2009 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Piece of junk!

2009 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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

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Piece of junk!
By Carol Forte on


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


The first year could be called the "honeymoon period". After that lookout! First of all the service dept is comprised of idiots. They will NOT listen to the customer and will look for any reason than the one the customer is complaining about to blame the issue on. My issue? Carbon deposits in the motor. Yes folks, this can happen to your "fun loving" MINI too - and probably will. 4 trips to MINI - 2 times with the engine light on and guess what? Carbon deposits aka "engine buildup". This issues starts to occur between 30- 40K. You will notice skipping in 1st gear, decreased performance, oddities, etc... and the run around from MINI. Good luck! I traded my little buggy of issues!

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Improve service dept, get rid of run flats, fix engine buildup, lower service prices.
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