Mini Cooper Forum banner


1895 Views 8 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  brandonbardsley
Hey guys,

I've noticed with my SD S/AT when changing from first to second I get the Smart ForTwo infamous dive, granted its not as extreme but it doesn't seem as smooth as it used to.. I think hesitant would also be a word to describe its functionality.

Has anybody else had this experience? I wasn't allowed to test drive any of the S A/T equipped cars at the dealer before ordering due to their insurance only covering over 21s and therefore I can't ask to take a Cooper S or SD auto out to see if there's any difference between mine and another. I did however test drive a JCW Auto as a passenger with my mum and don't remember it acting like mine.

I have asked them to look at this when it goes in for the Folding Mirror Replacements (entire mirror unit on both sides) and my bonnet alignment on the 16th May but I have a feeling they'll be reluctant to do anything and just say they couldn't find an issue.

Any comments or suggestions?

(p.s. I'm not trying to find another fault to use for rejection, I'm well and truly over that now.)
1 - 1 of 9 Posts
Mine is smooth as you like apart from when it's cold in the morning, when the first few changes can be felt, but even then there is no need to lean forward in anticipation. If the dealer can't let you drive an auto, maybe they can back to back test drive with a mechanic so you can prove your point.

Is there a way to "reset" the learning?
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.