I've been hearing a soft rattle coming from the engine of my S, but only when I'm in neutral, with the clutch engaged. When I disengage the clutch, it goes away. I went to my local dealer to get the oil changed today, so I mentioned it to them. Turns out, theres something loose in my gearbox, and their fitting a new one thursday!
Overall, though, I've been very satisfied with my S.
(Hmmmm.... getting a new gearbox anyway.......)
1967 Mini Pickup 1969 Mini Van
1971 Mini Saloon
2001 MINI Cooper- deceased
2003 MINI Cooper S- IB/W, Chilli