By cheryl, on
2002 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
This car is so much fun to drive, rivaling other imports I've had. It has plenty of power to render confidence in passing and on ramp approach, corners on a dime, and has awesome gas milage without performance trade-off. However, I've experienced way too many costly repairs ie. engine wire harness, intake valve module, cooling fan module, power steering pump etc. It's time to cut my losses. Regretable, I scream uncle.
I live on a hill in New England. The traction control makes it a great winter car.