bills New Reader
11/24/10 11:20 a.m.

Some friends are considering buying a new Mini Cooper S, and saw some reports on-line that made them nervous. I thought I would post here (where people actually know something about cars) to see what your experiences have been. They are wondering about maintenance and repair costs for the MCS. Would appreciate any info you may have. Bill

bills New Reader
11/24/10 11:33 a.m.

Move along. Do not know why my search did not find it, but just saw a posting a from less than a day ago with a similar question. DOH.

Ian F
Ian F Dork
11/24/10 2:09 p.m.

Most of the older threads concentrate on the earlier ('02-'06) R50/53 models. To a certain extent, the jury is still out on the current ('07 +) R56 model variations. So far, they seem to be a bit better.

amg_rx7 HalfDork
11/24/10 2:15 p.m.

62k on our 2006 S. Pretty much stock. Haven't had to spend much out of pocket other than oil changes, brakes, tires and alignment.

heyduard New Reader
11/25/10 10:16 p.m.

maintenance is covered for 36k by the dealership. oil, brakes, wipers. But not tires. beyond the free maintenance period, the MINI is like any other car: struts, brakes, oil, tranny flush, etc.

LainfordExpress New Reader
11/26/10 4:37 a.m.

Aren't Minis known for going through lots of windshields? Or was that just the Mk1s?

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