I bought this car to boost my business as a driving school.
The car itself looks great and drives well. The interior looks funky and all my pupils have commented on how good the car looks and drives.
However it appears it is not built strong enough to cope with a bit of abuse from learner drivers.
I have had 3 new clutches in this car. The first after 20,000 miles, then after 22,000 miles and now after 34,000 miles.
The dealers are polite and try to be helpful but seem unable to accept there is a problem with the car and not mine or my pupils driving.
Considering the car is built by BMW it is very poor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th May, 2003
7th Jun 2003, 06:44
I think you probably got a lemon.
30th Jun 2003, 03:51
If it's a lemon shouldn't BMW replace it???
15th Nov 2003, 17:26
Try getting BMW to replace it.
I still have the car now with 52000 miles on the clock.
The clutch has gone again after 46000 miles, I have had another power steering pump,The car cut out and would not restart (ECU fault, The traction control light comes on when driving and stops the revs from rising above 2000rpm, try getting the car up a hill then, the only solution is to stop and switch the engine off and restart it, very easy to do when you're in the middle of the road. This has already been fixed by BMW but it still happens. This car is not what I expected and I cannot wait to get rid of it.
I have had no joy with my local dealer and have involved a solicitor and a local t.v. program and will never buy a BMW again.
2002 BMW Mini cooper 16 from UK and Ireland
The biggest con for the year 2002
The engine had an electrical fire under the bonnet a few days ago. Scared me stiff.
BMW MINI say its prob because I did not take my car in for the recall on the handbrake - (if I had of done, they could of seen a problem) HAH!!
They have had mini for one week and still cannot find out why the engine caught fire!!, I will be left with a new one year old car, that will loose value because mini had a fault. IT STINKS.
If they do not off me my money back, with the sale of goods act, ie unfit for its use, everyone will know about it! I do not trust driving mini anymore to get white smoke pouring out of your bonnet on the M1 - it is very scary.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th February, 2003
Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 27 reviews