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Old May 28th, 2014, 09:47 AM
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Any happy owners as well as unhappy?

I'm new to Minis and this forum, but I've read plenty of complaints about Cooper Ss , mostly engines but also air-con systems. In particular from the US, for some reason.

It's well known that unhappy owners are always more likely to post on forums than happy ones, giving a worse picture than is probably the case.

Are there Cooper S owners have more or less trouble-free motoring for several years? Love to hear from some of you.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 10:40 AM
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i had my clubman s for almost 3 years with no problems whatsoever. i then had an sd for 2 years without issue, and have now got an R56 cooper S which i love. My wife had an R56 S for almost 3 years without issue and my sister has had hers for 4 years with only only one minor niggle.

My niece had a problem with the aircon on hers though but i think it was sorted relatively painlessly.
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My wife had a First Gen Cooper for 6 years and the only "problem" was that the driver's window squeaked when you closed the door and the window raised into position.

We've had the Second Gen R56 Cooper S for 5 years now and we've had a HPFP replaced. Incovenient at the time because the dealer did not diagnose the problem correctly at first and replaced the thermostat. The car had to go back to the dealer a second time to have the HPFP replaced.

Apart from the above, we've had 11 years of Mini enjoyment!

2009 R56 Mini Cooper S: Chili Red, Black Roof, Black Wheels, ASC+T, SatNav, Very Cute!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Guitarmaker (original)
I'm new to Minis and this forum, but I've read plenty of complaints about Cooper Ss , mostly engines but also air-con systems. In particular from the US, for some reason.

It's well known that unhappy owners are always more likely to post on forums than happy ones, giving a worse picture than is probably the case.

Are there Cooper S owners have more or less trouble-free motoring for several years? Love to hear from some of you.

When people visit a forum it is often for help with a problem, so when reading down the list it will give you the false impression that we are generally unhappy with our Minis. I'm not going to post "Mini running fine I'm happy"
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Not many people join forums just to give praise for anything thats the problem, most will join with their first post stating somethings gone wrong and how do I fix it or get BMW to pay for it, and decide to come on to find out about a fix for a fault thats costing them a fortune and have a good moan about how bad things are, thus you hear more about bad things than good.
Thats life, folk love a good moan, its what makes the world go around.

Probably what you read here represents about 1% of MINI users worldwide, so 99% of cars you never hear about are going just fine.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 07:51 AM
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I had an R53 S for 10 years and 125,000 miles. and 95,000 of that was running 225bhp from GTT, only had 2 window regulators and an alternator plus the usual servicing brakes and tyres. God it was magic. Now have an R56 FJCW must grumble but I do miss the raw feel of the R53
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Old May 31st, 2014, 09:24 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by drozd (original)
When people visit a forum it is often for help with a problem, so when reading down the list it will give you the false impression that we are generally unhappy with our Minis. I'm not going to post "Mini running fine I'm happy"

I realise this, it's why I asked. I'd already committed myself to a used Mini when I came across dozens of complaints about tensioners and air-con pumps.

A few years ago I ran a Clio 182 which loads of people complained about, I had had two rear dampers and a failed oxygen sensor in five years. So not much of a problem. Hope the same is true of the Mini.
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Could be, if youre worried keep away and dont ask questions, what you dont know about you dont worry about is the saying.
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I love my new car, Mini Clubman S

I think it is like anything really. I expect to have to replace the brake discs and pads. I expect the odd window regulator, the stone chips and resprays, the tyres not to mention spending 's on extra bits tarting it up.

You can't really expect to run any car without replacing bits. Its as long at the engine doesn't explode or something else catastrophic happens.

Bottom line is this is the car I have been waiting for since the kids were born and I had to swap my Rev 2 MR2 for a Toyota Aygo.

The car makes me smile every time I drive it. Thats worth its weight in gold for me
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I love my new car, Mini Clubman S...
..The car makes me smile every time I drive it. Thats worth its weight in gold for me

Mine's the same except it's an auto. I sold an Audi TT to get it and don't regret it. It's not as quick but it's fun. And fun without going flat out.
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My wife and I have been driving MINIs since 2003 and are each on a second one now. No serious problems to date, and we still love every mile!
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As I mentioned in another thread. My MINI 2006 cabrio has done 96,000 with only one leaky radiator to complain about. Still getting 47.8 mpg average. I live in the country where every journey is at least 40 miles round trip.
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I have a 2011 coopers runs great and no problems
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I have a cooper s 2011 works great no problems
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Ive had my 07 MCS three years now. It goes like the clappers, looks fantastic particularly with the DRLs and all I've done is change the oil and filter every year!

Its so good that I wouldn't get the new one as in my opinion, whilst there are many improvements, it just wasn't worth it.

I even put up with silly comments about it being a 'woman's car'. Armchair commentators normally shut up, literally, after 5 mins of a spirited drive.
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