2010 BMW Mini Reviews

2010 BMW Mini Cooper S 1.6 turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Some mini adventure

Faults:

Annoying rattle from day one.

Air con doesn't work.

Proving to be an unreliable nightmare.

General Comments:

Cannot wait to get rid of the Mini. It's unreliable and impractical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2013

2010 BMW Mini Clubman John Cooper Works 1.6 turbo from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

If you've never driven a MINI, go test drive one today!

Faults:

Coolant temperature sensor went bad, but it was replaced under warranty for free. I was in and out of the dealer in minutes with a loaner, and then again later with my own car.

General Comments:

It's a very peppy little car. Coming from a tuned A4, I did not think I would be very happy with a FWD smaller car; I was wrong. The car is very fun to drive, and even when driving spiritedly, I am getting 32MPG. I am very happy with the purchase and the car as a whole.

Pros:

It handles like a go kart (goes where you want when you want).

Suspension is very stiff.

Fuel efficient and fast (very hard to get both).

Fun to drive.

Nice place to be in.

Cons:

The seats can be uncomfortable after long rides, because of no lumbar support on the basic sports seats.

Suspension may be too stiff for some.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2013

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews