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I am looking at the above car being sold by a MINI dealer and apparently the car was serviced there as well. It's not a CPO because it's out of the factory warranty and hance can't be CPO'd as per the salesperon. Here's the link for the car:


Whatever little research I have done on the MINI as a brand is that the cars have a lot of issues in general and expensive to fix but I wanted to get the input from the owners because over the years things might have been improved.

So this car is listed for CAD 17,000 plus taxes and has 51,000 kmms on it. Do you think the price is reasonable for a 5 year old roadster with no warranty? It's been discontinued so I don't have the comparable pricing for the new one.

Is this particular car prone to any issues?

Any help is appreciated.
 

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Mine had issues with the alternator (failure) and a severe oil leak. It now drives like a dream and I love it.
 

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Mine had issues with the alternator (failure) and a severe oil leak. It now drives like a dream and I love it.
And how much did it cost to fix both these issues.

Yours is a 2013 and the one I'm looking at is a 2015. Were there any changes in the powertrain from 2013 to 2015?
 

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I am looking at the above car being sold by a MINI dealer and apparently the car was serviced there as well. It's not a CPO because it's out of the factory warranty and hance can't be CPO'd as per the salesperon. Here's the link for the car:


Whatever little research I have done on the MINI as a brand is that the cars have a lot of issues in general and expensive to fix but I wanted to get the input from the owners because over the years things might have been improved.

So this car is listed for CAD 17,000 plus taxes and has 51,000 kmms on it. Do you think the price is reasonable for a 5 year old roadster with no warranty? It's been discontinued so I don't have the comparable pricing for the new one.

Is this particular car prone to any issues?

Any help is appreciated.
Whatever little research I have done on the MINI as a brand is that the cars have a lot of issues in general and expensive to fix but I wanted to get the input from the owners because over the years things might have been improved.............................................just need to get more of balance on this view,, mini and no worse or better than any of bmw products, or vag groups as well,, even merc have issues these days,, more to the point i wonder iof all these car makers all got together in a room and made a agreement,,, maybe went like this,, EU and other countries have demanded harder emissions laws that all car makers must build all cars to,, so car makers might have agreed to produce cars with emissions add on's being used as a way to destroy them early,, this removes many cars it also fills the workshops up with cars as well so win win for them, back in 80s and 90s bmw engines were epic on all levels would easy do 300k on one timing chain even seen one with 500k still running 325tds on 96plate, i owned many of them and never missed a beat ,, in fact back then i drove around flat out everywhere and not much else would coped with my abuse,, trouble is bmw found by building strong did not increase their bottom line and share holders,, vag group are same pre 2000s were strong then went down hill ever since,,, i do a fair few 1.9tdi conversions,, ie after 2005 vw used a small crankshafts in them and are well known for self destruct throw a rod out side of block,,, way around this is use a 1998-2004 golf 140bhp arl crank and pistons and rods and mount oil seal and timing ring to end of crank ,,, like this the 1.9tdi is epic again,, they also on 2.0tdi engines have issues with oil pumps and balance shafts and timing chains etc not better or worse than mini ,, even Renault and Mazda and ford all share engines and share problems as well,,, i work on all this rubbish all week and honestly nothing except for one brand stands out to be a lot better but not perfect thats honda the new 1.6dtec and 2.2dtec diesels are by far the best around,, and the vtec engines are nicely made use duplex timing chains etc,,
 

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And how much did it cost to fix both these issues.

Yours is a 2013 and the one I'm looking at is a 2015. Were there any changes in the powertrain from 2013 to 2015?
Alternator was repaired via AA (£550 including labour and excess)
Oil leak was around £400 including parts and labour (once again via AA)
Running beautifully now. Done a couple of fairly long journeys (Yorkshire, Wales) with zero issues.
I saw an 02 plate Mini Cooper today and cosmetically it looked and sounded immaculate.
I’ve found the only part that rusts/ corrodes is the alloys (blisters under paint)
 
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