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Old 02-03-2011, 09:30 PM
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about to buy a used mini

hello everyone ! about to buy a used mini for my wife and need advise on a 2002 - 2004 base or S and is it diy friendly . Thank you
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:52 AM
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I'm also looking for the same thing!
Too bad no one has responded.
Did you end up getting something?

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Old 04-27-2011, 09:57 AM
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:12 PM
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CVT Transmission

you definitely want to avoid a car with a CVT automatic transmission. other than that i love the R50 and R53 MINI.

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Old 05-12-2011, 09:18 PM
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2004 r50.

I love my 2004 R50. 5 speed. I was told to stay away from the automatic in the R50.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:57 AM
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never mind. Original post was from ages ago.

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