2007 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Do Not Ever Buy a Mini

2007 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Do Not Ever Buy a Mini
By rc_rasmussen on


2007 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)


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.
Cost 8000$.
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$

Best Features

The drive

Worst Features

The entire drivetrain or lengthen the service plan to 100k miles. Give me my 24k back.... or part of it....
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