Should I buy a Cooper D
Hi. First time posting on this forum.
I am looking at buying a 2011 Diesel Manual (68k on the clock). I currently have a 2011 Polo DSG and have been disappointed with the recent quality of VWs and think that the Polo will not last especially with the DSG gearbox.
I am after something that will last and has good build quality, I like the idea of a diesel and manual gearbox for these reasons.
I don't really know anything about the Minis, we drove it and really liked it.
I am pretty handy mechanically so would service it my self when the time comes, have done timing belts in Jeep CRD so familiar with that stuff.
It seems this model has a Peugeot Diesel engine, how is it rated will I get 300 or 400k out of it if I look after it with regular servicing ? Would it be better to get the SD which I think has a 2l BMW engine ?
I figured the manual box would also give us longevity, or will the auto last just as good ?
Are there any known issues or problems to look out for with this year and model ?
What is the service interval for the timing belt, I read 160k or 240k ? Seems high I do the Jeeps at 100k.
Any helpful advice would be appreciated on anything that might help me to take the plunge with a Mini, noting I have not dealt with them at all before.
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