Considering a 2008 MINI Convertible, what am I looking at in maintenance & repairs?

Asked by Oct 08, 2013 at 10:34 PM about the 2008 MINI Cooper Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 owner car that always lived in the same city. 52k miles MINI Cooper Convertible "Sidewalk". It's appearance is prestine, inside and out but it is out of warranty. We plan to purchase an extended warranty. Buying from CarMax so that gives me some comfort and their service dept claims all they did to put it on the ot was oil change, tires, replaced one rubber gasket/weather stripping inside the door. My main concern is the cost of repairs and how many miles I should get out of it before replacing the clutch, timing belt etc....

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Carguru "Judge_roy" would be able to anwser this question with ease.

I bought a 2005 Mini Cooper S convertible 3 years ago with 22k miles on it and drove about 19k miles. Roughly I spent $3,500 in repairs and maintenance including a full set of tires and brakes. The only main repair I had to do was a wheel sensor that was triggering 3 lights (abs, disc, tire pressure) which was around $500. I'm selling it right now (Permalink: http://cargur.us/qfHZ) because I just had a baby but I love the car overall. Very fun to drive, you won't regret it!

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Sorry posted under my wife's name by accident:) she's been using my iPad!

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Buy a new one. They are madeby BMW and are a little more reliable than in 2008. Why do you there are so many available

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