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Ordering a new Mini Possibly tommorw!

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Hi everyone, This is my first time posting. Its looking like my wife and I are finally going to pull the trigger on a new F56 Mini cooper S 5 door in volcanic Orange, (One of the first in western canada?) We plan to order it with most of the options available. This will be our first mini and my wifes first european car. I own a supercharged 2001 330i loaded with goodies, Picture in my Signature. Owning a BMW for several years we are well of some of the quirks that come along with owning a European car but im curious as to what kind of issues and "weird" problems you guys have had when it comes to these cars, We do plan to track the car lightly in the summer time, Its going to be my wifes daily driver. How many of you guys daily drive them? How many of you drive them where it gets very cold. Im from Saskatchewan Canada :) Im curious to what you guys have to say!
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Good choice, I think you and your wife will be delighted with an MCS. I drive a F55 Cooper diesel and it works fine here in the cold Swedish weather. My closest neigbour drives a loaded MCS auto and is very pleased with it.

I would not however base my thoughts on European cars on a 15 year old modified one...

A couple of us has had the tranny replaced and some others have had the engine (only on MCS manual) and tranny replaced. seems however like this only happens on early production cars.

Rear shocks seems to be making clonking sounds on some cars.

Door seals (on some 2-door) rub against the paint and make marks.

Engine light can come on if the gas lid is not screwed on properly.
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Really not my intension of turning this into an US vs European bashing thred, but I had a 2014 wrangler before my Mini and besides the pentastar engine that was mildly high tech with variable cams and 78bhp/litre the car was a from the stoneage...

But offcourse, the more advanced the car is engineered, The more weight optimised the parts are and the more power you extract from a small dispacement engine, the smaller the margins for errors.
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