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2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback

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Don't waste your money on a Mini Cooper!
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By Hansen
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2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've had Japanese cars, American cars, BMW's and VW's. This car by far is the worst car I've ever owned. The car manufacturer knows they messed up on the Sports model and they knew they were putting-out a piece of JUNK. The Shaft on the Turbo, on the sports models, shears away and messes-up the engine. I had to spend $7500.00 on an engine. The manufacturer (BMW) settled out of court on a class suit action in regards to its defective engine parts. To read more search for "Skeen vs BMW of North America, LLC (Civil No. 2:13-cv-01531-WHW-CLW)".


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Buyer Beware
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By CTMINICOOPER
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2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I would not recommend MINI Cooper brand. I reside in CT and the brand is not reliable and the maintenance cost is absurd, unless money is not a concern for you. The cost and reliability will trump the fun after the warranty expires.

If you live in CT or state similar to CT (climate and roads), if the vehicle will be your sole / primary car, if you want to own it for more than three years, then I would recommend against a Mini Cooper. Based on friends, colleagues, and me, you should research and listen to others who have lived the experience. Your pockets and frustrations will be felt more than the fun in driving it. Headquarters and dealerships do not take ownership of their brand, even when 200,000 of their vehicles have the same issues. Do the deep research and you will find the consistent issues with this brand.


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Love and Loathe
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By Kelly
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2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)


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If you insist on buying a Mini, then buy a new Mini and the extended warranty. The warranty will pay for itself after the first repair. Be sure that you have support in your area in the form of a dealership or a garage that is known for working on Minis. (It is very difficult to find an independent garage that excels on Mini service and maintenance.) Sell the car before the warranty ends. If you keep it after the warranty expires, be ready to pay $1000 and up for each repair, and there will be numerous repairs, for example, the water pump (replaced 2x), thermostat housing, oil pan seal (replaced 2x), moonroof repairs, rear door latch (replaced 2x), cylinders misfiring, oil leaks, axle seal replacement, etc.)

I loved how the Mini Cooper looked and drove. The handling, especially around corners, was amazing. This car was truly enjoyable to drive. For the size of the car, it had a lot more cargo space than expected. I used the Mini for trips to warehouse stores like Sam's Club and Costco.

I loathe the car, however, because of the cost to maintain and the frequency that it was in the shop being repaired. This car is not reliable or practical in terms of cost and upkeep. Due to the overall cost to purchase and maintain, I will never buy another Mini again.


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Mmmm... I got mixed feelings!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By scooterluv1
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2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Absolutely loved it the 1st year! The 2nd year, not so much ($3000.00 sunroof repair, timing belt issues, $700.00 brake job, $300.00 emission issues, etc.). The 3rd year, it's just okay... I still like the car, but am no longer in-love w/it; I'm actually thinking of trading it for a new age Chevy Camaro. I've owned at least 8 BMW's (& loved all for the most part) and I expected much much more a BMW product.


Best Features

Quickness, high fun level, interior roominess/features/design, exterior features/design, solidness, performance, great gas mileage, etc.


Worst Features

Need for premium gas, seeming poor product material, expensive of repair & poor service at the BMW dealership.


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Don't Say You Weren't Warned
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By Bryan Parry
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2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Got sucked into the sporty performance and good look and then...

I owned a preowned MCS '07 w/ 39k on it for THREE MONTHS before selling. Let me say that again THREE MONTHS. I experienced the following. Random Limp modes and stall outs in the middle of traffic. Timing Chain "death rattle." Carbon build up. Frozen throttle/ unable to start. Multiple engine misfires in cylinders 1 & 2. Inexplicable grinding into third gear (had a brand new clutch btw). Inexplicable problems with power locks including the hatch randomly opening itself. Cabin rattles. This car was clean and maintained right on schedule. I was the third owner. I finally threw in the towel and got a Mazda


Best Features

It does have super good handling and acceleration...assuming the little monster actually starts, runs, or doesn't cut out in traffic. The body is very well built and the looks of this car are alluring...but DO NOT BE FOOLED, there are MAJOR KNOWN BUILD DEFECTS. I was so proud of this car and then so devastated by it's complete and total unreliability.


Worst Features

Here is a list of defects and reoccurring issues that destroy what should have been an "ultimate driving machine" that you WILL encounter: Timing Chain (under recall but goes repeatedly, could twist your driveshaft). Clutches (expect a new one every 40K even if you know how to shift like Andretti). All manner of electrical system issues (stuck moon roof, mysterious opening hatches, failed locks, etc.). Pwr Fuel and Water pumps (repeatedly). Turbo heat shield recall. Frozen throttle (condensation freezes in throttle box, wont start, no perm. fix per MINI USA), Carbon Build Up (every 30K, this is due to the direct injection system). IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF DRIVE TRAIN/ ENGINE!


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