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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,250 miles

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2010 Mini Cooper suspension problems

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2010 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 172015


  • 65,000 miles


Purchased car April 2014 w 46,000 miles. Warranty history showed valve gasket replaced. At 64000 miles dealer says it needs to be replaced again. Not told at purchase - at MINIdlr - that car consumes a quart of oil every 700 miles which I was just told by local servicing dealer that they consider that normal. Leak at gasket contributes to air infiltration and poor oil consumption I was told. I would not have purchased the car knowing this. It adds considerably to the operating costs. After telling servicing dlr this weekend that I knew the car had already had valve cover gasket replaced, he said he would cover 75% of over $800 cost. He obviously knew that it didn't or shouldn't need that work so soon after being done. The MINIdealers are thieves and withhold vital information. The strut mount apparently is also "domed" which speaks to structural integrity of this car. I would never recommend a MINIto anyone and feel their practices are completely unethical and the build quality is substandard to what is considered normal. Who needs to have the valve cover gaskets replaced twice in under 65,000 miles" who has to go and buy oil every month and a half" the last car I owned that needed that was a 20 year old 1975 Pontiac with over 100K. Miles. Garbage.

- Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011


  • 1,500 miles
I have owned this vehicle for 1 year and three months. I did not have the choice of selecting any other tire. MINIcooper( BMW) put run flats on vehicle because there is no where for a spare tire. I keep the vehicle in the garage at a condo in Florida with no access to anyone. I have 4250 miles on the vehicle. I have had three flats. MINIrelated that I had the opportunity to buy a tire and suspension warranty when new for $800 plus dollars. I can't remember the last time I had one flat on any other vehicle. My wife or I have used this vehicle for less than 5 months and this is the third flat. MINIdenies any deficiencies with the tires but I don't believe them. This averages out to a flat about every 1400 miles. My father got better mileage out of retreads. Statistically it seems significant and there is a defect. Please investigate and respond.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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