MINI 2006 Hatchback

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In their own words

Yes it handled like a go cart and people still had positive things to say about its cuteness. But the fuel economy wasn’t as I was expecting, nor did it feel particularly quick when you did want to make it move, positively slothful sometimes. Overall build quality was excellent but the mechanical problems and excessive oil consumption were marks against it.

How reliable do you find the car?

Good job it had a years warranty, it needed new air conditioning compressor, air conditioning condenser, VANOS solenoid, brake calipers and had oil leaks, all in thay first year of owning it. Constantly used oil but was told it was within expectations. The second year it needed a new pre cat oxygen sensor

Does the car do everything you expected it to do?

Not as economical as It was claimed to be never did any better than 40 mpg even on a run. I wouldn’t have expected the problems i had with it. The oil consumption was truly shocking for an engine that was operating normally.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Meets Expectations: 2 out of 5 2.0
  • Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 2.0
  • Darren Nixon doesn't recommend this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Petrol
  • When purchased April 2017
  • Condition when bought Used
  • Current Mileage 60,000 miles
  • Average MPG 40 mpg