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Old 06-10-2013, 07:30 AM
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Default New Member from Palm Beach Florida, Looking for Advice....

Hello, I am a new member to this forum and live in Palm Beach Florida. I am looking to get a little advice as to whether or not a Mini Cooper is a good choice for my needs. I want to pay cash for my Mini and will have about $5-$7k to spend.

First let me say I love the way it looks and since money is a little tight I am having a hard time trying to decide if it will be a good choice for me. so here are a few questions I would like some help getting answered...
  1. I have read stories on the internet about how unreliable and expensive these cars are to own and repair. is this fairly accurate?
  2. Is the a particular year I should totally avoid due to problems?
  3. I plan to use this car as a daily commuter car to drive 60 miles a day 6 days a week, would this car be a good choice for that?
  4. I do not have a garage or covered area to store the vehicle, any issues with that?
  5. I have read that the Automatic Trans. in the 02-04 models are troublesome and I think these are the years that will be in my price range, so I am planning on buying a Mini with a Manual Trans. is this a safe bet or am I mis-informed?
  6. any other things I should know or advice to look at or for while searching would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Last edited by Minkota; 06-10-2013 at 07:39 AM.
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