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Old Feb 28th, 2014, 02:07 PM
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Hi all! First of all I would like to say what a great informative community you have here. I have been lurking around for a couple of days gathering information but I think its time I ask my own q.s before committing to a mini.

I was swaying between the R56 08 and the R53 06 Cooper S. After doing extensive online research I have come to the conclusion that the first line of R56 MCS are somewhat problematic engine wise, with cam chain problems, carbon composite problems etc (I have also witnessed this)... I have also read about problems with the R53 (2002-2004) but have gained the impression that the 05-06 R53 are the ones to go for because most problems had been solved by then thus BMW finalized a more reliable car? I also prefer the look an feel of the R53.

Then again, a car is a car no matter what company or what reputation so I am to expect any problem from anything I buy

Is it true that the late R53 (05-06) models are the best models to go for when it comes to engineering and reliability (considering they still have their own problems but not as extreme as the R56)? I have also heard that the R56 models are somewhat more mainstream and were a money saving model for BMW whereas the R53's were more over engineered to give a good first impression of the the new MCS??

Also the getrag gearbox and Chrysler engine in the R53 tend to be more reliable compared to the Citroen|Peugeot prince engines of the R56?

Like I said, this is all based on info I have gathered on the internet. Any input is appreciated, thank you
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I also prefer the look an feel of the R53.

Sounds like a no brainer
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Sounds like a no brainer

I take that as my research is accurate?
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I take that as my research is accurate?

Yes ... the R53 Tritec engine is pretty bullet proof while the R56 N14 has had problems and needs decoking.
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If you go for the MCS R53 this buyers guide should also help:
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