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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,884 miles

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2005 Mini Cooper S body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 072015

Cooper S

  • 77,268 miles


I have had a new problem every week with this car. I took it to the car wash just to find out that the convertible top leaks on both sides, at the 1st bend. The water was dripping at a fast pace. I had the top checked out for any problems prior to purchasing at which I was told nothing appeared to be needed. The weather stripping and top had no cracks are sign of wear. Just another headache within a month of purchase.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172012

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 76,500 miles
Traveling at approximately 40mph. Finger was cut 2mm deep by defective peeling/flaking chrome accent on manual transmission shift knob. As a result, finger was bleeding and experienced a shock from the affected nerve throughout the body while vehicle was in motion. Attention to the road was lost for a moment causing me to nearly get into an accident.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

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