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Old 07-31-2015, 06:41 AM
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Default MINI #3 worst brand to own according to Consumer Reports

was a little surprised when I read this; can't say that I have had a large amount of high end maintenance for an 11 yr old, fwd, daily driver, especially since I do tend to "drive it like I stole it" most of the time. Guess my car was built on a Tue or Wed and they weren't hung-over when putting it together..

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:03 AM
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It'll be interesting to see whether the F56 improves the reliability issues since the car is 100% BMW now.
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Here you guys go. Reliability graphs for base and S.

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Old 07-31-2015, 04:23 PM
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In all fairness, at least they've actually gone through the effort of trying to collect comparative data. Where else would you recommend for the average consumer?
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It'll be interesting to see whether the F56 improves the reliability issues since the car is 100% BMW now.
Yes, because if ANYONE knows about reliability it's BMW

(And I say that even as a 100% BMW fan boy)
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:28 PM
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BMW constantly ranks a lot higher than MINI though. I mean it'll never be a Toyota but it should be a hell of a lot higher than it has been.
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BMW constantly ranks a lot higher than MINI though. I mean it'll never be a Toyota but it should be a hell of a lot higher than it has been.
Yeah, I imagine that's due, in a large part, to the fact that BMW's are a more upscale brand. MINI's are BMW's econo-hatch so they cut corners to keep the price down.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:44 PM
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That and the engines have never been BMW engines before, and that's a large part of where the issues have been.
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^^ there are worse issue with the new f series engine
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like what? What have you seen?
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Those things drink oil right off the factory floor.

BMW makes incredible cars...but they're high maintenance.

MINI makes "decent" cars...but they're still high maintenance.
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The R-53 had the smallest profit margin of any BMW vehicle ever made. It only makes business sense that they will try to " improve " their percentage as each generation comes and goes .

Case in point the r-53 was number one on the JD Powers list, the R-56 the bottom . Not that the JD powers test is the end all but it is an indicator.

Top to bottom in one generation
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