Last post on Oct 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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#542 of 548 Re: Short Throw Shifter [stiggirl]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2013 (4:15 pm)
Well there's plus and minus to a short-shifter. Me, personally, I don't think it's the best thing for street use, but that's just me. What I did was get rid of that ridiculous gearshift knob and I swear, the car shifts faster--well *I* shift faster-- now that I have a normal size knob on there.
The problem with a short shifter is in stop and go or city driving--it can feel notchy and on a 6-speed you may find it frustrating to find the right gear. I hope not, but this was my experience with other cars using short-shifters.
For track use, it could be the way to go.
So if you have a chance to postpone this, you might at least consider ordering up a universal shift knob on eBay (about $20) and trying that out and see if you like it.
#543 of 548 Mini clutch
Jun 16, 2013 (1:00 am)
I have bought a 2013 mini cooper works, it has now done 1,000 km when the car would not engage a gear. I have since been told by BMW Middle east that the clutch has burnt out & it is not covered by warranty. They have also informed me it was all down to driver error but as yet have not either given me a copy of my so called warranty nor have they given any other reason than driver error, has anyone else had this bull?
#544 of 548 Re: Mini clutch [pmac7]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 16, 2013 (6:16 am)
have they torn the car down yet and examined the pieces?
#545 of 548 Re: Short Throw Shifter [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 17, 2013 (3:02 pm)
You were so right about it feeling notchy and being frustrating to find the right gear. Big problem in LA stop and go traffic.
#546 of 548 Mini Cooper Transmission Problems
Aug 20, 2013 (7:16 am)
I have been shopping for a used car. Was highly interested in the Mini Cooper. I noticed on Ebay a couple people selling cars with transmission problems. I went to google stuff about Mini transmission problems mostly to see if buying a manual transmission would benefit me. When google hints me towards Mini Cooper Transmission Lawsuits!! There are class action lawsuitS pending because of this!!! Then I read on here, nightmares with the car both automatic and manual transmission and people having trouble with it after a brake job!! If anyone needs help with their transmission, please try to find yourself a lawyer working on this problem. From what I read, BMW will be paying out serious money to fix peoples problems even if you sold your car especially because of the transmission problem. 10's of thousands are being included. I am disappointed to read these things. I hope I can find an interesting ride soon!!
#547 of 548 2012 Mini Cooper Countyman S Clutch issues
Oct 09, 2013 (6:55 am)
I have a 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman S. It has been a great car up until 35000 miles when the clutch went out. We had taken the car several times for a burning smell with no luck or explination. The dealership is replacing it under warranty. I think partly because I have a 2002 Mini Cooper S with 170,000 miles on it with the original clutch. It can not be abuse if you have a solid history as a Mini owner I guess. I just wanted to post as I am seeing a lot of these clutch issues come up on line and I am an advocate of Mini...Hell I have two of them. But it does seem there is an issue and they should look into it...
#548 of 548 Re: 2012 Mini Cooper Countyman S Clutch issues [aquaholic1]
Oct 11, 2013 (11:36 am)
If one is interested, do a search on "dual mass flywheel failure", and you will see lots of manufacturers involved. It's no just a Mini issue...
VW, Audi, Ford, Dodge, etc...