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Mini Cooper: we are considering buying a Mini Cooper but we

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we are considering buying a Mini Cooper but we were told that certain years have transmission problems. Are certain models and / or years presenting with more problems than say other models of mini coopers or years? Which years are more trouble free?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  internal88 replied 5 years ago.

internal88 : Hello and welcome
internal88 : The first generation 2002-2006 MINI Cooper Coupe or 2005-2008 MINI Cooper Convertible in California have the defective transmission. Due to inferior material and designed of the internal transmission, they were prone to Premature failure.
internal88 : I have experience so many electrical problems, ignition problems and transmission issues with the mini. I would advise to lease the new 2012 mini only.
internal88 : Therefore the dealer can Take care for you in the future.
internal88 : Let me know if I have helped you out.
internal88 : The problems that I experience are from 2006-2010
internal88 : Did my advice help?
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