2009 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Buyer Beware

2009 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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S Convertible (1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Buyer Beware
By Marian on


2009 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I purchased my 2009 Cooper S brand new (7 miles on it) in January 2009 from Brian Harris in Baton Rouge. It has needed various major repairs on SIX occasions in a 15 months of ownership. It has also needed an additional two tows 90 miles away (from New Orleans) to have the run flats changed. The repairs have involved mechanical and electronic defects. Perhaps this model is defective, but the car is utterly unreliable. And if you don't live near a dealership, forget about this car. It is cute and fun, but for the cost in time and money of dragging it in to a dealer time and again (and they never seem to know how to fix this model definitively), please save yourself the aggravation.

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Also, if you are purchasing this car from Baton Rouge, Brian Harris, the service department has no clue how to fix your car definitely. Also, rental cars are not in your warranty when your car inevitably breaks down.
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