2000 BMW Mini Cooper 1.6 from UK and Ireland


A real letdown in quality despite excellent performance


Huge number of problems beyond comprehension for a brand new car. These are as follows:

Rear light collected condensation. Was replaced.

Creaking dashboard. All replaced yet still have problems.

Rattling seatbelt column. Yet to be fixed after three complaints.

Creaking A column. Took three trips to the garage to fix.

Both front seats have broken. Driver replaced, passenger to be replaced.

Gearbox failure. Had to be recovered, took over a week to be returned to me.

Seal around the front screen has come off. Replaced. Now this is coming off.

General Comments:

Great to drive, stunning looks and nice design. However the quality assurance must have lasted for about a week based on the number of problems and issues I have had with the car in 9000 miles. I find it a real shame that a very good, and fun car has in my opinion been ruined by a lack of testing of the car. A real disappointment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th January, 2003

16th Aug 2006, 10:08

I didn't think they made them on a 2000 plate.