First Service at 17k - 2007 Mini Cooper S Long-Term Road Test

2007 MINI Cooper Long Term Road Test

2007 Mini Cooper S: First Service at 17k

July 03, 2008

Eleven months. That's how long we drove the Cooper S before the service light popped on for the first time. At just over 17,000 miles.

Service was free under MINI's 3 year/36,000-mile maintenance plan. So when we pulled into Long Beach MINI we also decided to replace the cracked windshield. The service tech seemed to feel bad for us when he drew up the $1,400 estimate.

We'd have walked out and ordered aftermarket glass if we owned the car. But since it's on loan to us the best move was to replace the glass at the dealership. MINI required the vehicle sit at their garage overnight, and charged us $1231.67 for the repair ($725 of that for labor).

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Coordinator @ 17,386 miles

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