MINI Cooper Forum - Reply to Topic

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

Thread: Newbie buying a mini on Sat., some questions Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
 
 
 
 
 

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

  Topic Review (Newest First)
Mar 8th, 2014 10:06 PM
mars_bay
picture

finally got to take a picture of the car
Mar 5th, 2014 11:38 AM
Mini_drive
Work Work Work

I understand the lots of work thing. I had 2nd shift for 12 yrs lotta OT cause guys didn't show for 3rd shift (Cry Babies). So I was doing 14 - 16 hour days. Now I work 1st shift 0700-1530.......Mike is happy Anyway, look forward to seeing you ride!!!! The wife & I will have our Countryman S All-4 posted when it arrives here in the US.
Mar 4th, 2014 05:17 PM
mars_bay ye i bought it! it drives absolutely amazing! will post a picture once i get to take it in day light. been working long hours, leaving and getting home in dark....
Mar 2nd, 2014 01:49 PM
Mini_drive
Mini on Sat?????

Quote:
Originally Posted by mars_bay View Post
Hi guys and gals, I'm going to buy a mini this Saturday. It's a 2006 mini one seven in solar red, 56k miles, no accident, no damage. I test drove the car last night, all seemed pretty good. However there were two things in the back of my head I'm not quite sure about so I want to check with someone who have a mini.

1. When the car is idling, there is a bit of noise change when pressing down the clutch. It's just a slight change, but I've seen posts elsewhere saying any noise when pressing down the clutch is a bad sign. What do you think? Do your minis have the same?

2. When changing gears, it was very smooth, but it took a little bit of effort to pull and push the gear stick. I mean, not an awful lot of effort, just not as light and easy as my old nissan micra (perhaps because the micra was three years older?). I also tried a few other cars before (polo, fiesta), but gear changing on those cars were also a bit easier than on this mini one. Is this normal?

I will appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you! I'm pretty keen to buy the mini, but really can't afford to repair it at the moment if it has any major problem.
Soooooo did ya but it??????
Feb 28th, 2014 02:10 PM
Mini_drive You will detect a little (very little) noise and slight RPM change when depressing the clutch, your separating the Clutch Plate from the Fly Wheel. I like the firm positive smooth feel and shift of the 6 speed of my 2009. IF your really worried take it to Mini.
Feb 26th, 2014 05:29 PM
James burbidge Nop I'd say that's normal on most cars.
Let us know how you get on
Feb 25th, 2014 09:46 PM
mars_bay
Quote:
Originally Posted by James burbidge View Post
Gearbox is abit hard on minis so it the clutch.
What sort of noise is it? But yeah any noise with the clutch is a worry.
Thanks for your reply! The noise is not very obvious. You know when the car is idling you can hear the engine running. When pressing down the clutch, the sound changes slightly. I could barely hear the difference in a quite back street. Is that a massive issue?
Feb 25th, 2014 07:42 PM
James burbidge Gearbox is abit hard on minis so it the clutch.
What sort of noise is it? But yeah any noise with the clutch is a worry.
Feb 25th, 2014 10:48 AM
mars_bay
Newbie buying a mini on Sat., some questions

Hi guys and gals, I'm going to buy a mini this Saturday. It's a 2006 mini one seven in solar red, 56k miles, no accident, no damage. I test drove the car last night, all seemed pretty good. However there were two things in the back of my head I'm not quite sure about so I want to check with someone who have a mini.

1. When the car is idling, there is a bit of noise change when pressing down the clutch. It's just a slight change, but I've seen posts elsewhere saying any noise when pressing down the clutch is a bad sign. What do you think? Do your minis have the same?

2. When changing gears, it was very smooth, but it took a little bit of effort to pull and push the gear stick. I mean, not an awful lot of effort, just not as light and easy as my old nissan micra (perhaps because the micra was three years older?). I also tried a few other cars before (polo, fiesta), but gear changing on those cars were also a bit easier than on this mini one. Is this normal?

I will appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you! I'm pretty keen to buy the mini, but really can't afford to repair it at the moment if it has any major problem.

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

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