Returning to Minis-R56 Cooper s reliability?
H-after 3 years without a Mini we're starting to look for a Cooper S-probably something up to 3 years old or possibly, if we can stretch to it a 2014 Mini but not the S model.
Having read some forums seems to be quite a bit about reliability problems with the R56 Cooper S, costly gearbox faults, timing chain issues (sometimes causing engine failure)-which is putting us off slightly!
Any feedback from existing owners?
I guess we could just get a really good warranty but just want a reliable car (and fun!)