We endorse Mini's excellent 6-speed manual transmission in all of the brand's models, but especially in the base form, as that engine with the automatic transmission makes the vehicle noticeably slower. The Clubman is a longer version of the regular Mini, with a larger backseat and more cargo space, but it seats just four. I took pictures of the exhaust and vin plates and sent it to them. Nothing about it is normal. Dealer says rocks punctured the radiator so it was not covered under warranty and we are trying to go through our insurance or we have to pay for it.
Replaced and recharged the system. Why would I buy another least-reliable-vehicle-I-have-ever-owned? There is no way to fit my travel mug or my Venti cold cup. I don't know which one of the 2 was the worst, they both spent more time at the repair shop than on the road. I also bought a 3 year extended warranty through a 3rd party carrier and thank god I did. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2014-Present. A overheating issue came up and coolant was leaking. For such a small vehicle, the Mini displays little to none of the nervousness that can plague other subcompacts at freeway speeds.
I need some advice, please. By - August 4, 2016 This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2007-2013. Legroom is marginally better in the Clubman, whose longer body also increases cargo room. It has a small door on the passenger side of the car that opens rearward, easing rear-seat access. The automaker claims that even Sasquatch — or drivers up to 6-foot-7 — will fit behind the wheel.
These cars are fun to drive when they're operating properly, which isn't the case most of the time. When trying to put something in the back seat it's hard to do. First time was because of a bad release bearing. Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2014-Present.
I hope this solve your problem too. Faulty timing chain tensioners can lead to premature engine failure. My concern is that the makeup of the vehicle is such that a rock or rocks while driving on regular roads can cause this damage. Get it right Sonic and Mini of Monrovia! Few if any cars on the market do modern-classic styling quite like the Mini Cooper, and the entire family of retro-styled small cars it's spawned each have their own special appeal. I have had many recalls to my new Mini, two of which I needed to be towed to the dealer.
Although there are only a few miles, the main thought I have is, why haven't I had any problems in the 12 years I have owned it? Original review: April 27, 2019 All good until warranty expired, Then. That weekend we visited the Kitchener location and had an okay experience. The vehicle was not repaired. Only out of warranty by mileage. I was basically treated like a piece of garbage. This time it was the vacuum pump. Everything else has been tasty, perfectly-brewed, and pleasant.
Inside, the quirky, occasionally funky design is undeniably racy, and while its retro rocker switches feel somewhat at the expense of practicality so might the somewhat gimmicky, plate-size speedometer in the middle of the dash , and there's an element of busyness in the details, it's a cohesive look, and the color options introduced last year spruced it up. I thought these cars were reliable. Two years of unbelievable headaches. Dealer re-connected the drain, remove the front seats and rugs, dryed the inside of the car as well as cleaned the air conditioning system. Love the car religious with maintenance.
Even with the base engine, Mini Coopers are a blast to drive. The drive was excellent and the sales rep was in the back seat and at one point I started to laugh as I realized some of tension was beginning to dissipate, the difference between sales agents. This was going to be a car for a teen. The guy who had been my salesman walked by me like he didn't know me when I said hello. It shouldn't be offered to the public! One turbo was under warranty, the rest were not. They had to reprogram the computer which took 4 hours reprograming.