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mars_bay Feb 25th, 2014 10:48 AM

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.

James burbidge Feb 25th, 2014 07:42 PM

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.

mars_bay Feb 25th, 2014 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James burbidge (Post 3917234)
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?

James burbidge Feb 26th, 2014 05:29 PM

Nop I'd say that's normal on most cars.
Let us know how you get on

Mini_drive Feb 28th, 2014 02:10 PM

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.

Mini_drive Mar 2nd, 2014 01:49 PM

Mini on Sat?????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mars_bay (Post 3917018)
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?????? :biggrin:

mars_bay Mar 4th, 2014 05:17 PM

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....

Mini_drive Mar 5th, 2014 11:38 AM

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. :angry: Now I work 1st shift 0700-1530.......Mike is happy :D 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.

mars_bay Mar 8th, 2014 10:06 PM

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