Buying a Used 2004 Mini?
I was interested in buying a Used 2004 Mini Cooper automatic as my first car. The car I'm looking at has 73k miles on it. However when looking at the user reviews of this year, I see that there seems to be some serious transmission issues, and a host of other costly repair issues. I wanted to ask Mini One owners about their experience. I would be purchasing this through a private seller, so I don't have anything in terms of warranty and such. Should I limit my search to post 2007 Minis for reliability? At the moment I'm not sure if it is a Mini Cooper S or Mini Cooper. She mentioned "sport package" in the car description, which may then be the Cooper S?
My other car I am looking to buy is a 2005 Volvo S60, which I know is extremely reliable. For me, the Mini is much more of a fun drive, but I'm also young and purchasing and insuring this car on my own, and I need something that won't end up costing me an arm and a leg to maintain. Thanks all for your replies!