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Old 01-26-2011, 08:38 PM
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i have a 2006 mini cooper s convertible 6 speed manual and 100000 miles. recently, 3 lights came on -- engine service, ASC, run flat monitor. with that, my car runs really slow no matter how fully i step on the accelerator. it takes about 10 to 20 seconds to go up to about 30 mph and my rpm stays below 3000. i was causing some traffics on the way home today. I don't know what the problem is and not sure whether to take it to the dealer, or is authorized independent mini repair shop any good? im in LA and i found authorized repair shop in 6-7 miles from where i live called Avus autosport.
Old 01-27-2011, 12:11 PM
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While I do not know what is wrong with your car you need to get it serviced. If the car will not go above 30 because it is in " limp home mode" Basically the car has a problem and there is only enough power to do small things. You do not want to ruin it .
Old 01-27-2011, 02:28 PM
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get the cars computer scanned to get codes. If you are not a mechanic it will likely need dealer/service anyway
Old 01-30-2011, 11:02 PM
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i think its time for you pal to get your car serviced well
if it's really not accelerating well, there is something very wrong with it
Old 07-16-2015, 08:50 PM
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Default What was it?

My car is doing the same thing as of today.. What was the issue? How much was the repair?
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