Should I buy a new mini even though its awaiting a Trans?


Asked by Aug 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM about the 2013 MINI Cooper S Convertible

Question type: Shopping & Pricing


I found a 2013 MINI Cooper Roadster S that has everything I want.  I found out the day I
decided to buy it that the 6 speed manual transmission needed to be replaced.  I know
MINI had transmission issues back in 02-06 in the US with automatics.  I'm curious if I
should wait for the transmission to be replaced or should I wait for a newer model or
build the same thing I'm currently waiting for with a transmission that works?

3 Answers


Up to you. If the current cars tranmission is being replaced by the dealer or other competent shop that will give you a warranty on it, then maybe you want to wait. The newer model will be more money, so how much money and patience do you have?

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MINI had the trans built and shipped from Germany. The dealer will be replacing it. I can't take if off the lot until the trans has been replaced. It will be covered by the MINI warranty.

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Can I ask what the transmission problem was? I have just purchased a 63 plate cooper roadster and it too has had to have the gearbox replaced, I collected it and I still think it feels tight and clunky!! Any advice welcome! I'm not happy so taking it back to dealership...

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