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Old Jul 3rd, 2014, 03:37 PM
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Need help choosing a MINI

Hey all,
I am the current owner of a 2002 VW GTI, but it is on it's last leg with 232,000 miles. I am looking to replace it and think I want to go with a MINI, but I could use some advice. Looking in my area, I found a few used MINIs in my price range. All of the ones I am looking at are just the standard cooper, not the S. The first is a 2005 with 96,000 miles for $6500 that looks to be in decent shape based on Craigslist pictures. The second option is a 2007 with 55,000 miles for $8300. The third is a 2006 with 103,000 miles for $6300. The final option is from a dealer (the previous three are on Craigslist), a 2004 with 63,000 miles for $8900. Does anyone have any experience with these years? I would prefer one of the cheaper options, how reliable are 2005-06 coopers with high miles? Would it be a better financial decision to go with the 2007 in the long run? I am not interested in racing or anything like that, just getting from point A to point B, and I love the look of the MINI. Thanks so much for any help!

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2007 (or later) models will be a 2nd Gen MINI ... earlier models will be 1st Gen MINI.

Are you looking at cars with a manual or automatic transmission? If manual you'll want a 2005 or later model ... automatic 2007 or later.
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They are all manual.
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They are all manual.

Stay away from cars built prior to July 2005 (2004 and older models) as they will have the problematic Midlands transmission rather than a Getrag unit.
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