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ldquo;Hope your hobby is to live at the Service Department!”


“Been good so far”

Written on: 11/04/2012 by StewieGriffin (1 review written)

Paddysb’s Response to StewieGriffin’s Review

Written on: 19/11/2012

On Friday, 11/16, I had to trade in my 2010 Mini Cooper. I was really upset about it since it was a car I had wanted for years.

Here were my issues:

-49,000 miles: Software system need to be completely updated. The car thought it had fog lights when it didnt so I was getting an indication that my headlights were out when they weren’t.

-Dealer Solution: Complete system upgrade (fortunately still covered under mfg. warranty.

-59,000 miles: Car hesitates and engine light goes on. I was told by Mini to keep driving and don’t worry, it’s probably the gas cap. Light goes out that same evening.

-60,000 miles: Car hesitates and engine light comes on. I decided to make an appointment and that this is not normal for a car that is well taken care of.

-Solution: Dealership say’s timing chain tensioner and actuator is defective, $800.00 dollars please. I say, hell no. Dealer decides to charge me $125.00 instead (so I am still concerned about this car, but happy) My concerns were that the timing chain was allowed to stretch to 67mm and they would not change it unless its 68mm.

-62,202 miles: I notice car is leaking blue/green fluid. I am no rocket scientist but it looks like coolant and I’m thinking it’s the water pump. But how could that be.

In other cars, both American and Foreign I have only changed the water pump at 90,000-100,000 miles.

-Dealer Solution: Ding, ding. I’m right. Dealership say’s $1,000.00 dollars please. I say, guys, this car is not ready for the public. You can have it.

-I am now the proud owner of a BMW 328 i Xdrive.

The problem with Mini’s is, they look so good but there is junk under the hood. I was so brain-washed by the car that I had thought about getting another one thinking maybe I just got a car with some problems. My gut had told me that if I kept that car, which really didn’t feel like an almost 3 year old car, it felt much older although, I had bought the maintenance policy and took very good care of it.

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IF you must buy this car, please buy the extended warranty up to 100,000 miles and the maintenance policy. You should test drive all cars in that price range. I did not do this because I had my mind set that I needed this car!

Pros of having a Mini:

1) Looks,

2) 41 Miles per gallon


1) Reliability issues,

2) Costly vehicle for what you actually get for the money

3) Too much time spent at the service department

4) Dealer’s Standard Comments: Well it’s not a Honda Did you put Super in?, You shouldv’e bought the extended warranty? It depends on how you drive the car

This car would probably be best as a second car so that you only put a 1,000 or so miles on it per year. It can’t handle being driven everyday (note: I drive 90% highway) I feel really bad for people who have had their engines seize from the timing chain tensioner/actuator and other catastrophic problems that happened outside of warranty. It is definitely a tough lesson to learn.

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