2007 BMW Mini Cooper 1.6
Smile per mile, not much can touch it
Leaking windscreen due to poor fitment when replacing a cracked screen.
ABS hydraulic control module. Replaced under warranty by the dealership.
Bought this car in August 2015. First week was perfect until it rained and water started running down the inside of the windscreen. My car has a full length glass sunroof, so I instantly feared the worse. Turned out it had a windscreen replacement just before I bought it, as it needed one for the MOT. The windscreen fitter hadn't used enough sealant to bond it in, so it leaked. A quick reseal and all is good.
The ABS warning light came on, which turned out to be the hydraulic control module fixed under warranty. Good job as the parts are £1000!!
The car though I have to say is brilliant. It changes direction like a house fly. It might not have the power of a Cooper S, but as the chassis is so well sorted, the handling makes the car very rewarding to drive and gives confidence.
The engine pulls well and likes to be revved; the more stick you give it, the better it performs. It's a very keen engine and it kind of feels like it's egging you on. The gear change is very precise and is a joy to use.
All told it's a cracking car, and I doubt there's much on the market of this sort of car for this sort of money that can match its smiles for miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2016