffalo which is a 1.5 hour drive each way for me and they told me that they want to replace my transmission. I just cant understand why at such low mileage this could be happening. Also why does it shift so well when its cold and not so when its warm. Does anyone have a recommendation on where I could go to get a second opinion before I spend thousands of dollars on a replacement transmission? I live in Canandaigua NY 14424 which is close to Rochester or Syracuse NY. Thanks guys.