I'm about to buy a new mini. I'm considering the cooper and the cooper s. Are there many known technical problems on these cars? Is the cooper s worst than the cooper from this point of view?
I don't want to repest the experience I'm having with my current mini cooper 03.
Currently have a 2011 Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 (Manual), Clutch burnt out after 32K, not through abuse or misuse. Common fault and Mini wont cover under warranty as its a clutch, got a repair bill for £2000, guess they don't and wont cover everything! Even on £32,000 worth of car.
If you want the chance of a life of misery buy either, then spin a coin if its going to cost you a fortune or be a good one. Alternatively get a Jap car & your a lot more certain of hastle free driving.
A bit of advice though if you do buy a mini, ignore the recommended oil change interval and change it at the 1/2 way point.
Last edited by Tabintab; Mar 22nd, 2013 at 10:37 PM.
Yep, 2nd that. I'm doing an oil and filter change this weekend. Oil looks dark but not black. Indicator shows another 8,000 till service. I believe the turbo is fed by the oil in the sump and on that basis I've decided to jump early.
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