Buying advice for Australian market needed...
My girlfriend was lined up to buy a 2009 Mini Cooper S auto, however the owner has since come back to us and advised it has major engine issues and he will no longer be selling it privately as he doesn't want to rip someone off. Its a bummer, as she had her heart set on it, but glad that we avoided a lemon.
Now I've been doing some research and apparently the 2007-2010 Cooper S models have an N14 engine, which is known for its problems.
I've also found that pre-2007 autos are CVT, also bad.
So basically I'm trying to find out what the best auto mini would be to buy for my girlfriend as its her first moderately expensive car to be used as a daily driver.
I think I've narrowed it down be a base model 2007+ if going with a petrol.
However, if anyone has feedback/info on the 1.6L Diesel and the 2.0L diesel, that would be great too, as we have found several of those to consider too..
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!