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Is the 2007 MINI Clubman Cooper a good purchase?

Is the 2007 MINI Clubman Cooper a good purchase and what would I have to look out for?

Paul White (Cork City)

Jan 2014 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Paul,

Yes! And I'm not just saying that because I own a 2009 one... MINIs are generally pretty well made and reliable, just watch the 1.6 diesel engine for problems with the turbo and the injectors, and check the cabin carefully for signs of abuse or wear and tear. Clubmans are prone to developing an annoying rattle in the little 'ClubDoor' behind the driver's door, but there doesn't seem to be an easy cure for it. If the car cuts out under hard acceleration, check the diesel filter; it can clog and cause fuel starvation.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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