2014 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Always wanted a fast car, and this is it. When the turbo kicks in hold on. This is the culmination of years of go cart desires, exact the world is your track. We took a 45 day trip around the US, 10,000 plus miles, fun, fun and more fun. Plenty of room for the 2 of us and all our luggage. Best of all you really learn how to pack. One of the best cars I have ever owned. Thanks BMW for making this possible.
2014 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
First of all, I bought the car brand new, knowing that I would put a lot of miles on it. The warranty seemed perfectly acceptable and we were very happy with the purchase. We put about 25,000 miles on this car in one year and we only brought it in for oil changes and recall repairs. So far, so good. The car handles well, gets good MPG, and does what we expect it to do. Then, the car broke down while my wife was driving through town, on her way home from work.
The dealer took about one week to diagnose the problem, claiming the service department was short-handed. The following week, I was told that the turbo charger would need to be replaced, and when I checked in two days later, the engine also needed to be replaced. I have owned several new cars, and I have never had a problem with the engine in the first year of driving. In fact, I have never had engine problems within the first 100,000 miles of any engine. Naturally, I was concerned. I asked about replacement parts, and of course, the exact same OEM parts that had failed already were being installed. I tell them that's fine, but I would like to have an extended warranty so that these new parts, including the engine, would be covered for longer in case the same problem repeats. This was also denied. I have spoken to MINI USA several times, and there is nothing they will do that is not already covered.
Please understand, the car is well within warranty and I have incurred no additional cost. Not yet, anyway. However, the car has been in the shop for three weeks now, and counting. Getting an extended warranty is pointless now, because I will be unloading this car at my earliest opportunity. I will replace my MINI with a reliable car, and never consider purchasing another in the future.
2014 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
1 speaker making humming noise, they claim it was designed to make the high pitch noise to sound more sporty. Plastic rail end cap snapped off and broke.
2 Found proof that shows them the noise is not a designed feature. They admit the problem and ordered a new amplifier from Germany.
3 Recall service
4 Brought it in for broken tire
5 Amp arrived, that was three months of waiting. they installed it
6 brought it back again, the speaker was never fixed. I told them I do not want to pick up my car until the noise is gone.
7 Went back to pick up my car, noise is gone.
8 2 weeks after my speaker noise gone, I got
The exterior look
Hire some good engineer and project managers, stop shipping broken cars.