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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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newbie possible-owner need advice

never owned a mini before but I am serious about a 2009 Cooper S. It also has a JCW kit installed and the kit has a number. Took it for a test drive and noticed a growl from the rear. The dealer (BMW/MINI) says that the growl makes sense because of the snow tires. Don't know if he is snowing me. All advice would be appreciated before I sign the papers.
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Sound like a nice MINI
I've ran a few winters (UK) on winter tyres with typical UK winters (wet, dry, wet, sleet, wet, snow and wet - this year it's just been wet) but i haven't done a full winter in a mini yet.

Can't say i ever heard a growl from the back because of the tyres with the car's i did own.

What was the weather like when you took the test drive?
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Agree with the above.
I don't understand growling related to tyre issues? A tyre doesn't growl does it?!
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More likely to be a noisy rear wheel bearing but not a big job to replace and fix.
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Someone beat me to the Cooper. Boohoo. Side roads were slushy but the highway was dry. I thought more bearing than tires but the point is mute now. I will be still looking.Thanks.
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Hope you got your bearing or tire issue straightened out, the car sounds SWEET........
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