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The MINI has been replaced with.... - June 1, 2009, 11:06 AM

Got damn MINI was a POS.

Car wasnt a year old and it was at the dealer 5 times.

Car has 11K miles, list of fixes:

-Passenger window stopped working. (repaired twice)
-Sunroof wouldnt open when the car had been sitting in the sun for a while (repaired 3 times)
-Cam chain tensioner had to be replaced twice (car sounded like a diesle engine)
-This latest visit they replaced the clutch
-LED interior lights would light up the incorrect color instead of matching the rest of the car
-Sunroof rattled over bumps
-Lots of other annoying rattles.


All of the above was factory defects. Online forum had other folks going through the same issues. Im sorry, but a brand new car and all that mess before a year.. Sorry, but no thanks. Its all warranty now, but I know it is a trend that I will end up paying for once it is out of warranty.


So, i traded it in, and took it on the chin. yes yes, i know how dumb it is to buy a car new, take the loss of value, then turn around and trade in.

I didnt loose as much as I could have. I worked it that they came off the sticker and gave me more for my trade. Not the best, but not the worst. I think both sides gave evenly.

So here's the new bonk.

2009 135i.
Fully loaded. Has the NAV, Premium package, M package (wheels, bigger brakes)
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300 HP TT. This car has as much balls as my previous e46 M3. Plenty nice. I also like it b/c you dont see too many 135's on the road. They only got released to the US last year. They sell plenty in europe.

Unless you are a BMW enthusiast, most foks have not heard of the 1 series. Couple folks already on the road I can tell were looking at the car and noticing the 135 on the back.

Couple iphone pix.

Let the bashing begin. Cue Nunya and the rest!








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Back to purple, I see.


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So...you sold a BMW to buy a BMW off-shoot. Then you had mechanical/electrical problems, and in turn sold it and bought another BMW? Interesting.
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Sorry bout your lemon. 'Grats on the T 1 series.


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J/K, Alex! I like those little BMWs and it seems like a good choice! I had no problems with my MINI, they're just too expensive to fix (just like a BMW)!


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June 1, 2009, 11:17 AM

I was looking at the 1 series with the Finacee and she thought it was a bit small. I freakin' loved the car and was pretty pissed she passed on it.

Congrats on the new whip and enjoy it!


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So...you sold a BMW to buy a BMW off-shoot. Then you had mechanical/electrical problems, and in turn sold it and bought another BMW? Interesting.


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I have no problems with my Mini... maybe it was you.

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the 1 series was suppose to be the new 2002...didn't really get there though. I heard that the TT engine was having overheating problems in the 3 series when it first came out have they fixed this?
my boss has the 128 really likes it.


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wow...no issues with mine either...good luck with the 1!


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So...you sold a BMW to buy a BMW off-shoot. Then you had mechanical/electrical problems, and in turn sold it and bought another BMW? Interesting.
I actually knew i was going to get this comment.

In short, i think I just happened to get a lemon. Maybe the factory worker had a bad day that day and the puzzle that made my car just wasnt ment to be.

For 3 years I owned an e46 M3 and never had a problem. My wife has a 2005 BMW 330i and her car runs like a champ.
The MINI is built in the UK, the BMW in Germany. So is that the difference? I dunno.

So even though both are technically BMW's, I look at it as two different car manufactures.

I mean seriously, my 2005 F150 has had NO where NEAR the problems that my MINI did. My truck runs and acts like a champ.

Fingers crossed for now. So far this car is uber fun to drive!


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sweet. i test drove one of those, and it sure has some balls. doesn't cost too much to make it even quicker either. congrats


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I have no problems with my Mini... maybe it was you.


Probably!


Wouldnt you all be as pissed as me having all those issues before 1 year?


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