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2006 mini not S, convertible, 125,000 miles. 5-spd manual

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2006 mini cooper not S, convertible, 125,000 miles. 5-spd manual transmission makes grinding noise, local independent mechanic, ex-BMW, says transmission is shot, must be replaced. Quotes $2970 parts + tax, $1320 labor. Aside from that $ amount equaling exactly the value of repaired vehicle (Edmunds private party est $4206) , what do you think?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.
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If the transmission is grinding at that mileage then I would agree a replacement is in order. Price quotes is reasonable. You could potentially consider a used replacement but given the value of the vehicle I might consider selling it as is and putting what you can get towards a different car.
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