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.
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