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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:20 pm 
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BiL just paid out for a new gearbox in his 80k ish miles Cooper SD, not an old car either. I like the idea of them but was put off by the bills of most people I know who have had them.


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:31 pm 
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Location: Peterborough UK
Car Model: 9-5 Aero 2001,1.9TID x 2
My son has an 07 plate R56 Cooper S purchased at 25K in 2010 now on 80K
Well built car but with a multitude of repeating faults from the Peugeot engine....just check out the forums.
As we have done most of the work ourselves he has probably saved £5K in repair bills.
Had three clutches and a DMF before 50K,four or six thermostats,turbo feed pipes,oil cooler,sump,water pump,pulleys,seized calipers,high pressure fuel pump....etc
Always chasing oil leaks.

The list goes on......if you fancy a project and enjoy spanners then go for it!


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:42 pm 
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Location: Whitley Bay
Car Model: 96, C900, 9k, 9-3 & 9-5
My Stepdaughter has one on lease. Very like a 99 from the driver's seat!
My pal's wife had recently had open heart surgery (the one with the big vertical scar). His daughter was giving her a lift in her (to her) new mini. Doing about 60. Car coming the otherway turned right into a garage in front of her. No drama, but his maye in the following ford Galaxy followed him.
BANG!
She had nowhere to go but to drive into the side of the Galaxy.
I don't think there was a straight panel left on the Mini, but the occupants walkd away from the crash. Most impressive.


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:54 pm 
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cjapeterborough wrote:
My son has an 07 plate R56 Cooper S purchased at 25K in 2010 now on 80K
Well built car but with a multitude of repeating faults from the Peugeot engine....just check out the forums.
As we have done most of the work ourselves he has probably saved £5K in repair bills.
Had three clutches and a DMF before 50K,four or six thermostats,turbo feed pipes,oil cooler,sump,water pump,pulleys,seized calipers,high pressure fuel pump....etc
Always chasing oil leaks.

The list goes on......if you fancy a project and enjoy spanners then go for it!


Sounds like they (BMW) are going all out to emulate the original BL/Austin/Rover Mini (just modern updates to the age old simple engine(ering) issues) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:01 pm 
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Here you go:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8458399.stm

Mini copper.

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:32 pm 
Knew a guy who ran a cooper s from new, routine servicing saw him take it to 180k when it was sold on and still soldiers on at nigh on 200k...like all cars it will depend how it has been looked after


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:46 pm 
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:wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Knew a guy who ran a cooper s from new, routine servicing saw him take it to 180k when it was sold on and still soldiers on at nigh on 200k...like all cars it will depend how it has been looked after

I wonder how well all those that were bought by a big estate agents were treated with short runs etc

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:28 pm 
DeeDub8 wrote:
gbn wrote:
Knew a guy who ran a cooper s from new, routine servicing saw him take it to 180k when it was sold on and still soldiers on at nigh on 200k...like all cars it will depend how it has been looked after

I wonder how well all those that were bought by a big estate agents were treated with short runs etc

Like all of the lease, return and forget accessory fodder doubtless. It's the same with so many used cars these days


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:55 am 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: 2003 OG 9-3 Aero Cabriolet
we own a 2008 cooper clubman. Its had a hard life prior to us and has required a lot of TLC to get it back to a nice car.
They are great wee car for blasting about in especially when rev'd but don't soak up bumps well and feel like they have no suspension give! Stay well clear of crack/holes etc in the road if you value your spine!
They also drink oil at an alarming rate. Ours requires a decent top up every month or two and I've heard friends who have to check their's weekly.
Don't be fully put off when you read about death rattles. Its worse in cooper S models but a lot of times a chain tensioner sorts what you think is an expensive rebuild. Use BMW/Mini genuine parts too as they are surprisingly reasonable for bits. We changed the thermostat twice with cheap (dingbro) ones that failed within days (boiling over). Put in a BMW one which was only about 20% dearer and its been fine since.
Runflats make the car handle worse so most don't replace these.
Rear seat space is brutal for anything other than toddlers in standard mini's, the clubman however has great rear leg room and comfortably seats 4 adults.
There are plenty about for sale and loads on facebook marketplace cheap. I think at £500 you'll not be getting anything decent but a grand will probably return something reasonable.


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:39 am 
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i have found one for 675. 02 plate, half leather, 80k miles, fully serviced. head was replaced as it over heated.

going to look at it saturday

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 am 
Good luck man, huge fun


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:00 am 
Am viewing mini on Monday, newer model mini one with the bmw 1.5d triple, reputed to be very frugal and still fun. No stripes, normal wheels, poverty spec and all the better for it. Will keep you posted


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 am 
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didn't get it, walked away. the search continues!!

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:17 pm 
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didn't get it, walked away. the search continues!!

Bit of a bucket?


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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:21 pm 
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gbn wrote:
ghost_walker wrote:
didn't get it, walked away. the search continues!!

Bit of a bucket?

I'm sure OP feels disappointed, but calling him names won't help :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:47 pm 
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it was a nice enough car, but i had a niggle. and i usually go on my gut

so decided to give it a miss

and bucket? really? ya spade!!

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:21 pm 
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Car Model: 93 2007 Tid vert 93 2000 vert
Colleague at work just got shoot of one this week,
had spent over £2000 in last year on faults, I know it had a new cat.
the EML kept coming on.He also had gearbox problems.
By contrast his wifes 09 reg Peugeot which he is now driving has never had any thing break down from new.

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Car Model: 1993 9000 2.0 cse
i met my old honda concerto yesterday as it was parked outside me flat
i sold it at 18k in about 2002 now has 159k never had any problem at all not one
well rusty arches god the arches were crusty and both bumpers were a bit wonky
but she said its the best car shes ever had i told her it would be and it was
she never believed it would be better than her volvo and sure enough it was alot better

i asked a girl if she thought her mini coupe vert was good looking she never said yes
how anyone could buy one god knows
the 4 door ones are just ugly as the normal ones arent great looking either i just dont like em

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 Post subject: Re: mini cooper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:04 pm 
I love the coupe, and roadster. Don't like the more door versions though but, each to their own. I went and viewed the mini one diesel today and was hugely impressed to be fair. Haven't driven it yet, going back Wednesday, but felt like a quality bit of kit, certainly a cut above usual cars in this class, and hugely spacious behind wheel...this is the new f56 model am referring to mind. I am severely tempted....


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