MINI Countryman SUV (2010-2016): owner reviews

"The MINI Countryman isn't the most practical crossover in the world, but it's fun to drive and quite cheap to run."

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.7 out of 5

57%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 5reviews
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  • 4reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch (5 cases)
  • Brakes (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (4 cases)
  • Other (7 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Was a lovely car to drive and just the right hight for me to get in and out.But the most annoying problem is in the changing up/down of gears 1-4. All these four gears makes a crunching sound which has now gotten on my nerves. Had it road tested by The Mini garage and was informed that is how all the Mini gears sound.Yet I haven driven the 4x4 and Convertible Model and they had smooth gear changes. My sister has a Convertible Model and also two work colleague with the ordinary Mini's and they reported that they do not have my problems. So why mine? For those of us who have been driving for over thirty years the gear changes sounds like a old car from the seventies. To say I'm disappointed is and understatement as this is not the first problem .The car had it's rear seat belt put on back to front and was not an easy job to fix as they had to take out the whole back panel.Secondly a constant rattling sound behind the drivers side.Again the car was taken in and fixed. Would dearly love a neutral Mini Dealership to look at the transmission. Really hate this car now for the constant crunching. I should be able to enjoy the car and not apologise to any passenger(s) about the crunch. "CRUNCH CLICK EVERY TRIP"
Reliability

4 out of 5

Good so far. Give it 4
Performance

1 out of 5

Bad due to the crunching gear changes. -1
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economical. Give it a 4

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
since buying car nothing has gone wrong with it not a problem with it.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

it averages around 45-50 mpg around home to town and long runs it averages around 50-60 mpg motorway driving.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Mpg is taking time to improve too easy to floor the accelerator!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41.5
Review
no problems yet
Running Cost

3 out of 5

really bad for economy compared with quoted figures

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
This mini has been very reliable as have my previous two
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The run on flat tyres are expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Pepper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

One, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Faulty!!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Chilli pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Improved build qulaity from the previous 08 Mini Cooper. The old one was not bad, this one is just better. Engine seems refined and powerful enough, a differnt type of drive after the Mini Cooper 1.6 petrol.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheapish on insurance and road tax, cheap on fuel although not had teh car long enough to see the near to 50/60 MPG Mini claim

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

chilli pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

very good
Running Cost

5 out of 5

fuel only

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

german engineering, say no more
Running Cost

4 out of 5

modest

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cooper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

no problems so far. no rattles or squeeks.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cooper s all4 chilli, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

No reliability issues a few trim rattles to be sorted out
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption is average for a petrol model. Service package is unbeatable.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Cooper S 4WD

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Lovely looking car and great concept but unreliable. Expect repair bills and breakdown costs. Broken down three times, the last of which was a complete failure of clutch and flywheel at 34,000 miles (Cost £2,300). Clutch always smells of burning, even the new replacement. Had 2 new windscreens for mysterious cracks (Apparently the windscreen is used as part of the strength of the body). Chrome badges corroded. Fuel pump and supercharger pump have both failed. Wheel nuts keep seizing and have to be drilled off. Fed up with it, don't fall for it's charm avoid at all costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

cooper d 2wd manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love my Oxford Green Mini Countryman , this is unique car for unique people. It's economical car too, and i must say, with a good driver it is fast, sharp, precise car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Poor actual mpg compared to manufacturer's claimed mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems yet
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Early days but low mpg. Not driven hard.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Mini 1 Standard trim, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent build quality and reliabillity at present.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

At present it is excellent on running costs better than I expected.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cooper sd, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

problems with gearbox
Running Cost

3 out of 5

heavy on fuel than makers predict

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cooper D ALL4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

no problems at all --car is well built with no rattles or squeaks It does what it says on the tin !
Running Cost

4 out of 5

running costs are quite --no tax in first year and £90 in subsequent years fuel consumption is poorer than expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Buid quality could be better considering the cost e.g. noisey unrefined engine and rattles from trim
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel cosumption very good high 40s excellent TLC package

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

no problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

not as good as maker claims

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Chilli, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

The car is only 3 months old but to date the reliability & build quality are first class
Running Cost

2 out of 5

I know the car is new and it is our first diesel car but to date the economy is not as good as the petrol derivative we previously had returning just above 42 mpg overall. Hopefully this will improve once the diesel engine has bedded in more!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper D pepper/media, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

no problem to date and excellent build quality
Running Cost

3 out of 5

only averaging 47 mpg! mainly motorway runs so not too economical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

mini countryman all 4 pepper pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Running Cost

3 out of 5

The Mini does not achieve anywhere near the listed mpg of 57mpg combined --the figfure is 45 no matter how easily I drive

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Pros include: very roomy, including the boot and the drop down seats are very easy to operate quickly. Phone connectivity is really good. Cons: underpowered for its size, especially when overtaking or with a people in the back. I also had a problem with the brake pedal as it's too high for my foot and in an emergency stop my foot slipped underneath it (I'm size 6 shoe, so not that small). I actually had to put newspapers under the carpet to make the ball of my foot reach the brake as only my toes reached it.
Reliability
Very reliable
Performance
Underpowered
Running Cost
Economical

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Cooper S All 4

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I bought this car from new and on day one I had issues with the clutch. I was pacified and palmed off by the Ridgeway dealership until the clutch failed at just 16,000 miles. The dealership replaced the clutch under warranty but would not allow me to inspect the parts. The car looks great but the transmission is still not right. Car stalls and judders.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 Cooper

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Offers all the refinement of a small tractor. Ridiculously noisy at motorway speeds and is uncomfortable, bumpy and clunky on the road. Reminds me of how cars used to be 20 years ago. The gear box is rough and so bad that I had it checked to make sure nothing was wrong with it. Worst of all is the fuel economy, it is nowhere near the official 63 mpg, at best I've come close to 45mpg. Nothing in this car justifies the bloated price tag, if it was at least 5000 less than I could live with the niggles, as it is now I feel disappointed and a fool for choosing such a bad car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
No issues to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very economical on tyres, low wear, fuel consumption not as good as. mINI advertise but still acceptable , drops markedly over 60mph

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Electric window issues and also electronic engine sensors.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Magic

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

One, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Temperature sensor failed, other than that everything is fine and as expected.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Bit thirstier than I expected but on the whole not to bad.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

We have had a breakdown with a known fault to the engine temperature sensor. BMW replaced it imediately but only after the breakdown - they should have recalled the car i my opinion
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Petrol consumpton worse than expected - tho might be due to faulty part described earlier

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Only minor problems, but not perfect
Running Cost

3 out of 5

mpg miles from official figures

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

3 out of 5

drive shaft fracture at month 1. unresolved vibration from dash/satnav. vibrating rear view mirror

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Chili pack all 4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

I have had no problems with reliability or build quality
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Being a diesel I find it economical and I will have to wait a year to get my free TLC

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper SD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

First car I have owned with no rattles and mpg close to manufactures claimed average
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fixed servicing cost with TLC. Good mpg and reasonable co2

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable, excellent build quality
Running Cost

5 out of 5

50mpg and TLC pack makes running cheap no road tac for 1st 12 months due to low emissions

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper s chilli pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Can't fault it
Running Cost

4 out of 5

A bit thirsty

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0d auto Park Lane All4

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
I've had no issues with the Countryman so far, this top model has a lot more space and as expected, is easy to drive, though the auto has a fuel-efficiency penalty - it returns about 10 mpg less than 1.6 diesel manual. Mine is serviced on the 5 year TLC plan, the dealer is very good but gave me a £135 quote to change the brake pads. It's an easy DIY job if you use £30 OE spec parts. I've had it for 4 or 5 months now and still look forward to taking it out.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Perfect in 3-4,000 miles so far. It had a check before the warranty ended and no faults were found.
Performance
Great in town and on A and B roads, less pokey and quiet at the motorway limit.
Running Cost
Not bad but auto box and 4WD can be expected to hit fuel economy.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 Cooper D Chilli media

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
I purchased the car from Mini as an approved used vehicle. It had 38000 miles on the car and since owning it it has been back in 3 times for components that shouldn't need replacing for the mileage. So far it has had a new clutch and dual mass flywheel and is going back to the main dealer for a new gearbox next week. The car has now done 42,000 and I have never had a car with such low mileage have these parts replaced. I had an Audi TT before this car and never had an issue with it all and a Nissan Note with 100k on it and 5 years old that never missed a beat. Averaged 68mpg yet I struggle to get 40 to the gallon with the MINI. Media pack and chilli pack nice spec etc but doesn't seem to have the same build quality as the MINI I had before the TT. Shame as I am a MINI fan and I wanted to keep this car and use it as a 2nd car eventually. However I don't think I will have it that long, will keep until the TLC expires 80k or 8 years old.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Cooper D ALL4

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
Having owned my little Citroen C3 for 5 trouble-free years I decided it was time for a change. Living in the remote countryside I chose the four-wheel drive version for driving in snow etc. I love the car but I would have expected higher MPG - I managed to get 44mpg from my little petrol C3, but I can't get close to 35mpg from my diesel MINI, which is disappointing to say the least.
Reliability
So far seems reliable
Performance

3 out of 5

No comment
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Low MPG

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0 SD all4

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
We bought this car for my wife because we needed a second 4x4 for winter as live in the sticks, but wanted something more economical than our Land Rover, with cheap tax. It provided what we need in that regard and was spacious - and performance of the SD kept me happy. I find the seats uncomfortable though, and dread long journeys in it. In fact, we always take the land for long journeys due to this - despite the extra cost. Road noise is a problem as well. I also consider them overpriced for the level of refinement - but that's just my opinion. My 2 star rating is for reliability. The car has done 24k, the wheel bearings failed at 20k and the transfer box has just catastrophically failed. The car has had no abuse whatsoever. It is still just in warranty, but I have lost all faith in it. I don't know how common these problems are, ours may just be a Friday 5pm car, but either way I will be selling it ASAP. This is a real pain as I wanted to change my Land Rover next year - that will have to be put on hold.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 cooper, automatic, chilli pack

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
I bought a new Countryman to replace a Clubman. This is actually my third brand new Mini and I am reluctant to buy anything else right now. The build quality is excellent; you always get a reassuring 'thunk' when you close the door. All three of my cars included the service pack and means no unexpected repair bills or service costs, but then the most I have had to replace on any of them is tires and wiper blades. Others have reported faults with their Minis, but I doubt this is down to the build quality, rather the way they have been driven. I drive sensibly and haven't managed to wear anything out apart from a few tires. Minis drive like a go-kart, so if you want a car that looks good and drives easily in any condition, this may be the car for you. Handling is very direct and there is no distinguishable difference between the smaller versions and the larger Countryman apart from the ride height - surprisingly, for a taller car, there is very little body roll either when cornering. The Countryman has more room than the rest of the Mini family, it's comfortable without being huge inside or out. The design is clever and imaginative. Though Minis aren't particularly cheap, they are durable and reliable - in 7 years the AA have never been called out to any of my Minis unlike other small cars I have owned, I've never even had a flat battery. Ignore reviewers who have had problems, this is not indicative of Minis at all from my experience. I also have no vested interest in the company or anyone who works for it either, I am completely impartial.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
No problems experienced
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption on a spirited drive is as to be expected, but when driven for economy is very frugal, nice to have the best of both worlds available.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Had no problems, so no need to return to dealer. This is my third Mini, & all have beeped of the same high quality.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Only have to fill it up at worst once a month, & only £30 a year for road tax. Insurance costs me about £230 so good for running costs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent Car, very reliable. so well designed, inside and out, Family car with cool looks. (well is in the colour I have it anyway!)
Running Cost

2 out of 5

£60 fill up gives about 300 miles...at about 29.7 mpg. I thought it would be a little better, but I suppose its a cooper S.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper SD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Build quality only average for a car costing more than £25000 rattles from dashboard and rear cabin
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Average 45MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cooper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

the only problem was a faulty brake wear sensor. other than that the car has been faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economy isn't the best returning just over 44mpg. this is against a book average of 60ish

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6D Chili/Media pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

A couple of niggling rattles, bonnet doesn't fit properly and some of the steering wheel function buttons need to be pressed really hard to work (ie; cruise control)
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I'm getting 42mpg which bearing in mind it's a 4wd and I spend a lot of time in traffic, is quite reasonable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

Very good all round
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Ok not as good on fuel as advertised, but still good, 5 year service pack as bonus

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

One, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Beautifully finished but robust.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheap as chips to run!

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Mini Cooper SD All4 Diesel 2.0

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38.9
Review
I loved this car when we got it. Drives well, good sight around and solid body. However, on its second service we had to have a faulty CPU replaced. The dealer messed this up and it took days rather than hours to sort. When they did some work on the boot the dealer noticed a scratch down to the body metal under the name badge which would have been a fault from the factory build. The boot opening badge has also degraded but Mini just say wear and tear so won't replace. We are constantly having to replace faulty bulbs. Six months ago we had the end of 3 year warranty service and check when we were told that the car needed new brake pads and discs all round. To say we were shocked was an understatement having only done 30,000 miles and the 3 years age. We have had a VW Tiguan, a Landrover Freelander, a Mercedes A Class, a Fiat 500, a VW Golf in recent years... All new, all kept for 3/4 years, and all drive in similar conditions for 8-10,000 miles per annum. We have never had to replace pads or discs on any of these cars. So we went indepdendent on a recommendation and found that we only needed pads replacing, the discs would be good for another 30k. This week the car started making a horrendous noise. Took it to the dealer and found the drivers wheel bearings needed replacing...wear and tear again. We are furious that a car of such low mileage and age has had so many, expensive, wear and tear repairs. Will not be buying Mini again.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper S

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Changed from Ford Fiesta to this car. I needed the higher seat placement. I have chronic deteriorating back problems. I'm 6' and can now swing my legs out and stand up from seat. But also my 5'6" wife can adjust to her. My wife and I play who can get best MPG on commute she gets 42mpg I can consistently get 54.7. Interior is good, comfortable seats the biggest thing for me and my back. Boot space with rear seats in place is good. I can get my non folding wheelchair in no problem. The run flat tyres give a bit of road noise but nothing that would make me change. This is the first diesel I have owned and was surprised it didn't sound too much like a tractor inside. Outside can be noisy. But I'm not outside the car. Air con and heaters etc all perform well. Only needed one service so far.. Car threw up service light. No other problems. All electrics fine and no bulb replacements etc. every other weekend gets a long run 3 up on shopping trips. I have used the rear seats, I love the reclining , forward rearward adjustment feature, I can get a comfortable position for my back. Plenty of head room. Boot loading is fine. I sit on boot floor while putting the wheels on my wheelchair. Hatchback not heavy either. I like it and it returns well over 56 mpg on m way on cruise control.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Never once let me down
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Does what it says on the tin

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
So far, zero problems to report but Mini operate a very good warranty/service scheme. This is my second Mini.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Thought the MPG would be better, given we don't push much beyond 4,500 miles a year. Appreciate it's a Sport, but then again.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Very good no problem
Running Cost
Price of fuel with very very bad mpg (not near quoted mpg).tyers are over Ł200.Would be high insurance.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Although it never fails to start there does seem to be a problem (shared with other Mini owners I know) with the engine fan continuously running after the engine has been switched off.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Tyres seem to wear and are hard to come by (205 x 55)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
This car has been in the garage 7/8 times in it's short life! These were all mechanical issues, nit starting, faulty transfer box, turbo issues.....
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Tyres as run flats are Ł150 a piece, fuel consumption is far lower than advertised

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
NOT HAD ANY ISSUES YET
Running Cost

5 out of 5

NOT HAD ANY ISSUES YET

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper S All4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It was a good move!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic car, all the mini style but in a more practical family friendly layout.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

This is one of the best built cars I have owned. There have been no "teething problems" that you sometimes get on new cars. Everything works as it should.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

It's quite heavy on fuel fdor the size of engine but if I could accelerate less sharply and the MPG would go up but that wouldnt be as much fun!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

it is beautiful. Both my BMW mini's have driven as if still new, for years.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

A few rattles, prob due to firm ride.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

TLC Great

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Miles per gallon could be better and road tax could be cheaper, but the 4 wheel drive lowers the economy and raises the VED

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper SD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

a few internal rattles from behind interior trim unrefined diesel engine
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Average 48MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

1 out of 5

I rejected the first vehicle that was delievered due to poor quality paintwork.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper SD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

A nuber of rattles from the dashboard and rear of the car Loud clattery engine
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Average over 40mpg

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