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Old 03-10-2013, 07:11 AM
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Highest mileage on a R56 Justa?

I have read a few posts that mention R56 MINI's that have mileages well over 100,000 miles. I would like hear from Justa owners with the very high mileages what problems they had and how they took care of their cars.

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:57 AM
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No high mileage 2nd generation Justa's?

Morris, 2011 MC, PW/B
 
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:21 PM
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Sorry, --- if my 2002 MINI Cooper is not an R56, I apologize for interrupting here.

But, I've never had to apologize for that car. It's been a joy to live with for 10 1/2 Years!
I'm waiting for it right now at Milwaukee's International MINI while they perform the routine 519,000 mile inspection. No problems no complaints, no questions - it's just time someone looks closely
at places this 87 year old doesn't go down to admire anymore. (Oh, Yeah - that muffler is original)
 

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hstanfield View Post
Sorry, --- if my 2002 MINI Cooper is not an R56, I apologize for interrupting here.

But, I've never had to apologize for that car. It's been a joy to live with for 10 1/2 Years!
I'm waiting for it right now at Milwaukee's International MINI while they perform the routine 519,000 mile inspection. No problems no complaints, no questions - it's just time someone looks closely
at places this 87 year old doesn't go down to admire anymore. (Oh, Yeah - that muffler is original)
Mr. Stanfield, I was hoping you would chime in...you and your Mini are an inspiration to this Forum.

My hat is off to you kind sir!!
 
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:41 PM
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Nice to see HWS chiming in on NAM! Good to hear from you and that silky smooth MINI of yours.
 
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:00 AM
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[QUOTE=hstanfield;3703648]Sorry, --- if my 2002 MINI Cooper is not an R56, I apologize for interrupting here.

Thanks for the great reply, This is exactly the type of response I was looking for. There are so many threads pointing out the problems, we need some posts that point out something positive. I have read several posts showing the high mileage of some 1st generation MINI's. I am hoping that some of the 2nd generation owners that have higher mileages will also reply.

Morris, 2011 MC, Pw/B
 
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bump for this - mine's got 87k, purchased used though
 
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bump for this - mine's got 87k, purchased used though
Used or not, 87k is 87k and so long as it is still making you I think you can be added to the list!!

Molly will be 5yrs. old on April 19th and will have not hit 60,000mi. by then...I couldn't be any brighter each and every day we motor!!
 
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:14 AM
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The Kid will turn 5 on Aug 10. Next week he will hit 74K. Miles of smiles (and mods).
 
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Originally Posted by RJKimbell View Post
Used or not, 87k is 87k and so long as it is still making you I think you can be added to the list!!

Molly will be 5yrs. old on April 19th and will have not hit 60,000mi. by then...I couldn't be any brighter each and every day we motor!!
thanks lol - in celebration of buying the car I will take it autocrossing tomorrow
 
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Just picked up an '07 with 83k on it. Hoping it treats me well, seems to run great so far. I'm a mechanic on the side, so it will get good maintenance and upkeep.
 
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im at 120k right now have hit a major problem with the car. i dont want to discourage anyone, i want to do the opposite infact. i hope this post will help anyone in the future if they have the same problems as i do and can show anyone who needs help that its a very doable job with a little time hahah.


http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...=11772&page=47
 
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Molly turned over 60,000mi. today...this is the first time I've been happy that a car I have owned has had that many miles, I think because I've been the whole time and I've said many times "she's getting better with age!!"
 

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My 08 Cooper is at 87000 and no issues to report. Reading the high mileage successes of so many has brought me the confidence of many more years with this one.
 
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I've got a 2012 Knightsbridge Edition Cooper which just crossed 43k KM. Running like a dream so far and I hope it continues like this :D
 
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:51 PM
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Mine was purchased new in 2011 and now has 58K miles. The horns turned into chew toys twice and were replaced under warranty. Otherwise no complaints.
 
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At 96000 miles, no issues to speak of!
 
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my 2010 has just over 110000 and rapidly increasing!
The only repairs/issues so far: spark plugs changed @ 67000, one 02 sensor replaced @ 105000, just did timing chain tensioner bolt, oilfilter housing gasket replaced around 75000, and all 4 brakes replaced. Regular oil changes. No major issues. Best car I own so far!
 
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:32 PM
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Wow! Hats off to you! That is a lot even for work and pleasure combined.
When did you front and rear brakes go, respectively?
 
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front brakes I think were around 70k and rear were around 90k, I dont like to use the brakes! I replaced rotors also.
 
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Originally Posted by RJKimbell View Post
Molly turned over 60,000mi. today...this is the first time I've been happy that a car I have owned has had that many miles, I think because I've been the whole time and I've said many times "she's getting better with age!!"
Molly will be turning over 70,000mi. tomorrow...what is quoted above still holds true!!
Just did her 5.5yr. Maintenance Service last weekend, Oil Change, Transmission Flush and Fill, didn't need much else, but did find a small coolant leak at the base of the Oil Stack.
Still runnin' strong and can still keep up with the "S"s in the PDX MINI Club!!
 
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:48 AM
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Mine has passed 96000 and still no issues. I am actually fixing the roadrash chips and going to replace the bonnet stripes with another set of OEM ones that I have in my possession. That makes it younger right?
 
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:13 PM
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Put another 2K in the past few weeks so it is now 60K+. Front brakes were replaced at around 45K, rear brakes around 58K. Oil pump solenoid, engine harness, and thermostat replaced today.
 
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:49 AM
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2007 Base 133,000

I am the second owner of a 2007 Mini with 133,000 miles. The previous owner put 100,000 on this as a saleman in 4 years. The timing chain was replaced at 129,000. That is the only thing besides brakes and tires. I use 10w40 Mobil in a hot climate. Runs like new but it does burn about a quart of oil every 3,000 and I need to check it monthly and top it off off to keep the motor lubricated properly. The long interval for oil changes by the dealer is the main problem in my opinion. People simply do not check their oil and it wears down the timing chain.
 
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^ interesting that your base cooper needed the timing chain, though it is high mileage. have you tried different oils, to see if it still burns those? mobil 10w40 is pretty thick, and even in hot weather, a cold start is still under operating temperature for oil, not to mention harder on the pump, etc. etc.

my old '08 base cooper had like 97k miles, no problems. my '13 cooper has about 450 miles, no problems either lol
 

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