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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2014, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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What's going on everyone. Been looking around for a Mini Cooper S preferably a 2006 and up. I recently sold my 98 Volkswagen Jetta and need something newer and more reliable to get me to work, school, etc. I've found a few with around 70-80k miles and within my price range. Is there any thing I should be concerned about with buying a used MINI or any common issues with MiNiS with this many miles? I was also told these come with a more reliable timing chain as well so I don't have to worry about changing a belt. Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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i have a 2003 mini cooper s great car they do have issues with water getting into the tailgate handle... so after 1 month i wash my car a lot i should add.... water made the tailgate fail to open fixed it plan on making it more water proof haha..

also have read that the 5 speed on reg cooper ed... and the cvt tranny is not the most reliable.

currently at 129,900 miles and it runs very strong. LOVE IT

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Originally Posted by Jmontes228 View Post
Been looking around for a Mini Cooper S preferably a 2006 and up.
2006 MCS will be supercharged and 2007 and up will be turbocharged ... different in character and drive.

N14 engine in 2007 - 2010 MCS models had lots of problems.
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