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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2014, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
Been a member for a few days looking for specific problems with minis, not getting my Mini , R50 02 plate til Fri.
Viewed last weekend, a private seller who's getting a company car so needs shot soon
as she says due to insurance running out. Apart from big dent in N.S. door the mini is
in mint condition, only 66k and handles like a dream, especially round those corners
But at only 2550 for it's condition year and mileage I'm worried it's too good to be true!
Previous M.O.T does show previous coolant problems, leaks etc fixed now but have read
it can impact on head gaskets?? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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Well BIG dent would put a lot of people off, it would cost at least 750 to fix professionally, whether its reskinned or a new door fitted, you dont get much done in a body shop for under 1000 now.

So without the dent you would be looking at 3000+ maybe?

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United-Kingdom Wow, expensive.

Thanks for your reply The Nun,,,must admit my heart sank reading it, have only done cursory searching and thought as I'd found a door from a breakers on eBay for around 50quid it would be a cheap fix! Seriously reconsidering buying it now.
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3000 for an 02 Mini One?(The Nun)......mileage is great at only 66k but that could be because it's been off the road with loads of faults.
Even if they have all been ironed out now,2500 is still steep for an 02 with damage....14years old
There are thousands of Mini Ones out there,loads good ..loads bad.
Don't rush in and buy the first "ONE" you see,it's a BUYERS market...good luck.
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Hi,
Been a member for a few days looking for specific problems with minis, not getting my Mini , R50 02 plate til Fri.
Viewed last weekend, a private seller who's getting a company car so needs shot soon
as she says due to insurance running out. Apart from big dent in N.S. door the mini is
in mint condition, only 66k and handles like a dream, especially round those corners
But at only 2550 for it's condition year and mileage I'm worried it's too good to be true!
Previous M.O.T does show previous coolant problems, leaks etc fixed now but have read
it can impact on head gaskets?? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
As mentioned already it's a buyer's market for Mini's. Don't settle for that. Hold onto your cash and find another one.
Don't forget to check that there are no new oil leaks underneath and ask if the power steering pump has been replaced!
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As mentioned already it's a buyer's market for Mini's. Don't settle for that. Hold onto your cash and find another one.
Don't forget to check that there are no new oil leaks underneath and ask if the power steering pump has been replaced!

i think he has already decided

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2500 for an 02 plate mini with a dent is high in my books. 1700 is more like its value

I payed 3200 for a 55 plate last year

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i think he has already decided

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Arghhh got me. Why on Earth are these sorts of threads resurrected haha.
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