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MINI Cooper, Hatchback
#371 of 406 Re: Thermostat Housing. [ejo1]
Jun 06, 2012 (7:10 pm)
You might also try realoem.com.
#374 of 406 Re: Thinking about buying a Countryman [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 19, 2012 (11:31 am)
Mr. Shiftright wrote: "Subarus are generally very boring and they have had their issues, too, let me tell you. Been there, done that."
Have to disagree with you here. I just got a 2007 Cooper S convertible and gave my daughter my 2002 (first year they were available here) Impreza WRX.
It was a beast. When the turbocharger kicked in, you bruised your kidneys. Cornered well for its size and ZERO PROBLEMS. Had one recall. Needed one battery in 10 years and let me know in the garage one winter when it cranked over slowly. Except for recall, it only saw the dealer for routine maintenance.
Aug 20, 2012 (9:38 am)
I just purchased a 2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible and on the steering wheel there is a telephone but the manual does not explain how to pair up your phone can anyone help with this?
#376 of 406 Re: Thinking about buying a Countryman [thealterkocker]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 20, 2012 (10:03 am)
That's because you didn't get the 2.5L Subaru engine, which was very prone to head gasket failure.
#377 of 406 Re: Bluetooth [lodolsen]
Aug 20, 2012 (11:01 am)
I have a 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman and don't know much about the earlier models but on the radio controls, there's a "mode" button. I selected this choice (out of a few others, like "Aux", "Satellite", "Radio", etc.) which shows up on the radio readout screen - "Phone" being one of them. That's how I paired my android phone to my Mini. Mini Connected is a different set up and I have the standard.
One of the best Mini forums/sites I've found is North American Motoring. There are lots of posts about this issue for your year of Mini. Check them out, ask a question and I'm sure many 2006 owners will be able to hook you up.
Good luck! (By the way, I absolutely ADORE my Mini - one of the best cars I've ever owned! Can't ever wait to get behind the wheel everyday - the handling is fantastic!)
#378 of 406 Re: Bluetooth [lodolsen]
Aug 20, 2012 (5:00 pm)
It is my understanding that the phone features only work in European cars and have no functionality in the US. So it depends on where you are driving.
#379 of 406 Re: Bluetooth [lodolsen]
Aug 21, 2012 (11:51 am)
Dunno about the 2006 models.
My wife has a 2005 Mini convertible with the phone controls on the steering wheel, but they're only for "show". There isn't any Bluetooth functionality in her car. The buttons do nothing...
#380 of 406 Re: Bluetooth [busiris]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 21, 2012 (1:58 pm)
I think you need to have the Mini module installed to make those buttons work--so if you didn't order that when new, you probably can't use the buttons. I have heard that people do buy bluetooth kits, like from Parrot, but I haven't seen an installation so don't know what's involved.
You can be sure that if you buy the module from MINI, it'll cost an arm and a leg and a head.