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#2448 of 2671 How big is that MINI gas tank?
Jul 14, 2007 (11:56 am)
Having recently gotten a 2007 MINI Cooper (base), I was surprised when the 10.6-gallon-rated gas tank accepted
more than 13 gallons of fuel. I queried the dealer, who said that the rating and actual capacity can be different. However, I wonder if the 13.2-gallon (50 liter) tanks for the Cooper S are also being put on the Cooper base. My "range" on the central console currently stands at 560 miles, and that seems high for 10.6 gallons. Anybody know about gas tank sizes?
#2449 of 2671 Re: How big is that MINI gas tank? [minimac1]
Jul 14, 2007 (4:56 pm)
Maybe it is rated at 10.6 Imperial Gallons.
#2450 of 2671 Re: Questions... [bodble2]
Jul 17, 2007 (10:25 am)
Actually, nevermind. I got an '07 Cooper as a service loaner today. The engine has to be off before the fob can be extracted.
#2451 of 2671 Buying 2007 S: Pros & Cons of DSC & Limited Slip Diff
Jul 18, 2007 (8:22 am)
Hi all -
I'm about to purchase a 2007 Cooper S; however, I wanted to get feedback on Dynamic Stability Control and Limited Slip Differential options.
In speaking with the dealer that I am working with he says that not many customers go with these options. I'm not sure how much this is true so wanted to get input on the pros and cons of these two options and whether they are really worth getting.
#2453 of 2671 Re: My MINI Dealer is Far away. What do you do? [stevecebu]
Jul 21, 2007 (12:59 pm)
I'm purchasing my MINI this week, and one of the pros a friend of mine told me about (she's had her MINI for over a year) is that when you need service, MINI will send a flatbed truck to your place to take your MINI and will give you a MINI loaner while yours is being serviced. So, you don't even have to drive over! ...however, I don't know if they have a distance limit. *crossed fingers* that they don't!
#2454 of 2671 How can I relie on MINI!! if...
Jul 31, 2007 (9:59 pm)
How can I relie on MINI cooper S if it's gonna be my first car for commuting? I have no idea about MINI. I am planning to get the newest one, Cooper S 2007, but still in researching. How does it function well on snow? How much problem?
Pls, I need to consider all these factors. I did test drive and I love it so bad.
#2455 of 2671 Re: How can I relie on MINI!! if... [paul_devil]
Aug 01, 2007 (9:29 am)
If day-to-day reliability is your top priority, then I would stay away from the '07, due to the fact it is a 1st-year model. Wait a couple of months, and you'd be into the '08's.
#2456 of 2671 Re: How can I relie on MINI!! if... [bodble2]
Aug 01, 2007 (10:31 am)
Thank you bodble2 for your reply.
The thing is I might buy at the end of this year since I have to work hard for my fisrt dream car MINI. Somehow, I am scared because of all problems I have read the forums. I don't think I can effort all expenses that would occur. And I never saw anyone talk about how MINI works well on snow. I also want to know about that thing as well. I don't understand what do u mean a 1st-year model?
Thank you so much
#2457 of 2671 Re: How can I relie on MINI!! if... [paul_devil]
Aug 01, 2007 (3:48 pm)
The '07 is the 1st year of a major redesign for the MINI. Even Japanese models have some growing pains with a new redesign, let alone BMW which is, generally-speaking, less reliable than the Japanese brands.
Regarding snow performance, for whatever it's worth, we've haven't had any trouble getting through light to medium snowfalls around town with our base MINI, with the standard all-seasons. In deep snow, I think the low front clearance may be an issue.