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Hello, just bought my first Mini Cooper, a 40,000 mile 51 plater, with Chilli pack.

The car is running on the standard 16 inch 5 spoke alloys with Goodyear run-flats.

Having never driven one before i just wanted to ask about the steering, simply because it is quite heavy. I really like it actually, but would just like some reassurance that it is suppossed to be so weighty.

Also, you can hear the power steering motor making a buzzing noise at parking speeds, the previous owner has assured me they all do that. Hope he is right!!

Loving the car so far, especially the optional panoramic roof.

Cheers.;)
 

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Yes to all of the above.

The steering pump can be very noisy to the unintiated......heavy steering...i suppose so.....i have driven a few cars...our old mazda 3 included and gone oh...isn't the steering light....i don't like this! So I guess that makes the MINI's really quite heavy!
 
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