>2013 MINI Cooper S
Stop me from pulling the trigger. 55K sounds like a lot.
the newer mini cooper s's have issues is what i've heard from a bmw mechanic, I own 2002- 2005 model which were the most robust ones with the eaton m45 supercharger. Never had any issues with it and it's at 75k's (km's)
just mi 2cents
Kinda what these guys said. I owned an R53 ('04), that I bought at 100k, and took to 155k. No issues, just kept up on maintenance.
Test drove a few newer ones later. I wasn't that impressed.
The first gen US mini coopers were OK cars, if you liked the retro look.
The current crop is pretty underwhelming, lots and lots of much better cars in their price range.
I'd look elsewhere, OP
>bmw build quality/reliability and maintenance
get a fiesta st you'll be doing yourself a huge favor
fuck i'd rather get a 500 abarth over a mini at least the fiats you can pick up silly cheap second hand
>55k is still a nearly new car
I'll help you OP
My brother had a 2008 Cooper S with the shitty french engine. Bought it new
>a-pillar trim pulling up
>timing chain tensioner death rattle multiple times ($1000+ out of warranty but he got the extended one)
>overheated necessitating engine swap
>fuel line came loose resulting in a no-start
Only buy one if your roads are glass and if you think the driving dynamics are worth the cost of maintenance.