Buying 2009 Mini Cooper - MINI Cooper Forum

General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2013, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2013
Local Time: 05:48 PM
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DIY Buying 2009 Mini Cooper

I am very excited to be purchasing a 2009 Mini Cooper (not S model). I'm a bit nervous now as I have heard complaints of roof leaking, transmission and carbon build up in the motor at around 60-70,000 kms. This vehicle is only at 50,000kms so I was just wondering what I can look forward to dealing with if I do purchase. Can anyone give me any advice about these apparent complaints I have read about online? It is scaring me, but I truly love this car!
Thanks in advance!
Shooooz14 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2013, 03:40 PM
MINI2 Master
Caveman's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stone Age
Local Time: 01:48 AM
Posts: 2,611
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)

Estonia Male View Caveman's Classified Ads
I think carbon build up is only a problem on 2nd Gen Cooper S models.
Caveman is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2013, 03:52 PM
MINI2 Regular
Join Date: Dec 2012
Local Time: 12:48 AM
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom

See this thread for my research on it -

in short with a 'justa' your ok - even the flywheel is a solid item (not a dual mass!) Clutch life is an issue but other than that they seem a lot more reliable than their turbo counterparts.
woosey is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome