Owned the Mini for 2.5 years; in that time, had an oil leak, brake problems, steering wheel problems, and a dead battery. Good thing it comes with warranty and full maintenance! It is a fun car to drive and people still gawk when seeing a Mini convertible. But, it is an extremely unreliable car and after awhile that does eat into the fun, even with free repairs and maintenance. Finally, traded it in for a not-so-fun but reliable and safe Subaru. If you are considering this car, make sure your Mini dealership is close to where you live, you'll be visiting it often!
Look; styling; fun to drive
Controls in odd places, low visibility in convertible, unreliable for a new (and expensive) car
Did you have any problems with the mechanics of the convertible? Any leaks? I'm interested in an 2004 - 2006 model and have found many where the issues you mentioned have already been dealt with. I am concerned about buying a used convertible and was wondering if you had anything to say about that detail?
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