Nothing about it is normal. It also has a glass rear window and can be lowered with a touch on the key fob. Mini Coopers are not that expensive to purchase and with regular maintenance, depending on the type of driving you do, these cars are designed to last a long time. Pull out the spring clip and pull it out. But it could be easier to get grandkids into the backseat.
The S is definitely the way to go. If the warning lamp comes on either continuously or intermittently, this indicates a malfunction in the emissions-related electronic systems. Recently ive been having problems with it, the engine check lighted up. Vehicle ran good for about 5000 miles. Optional chrome detailing inside and out added a final chic touch. Car somewhat dangerous to drive due to lack of power.
I also bought a 3 year extended warranty through a 3rd party carrier and thank god I did. The lower radiator hose sits even lower than the support and is easily damaged on parking curbs. Changing the fluid frequently, as much as once a year can save you the cost of transmission replacement. Once i drive the vehicle, it goes into drive fine. The craftsmanship and careful detailing is evident throughout this Top. This item fits all 2004 through 2008 Mini Cooper convertibles.
Dealer stated thermostat was stuck open, problem was addressed. The 5 speed manual from 1st gen Mini was also a terrible design and failed prematurely. I think a previous dealer did claim to have done recall work and never actually did it. I could use a center armrest, and apparently others have asked for the same. I have owned 2 vehicles and feel that that should have warranted me as a loyal customer. You can't change a lightbulb on your own because a sensor light goes off that there is an electrical problem.
For the first 5 months I had no problems! Been driving for 44 years and no issue since. I cant open my hood at this point. Purchased new brakes all around, waiting to have them installed. So after we left on the first visit on our way to Burlington we were divided. It's excellent on gas too.
If you are prospective Mini Cooper buyer, test the top several times before making a purchase decision. Electric Power Steering pumps The electric power steering pumps are prone to failure and were the subject of a recall. If you are lucky enough to still be covered by the recall warranty , the dealer will make you repair all fluid leaks before they will install the new pump. After a tune up the issue still exists. It has an automatic transmission with about 50K miles on it. The first time was in 2013. Original review: May 18, 2018 Ferman Mini in Clearwater Florida has had to redo most repairs they have done.
They have since ignored me. Natural causes can affect the top by creating holes or deterioration. The timing chain failed while the vehicle was in motion on the highway, causing the vehicle to lose power. Our car dealerships dont have mini cooper where im at, and i have to go in my capital to see them for checking. The engine light was constantly going off. I would put a dab of epoxy on the cable end to keep it in the slot. This has to be extremely uncommon for any vehicle and curious if anyone has had this experience.
I thought these cars were reliable. Fits the following models: 2005-2008 R52 Cooper and Cooper S Convertible If your top opens only on one side, there is a good chance this cable mechanism broke on the side that won't open. Getting the bearings done on it was a nightmare with them. And if so, what did you do? But the guy who did the testing didnt tell me the exact error. Interesting to note the first car we test drove was at the back of the shop in amongst other cars. It outscores the faster turbocharged Cooper S and larger Clubman due to its better ride and fuel economy. I just put my charger on it.
I have heard several concerns about this transmission type and was wondering if I should avoid it altogether, or will regular preventative maintenance help bypass most of the issues? Difficult to track the source of the leaks and expensive to fix. It struggles when first starting but smooths out and seems to run fine. Why would I buy another least-reliable-vehicle-I-have-ever-owned? They were replaced by Koni fsd struts. Original review: March 2, 2019 We purchased a 2019 Mini Countryman 3 weeks ago. At the time I purchased my Mini, they were fairly new on the market, and it was the unique look that love it. Diagnosed as a failed component in radio. We went to the dealership we had visited about a year ago and had the opportunity to test drive a Mini.