2008 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Unreliable go-kart

2008 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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

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Unreliable go-kart
By Alex on


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


DO NOT BUY A MINI!!! I was excited to pick up my Mini a couple of years ago; it had go-kart handling and almost 40mpg. However shortly after I picked up the car the problems started; engine overheating, windows not rolling up, various engine lights coming on, etc... Each time the dealer would help me resolve the issue, but as this wasn't scheduled maintenance, I had to arrange alternative transportation. In addition we live about an hour from the dealer so it was two hours of driving with my wife following me. This wouldn't have been such a big deal if it wasn't in the shop at least once a month. Moritz would not work with me, and I finally sold the car for a much more reliable Nissan.

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35 - 37 mpg

Worst Features

Reliability, reliability, reliability.
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By playbxy5150
on 03/23/14 08:04 AM (PDT)

I just sold my 08 nissan the transmission was failing...so dont know if you made a better choice

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