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#1 Bini cooper s advice anyone

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:48 pm

Hi all anyone have experience of BMW Mini , been offered a 53 plate cooper s R53 model , this will replace my current "knock about car "Focus st 170 ,
Ive heard there can be a few faults with them , or is this just doom and gloom scare mongering stuff ?? ? Cheers for any ideas, Dal
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#2 Re: Bini cooper s advice anyone

Post by Tony » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:03 am

Don't want to put you off but my daughter had the cooper s version and they apparently have a Peugeot engine in them (so the garage told her). At about 50 k the cam belt tensioner went and basically ruined the top end. It cost 2.3 k to fix. Apparently this is a know fault so it's you do get it make sure the cam belt tensioner is ok. Having said all that the car went like poo poo of a shovel.
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#3 Re: Bini cooper s advice anyone

Post by vee12eman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:15 am

Minis from that Era use the Tritec engine, not the Peugeot unit. We briefly had one for my wife and it was great, ours was not a Cooper and was Auto. The Auto boxes did have a bit of a bad reputation but we had no issues. I want the car back! We sold it because she needed a bigger car for work purposes.

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Post by cactusman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:20 am

friend of mine has a BMW mini cooper. It probably had a replacement screen at some point that was poorly fitted....but water gently leaked into the passenger footwell and got into an electronic module that monitors the lights for failures so all of a sudden it kept reporting failed brake lights and indicators when they were fine....BMW fixed the issue by re-fitting the glass and replacing the dodgy module but it wasn't a cheap fix :banghead:
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Post by mgcjag » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:25 pm

The wife had a mini cooper diesel up untill last year......sold it with 60k on the clock.....only ever broke down once, faulty crank sensor....great little car and 58mpg
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#6 Re: Bini cooper s advice anyone

Post by malcolm » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:46 pm

My daughter had one - great car, apart from the run flat tyres! Forever losing air, and must have changed them all a few times over with low miles. Trouble is, you can't "mix" run flats with normal when one goes; but it would have been a lot cheaper if when the first one went, she changed all 4 tyres for normal ones.
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#7 Re: Bini cooper s advice anyone

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi cheers for Advice bought this yesterday handles well oh and the supercharger wine is very addictive
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