Complaint / review text:
My 2006 Mini Cooper S has premature transmission failure. It starts bucking wildly after driving around for 10 or 15 minutes. So, I just brought it to the shop and found out that it needs a new transmission. I'm looking at an expenditure of $8-10K. It has 65,000 miles on it and is 1.5 years out of warranty. And I just spent $1,500 to replace the water pump and radiator. If I knew then what I know now, I'd never have let the cuteness of the Mini lure me into the worst purchase I have ever made.