What a fun car to drive!!
What a horrible car to own!!
I've had nothing but maintenance issues with my mini.
It's too bad really, cuz I was such a huge fan for the first 2yrs I owned the car.
Since then though, never again.
I've had all the same issues with the timing chain and tensioner, up to the climax when I was told I would need a new engine at 86k miles.
Mini agreed to help pay for 0!!
I'm now at 98k and the engine has started to seize.
I was extremely dilligent in maintenance.
Other issues include airbag sensors breaking, replacing a water pump at 52k - cost : 1400$.
The kicker - I just finished paying it off 3 months ago....
Save yourself the 24k$
The entire drivetrain or lengthen the service plan to 100k miles.
Give me my 24k back.... or part of it....