2008 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: My MINI Cooper S nightmare

2008 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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

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My MINI Cooper S nightmare
By tdi owner now on


2008 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I thought when I bought my MINI Cooper S 2008, I was buying my dream car. I was proven wrong as soon as winter in New England came around. First morning below 0 it left me stranded on the side of the road for 4hours (until Roadside could get me). At that point, it was in shop x 3 weeks, they needed to get a modified "snorkle" part for the manifold. There was water in there. I thought doesn't it get cold in Europe..well yeh! The car come May and June wasn't any better. The car was at the dealer on ave. 1x every 6-8 weeks with less than 20000mi. I lost a ton of money when I traded in my completely unreliable MINI contrary to what the dealer says it does lose value!

Best Features

6 gears, it was fun to blow through them while flying

Worst Features

design a car that can start in New England winters and handle Ethanol fuel
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