2009 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
After owning a 2006 cooper I took the plunge and "upgraded" to a 2009 Cooper S.
This is one of the biggest car-buying mistakes I have ever made!
It has only 40,000 miles on it and has already been towed 3 times, had carbon buildup in the engine, a new clutch and flywheel (beware this costs over $2000), a new timing chain, tensioner, rails, and gears, and the list goes on!
I will never buy another mini and plan to get rid of this one as quickly as possible
It's got great styling and can be fun to drive when it is running properly.
Mini should really revisit the 2006 model specs.
I never had a problem with my last cooper.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.