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Hi guys,

Currently looking at buying a Cooper S, preferably the 1.6 turbo variant.

Is there anything in particular to look out for when buying one? Anything quirky that might catch me out?
Also high mileage mini's anything to keep me away or again just go off service history and feel of the car when driven?

Any help appreciated.

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Sam
 

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Google "R56 N14 N18 common problems" and you'll find your answers.

If you can do basic maintenance on the car and leave the bigger jobs to garages/mini specialist, they're not bad cars.
 

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Timing chain been replaced? Carbon build up on valves, any diagnostic trouble codes, radiator or lower radiator hose damage from bottoming out, engine oil condition and maintenance records are important. Besides that be ready to rebuild the engine with forge pistons and new valves.
 
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