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Old 09-03-2019, 03:17 PM
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I'm thinking of getting a Mini and am looking for a little buying advice. The vehicle I'm looking at is a 2003 S model 6-speed with 90k miles. It's a clean car, clear Title and currently registered. It will need a new windshield.

What are things I should look for? What are the downsides of owning a Mini? The Mini would be a 'what if the BMW breaks down' car and will see at best, 1500 miles annually. Iím also very adept at doing my own repairs.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:37 PM
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I have a friend that had a 2005 S, with a manual and he really liked it. Most problems are deferred maintenance related, due its age, brakes, plugs, coils, cooling system are all typical items. Iíd look closer at the supercharger.

Have a family friend with a 2014 Cooper, Iíve done some work on for her, brakes, plugs coils. Fun little car. Sheís been very happy with it, and really hasnít had any major issues.

Iíd have it looked over, get a scan tool that can read and reset bmw/mini codes and check that as well.

If the price is good, and the inspection doesnít scare you away I say go for it.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:40 PM
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Thanks.

Admittedly, I would prefer an AUTO and no supercharger. It's not that I can't drive a stick; I learned on one, it's just that I prefer an auto. And well, the supercharger would never get used as the days of aggressive or fast driving are far behind me.
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Are Mini's prone to oil leaks? I often see them parked in adds and always notice oil drips already on the pavement and/or driveway.
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