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Looking to buy a mini soon :)

Hey, I am new here and I am going to be looking at a 2005 Mini cooper base model automatic tomorrow. It has 134k miles but was owned by a old couple who took car of it. They recently retired and its now for sale. It recently had the tie rods and brakes replaced. I was reading these are prone to cvt transmission failure and that kinda scares me. What should I be looking for when I test drive it tomorrow? And more common problems I should be aware of? Its in fantastic shape and I really want it. This would be my first mini cooper and I just don't know alot about them. Thanks in advanced
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