2007 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I've had my 2007 Cooper S for 2 years and have over 48,000 miles on it. I LOVE to drive it, but I've had several issues with the turbo engine, mostly the turbo itself. It's been replaced twice and I also had to have the valve cover replaced, all under warranty. This is my third Mini, first was an '02 Cooper. Second was an '05 S with the supercharged engine, which I had NO problems with. I would probably still have that one, but a drunk driver took care of that for me! If I were to do it again, I would stick with the base Cooper, unless they bring back the supercharger. Was much more reliable. On top of that, the closest dealer is a 90-minite drive away.
Driving fun, seats, seating position, safety, appearance, handling.
Better engine, turbo needs to be more reliable or go back to the supercharger, better dealer network.