2002-2006 Mini Cooper (R50)

Buying advice R50 -03

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Old 04-22-2015, 04:45 AM
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Default Buying advice R50 -03

Hello,

I am new to mini coopers and i am looking to buy my first one. i have found a -03 with 15 000km and the seller is asking 39 000SEK about 4500USD.

It has a small amount of rust in the back and the central lock on the driverdoor has some problem.

It has just gone trough service and it has a new cooler and new brakes.

This will be my daily car going back and fourth to work. So i will drive around 10km a day year round (sweden)

Yes/No?

Should i save up and buy a newer one?

Thanks
 

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Old 04-23-2015, 02:50 AM
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The price is not bad considering the minor problems it has. Have you test drove it yet?
 
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by teamslam1 View Post
The price is not bad considering the minor problems it has. Have you test drove it yet?
No, Will do that tomorrow I am most worried about gearbox failure.
 

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Old 04-25-2015, 10:00 PM
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There are stories about that but only if you get the non S model.
 
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Originally Posted by teamslam1 View Post
There are stories about that but only if you get the non S model.
What are these stories please?
 
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:18 AM
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Just that the gearboxes will fail. It'll get stuck, grind and or pop out.
 
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