Mini (R50/R52/R53) 2002-2006

Many owners love their Mini but they can be expensive to run and have some serious common problems.

The CVT transmissions are not at all reliable and should be avoided.

Manual transmission models can require clutch replacements much earlier than typical.

Cooling system leaks are common and some parts are made of plastic which don't last very long.

The electric power steering system can also be problematic.

Superchargers require occasional maintenance to avoid costly failures.

There have been issues with strut tower failures.

Minis have run flat tyres so there is no spare. Some owners may have swapped to cheaper conventional tyres.


Engine
Engine Type
Fuel
Timing
Spare Wheel
Rating

Engine Code
W10B16
Engine Type
1.6-litre inline 4-cylinder
Fuel
ULP
Timing
Chain
Spare Wheel
None (run-flats)
Rating

Engine Code
W11B16
Engine Type
1.6-litre supercharged inline 4-cylinder
Fuel
PULP
Timing
Chain
Spare Wheel
None (run-flats)
Rating

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