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Bam! 20,000 Miles - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited August 2015 in MINI
imageBam! 20,000 Miles - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

We've cleared 20,000 miles in our 2014 Mini Cooper S. Some people thought it wouldn't happen.

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Comments

  • That's good to hear. I'm surprised it hasn't had more issues. Clearly, it's a larger, more civil car that gets farther away from its "Mini" roots.
  • If I'm reading correctly the 2007 was an "S" model with sport suspension and a manual transmission while this is the base model with an automatic transmission. It makes it hard to compare the two generations.
    I could definitely see this one appealing to a wider range of people based on those differences alone; especially on LA roads with LA traffic.
  • darexdarex Posts: 187
    edited August 2015
    New BMW engine, new BMW chassis, BMW F-series electrical systems and coding, I believe, have a lot to do with it. It's clearly a lot more reliable now. My own experience with my F56 Cooper is echoing yours: No issues, no repairs, no rattles. 13 trouble-free months and counting.
  • darexdarex Posts: 187
    edited August 2015

    If I'm reading correctly the 2007 was an "S" model with sport suspension and a manual transmission while this is the base model with an automatic transmission. It makes it hard to compare the two generations.
    I could definitely see this one appealing to a wider range of people based on those differences alone; especially on LA roads with LA traffic.

    Yes, and no. Base Coopers are all turbo-charged now, and the Aisin auto in this car is very well liked.

    I have the manual, and also had a manual on my first MINI, a 2005 base. Both are Getrag units. The F56 MINI has rev-matching, which is brilliant.
  • nagantnagant Posts: 176
    Check out the LT Mini in Car and Driver.......it is a steaming pile of reliability Poo like most Minis are. When CD says something bad about any BMW product you know its really BAD. The 11 Countryman that Edmunds had was a pile as well.
  • darexdarex Posts: 187
    nagant said:

    Check out the LT Mini in Car and Driver.......it is a steaming pile of reliability Poo like most Minis are. When CD says something bad about any BMW product you know its really BAD. The 11 Countryman that Edmunds had was a pile as well.

    Just read it. Exaggerate much?

    They had a suspension issue that no one else has had, probably due to rough handling and abuse. Otherwise, the LT review was positively glowing! The rough ride is due to their poor choice of wheels/tires.
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