There are many undocumented failures. I have banged on about the R50 Midlands gearboxes many times. Also had reports of dual mass flywheels frequently shattering. When I get the dosh (or blow up the clutch) I'll be going to a solid flywheel.
Re the comment about Japanese cars, this is very true. I had a '90 Honda Accord that had 334,000 miles on it when I sold it. Same engine, same clutch, same everything. I even got 155,000 out of the brake pads. No, it didn't run like a MINI, but nobody ever said it would. If longevity is a consideration, it's hard to ignore Japanese cars.
Yes but Honda, Accord, Civic, Jazz, etc fancy being bored for 334,000 miles, I think I would be willing it to breakdown just to get shut of it.
Never goes wrong, nothing to do, no need for a forum, I think I would prefer to ignore them, in a way.
Just joined Mini2, first post ever!!
I thought my issue fell under this category, and didnt require a new thread.
Just bought a used 07 Mini Cooper S, R56 (I think). It had just under 66k miles, and I was able to drive it 9 days after i purchased it until the clutch burned out. Took it back to the used lot where I bought it and it was within the 30 day warranty and did battle with the sales guy because technically the clutch wasnt covered under the warranty. In the end I only ended up paying $200 USD for $1600 worth of work being done, because they had to end up replacing the flywheel as well.
My question is.... After all of you have had this repair done, have you had any other issues with the clutch/flywheel/transmission?
Also, is there any special care I need to take with it besides the usual?
Ive driven a manual transmission on and off now for almost 7 years, so I consider myself a well-versed driver, but do I need to alter my driving style?
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