2008 BMW Mini Sidewalk Convertible 1.6


Plenty of faults


The Mini Sidewalk is two years old, and already required a new gearbox at a year old. It had new front wheel bearings, and now a new clutch needed. Mini don't appear too interested. The only good thing is that it is under warranty, but as soon as that has got 3 months to go, the car will be sold as it is too costly to keep repairing.

My advice to anyone considering buying a 2008 Mini Sidewalk, is that I would not bother unless you have plenty of cash for a hire car and repairs, as Mini won't be interested once it is out of warranty.

General Comments:

Plenty of faults. Mini are not keen to exchange the car or recall, so have plenty of spare cash for your repairs and road side recovery, if you're buying a 2008 model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th January, 2011