2004 Mini Cooper S, from Manual to Automatic

Asked by Mar 29, 2016 at 08:05 PM about the 2004 MINI Cooper S

Question type: Car Customization

What would be the approximate cost of changing  
a 2004 Mini Cooper S from a Manual to
Automatic?

4 Answers

24,005

Nah, forget it- the cost will be more than the car is worth- sell it and find one with an auto- simple, and cheap-

24,005

and do NOT buy a new Mini- the engines are blowin' (in the wind)

What?!! Blast! The question was for my sister's car, but I was looking for a 2015 for myself. Yesh!! Totally gun-shy now. What years should I be looking at (and what mileage)?

30

Around 8000 USD but you really don't want to do that. The mini 6 spd manual gertag transmission is great, and long lasting, spend the money on teaching the woman to drive a manual properly. there are race tracks all over the states that offer these courses and will help make her a better driver overall. The cvt auto transmission was a horrible match for the 1st gen bmw mini. They are notorious, horrible acceleration, high failure rate. That transmission is the number one reason by far the r50 / r52 / r53 2002-2006 minis got a reputation for high breakdown and repair costs. When looking for a mini to purchase, the 04- 06 1st gen 6spd manual r50 base and r53 S, and 05-08 r52 convertible models are good buys. The 2010-2013 2nd gen r56 base, convertible, and S models with both manual and automatic are also a good choice. If you see a pattern it's that after each model update, BMW seems to need a couple of years to work out the kinks before they have a good product for the road. For the 3rd gen models based on past experience, I'd wait for the 2017+ models. with the mid generation updates you get most problems resolved and usually added hp/torque and interior refinement.

Your Answer

Cooper

Looking for a Used Cooper in your area?

CarGurus has 10,946 nationwide Cooper listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

MINI Cooper Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    760
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    530
  • #3
    Amber Weston
    Reputation
    480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
219 Great Deals out of 8,888 listings starting at $1,295
Used BMW 3 Series
1,067 Great Deals out of 32,567 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
767 Great Deals out of 60,167 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
573 Great Deals out of 38,898 listings starting at $1,895
Used Jeep Wrangler
456 Great Deals out of 19,216 listings starting at $2,500
Used Volkswagen GTI
141 Great Deals out of 6,309 listings starting at $1,490
Used Honda Accord
1,102 Great Deals out of 72,015 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla
929 Great Deals out of 63,636 listings starting at $1,850

Used Cars For Sale

2017 MINI Cooper S For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 162 listings starting at $20,547
2016 MINI Cooper S For Sale
81 listings starting at $18,950
2015 MINI Cooper S For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 362 listings starting at $14,500
2014 MINI Cooper S For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 234 listings starting at $11,995
2013 MINI Cooper S For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 206 listings starting at $7,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.