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What do you dislike about your F56?

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:28 PM
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I haven't even taken delivery yet, and my biggest pet peeve from the beginning has been the reduction in size of the fuel tank. The unofficial 'official' response given to me was, for weight reduction. What's gas weigh, 8 pounds a gallon? I'd rather have that 3-4 gallons back and have a longer range between fill-ups.

It would make sense to reduce the fuel tank size, if the intent was to make room for a urea tank for a diesel variant. But I have a feeling we won't see a diesel before the next refresh.
I recently filled up the tank for the first time, but it wasn't completely empty yet. How small is the new tank? I was estimating that it was only about 11 gallons, including reserve?
 
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by comport View Post
I recently filled up the tank for the first time, but it wasn't completely empty yet. How small is the new tank? I was estimating that it was only about 11 gallons, including reserve?
I think it's about 2 gallons less than the R56, which is 14.2 gallons. Which is goofy unless they needed a smaller tank for a reason.
 
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:51 PM
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I recently filled up the tank for the first time, but it wasn't completely empty yet. How small is the new tank? I was estimating that it was only about 11 gallons, including reserve?
MINI has the technical data online, but off the top of my head I think it's 11.something gallons, including the reserve.
 
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by siriuszero View Post
MINI has the technical data online, but off the top of my head I think it's 11.something gallons, including the reserve.
Official specs say it's 11.6 gallons. I think the official number for the R56 was 13.2 or so, but there are reports of folks putting in closer to 14. For a different perspective, the Countryman/Paceman tank is right at about 12. I think.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:47 AM
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Gererally, I am pleased with my '14 MCS. What I dislike the most:

1. Fit and finish could be better. Gaps between panels, squeaks on my MINI made in March 2014 are my gripes. The dealer says that it is so much better than previous versions, but that's irrelevant to me.

2. The standard leatherette/vinyl upholstery is not ventilated and can be hot. I had assumed that it was ventilated, but I didn't ask when I ordered that car.

3. That rough/jerky upshift & downshift when that automatic shifts between 2nd and 1st. All other shifts are very smooth.

I like the looks, the power, the handling, the size and I can tolerate the ride, so no regrets about my purchase.
 
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:31 AM
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Hate that the steering is mushy when in Sport Mode - was not like that in my old 2011 Mini.

Hate the body roll. The old mini was never like that in the corners.

Hate the smaller sunroof.

Hate that they took away the burble & pop exhaust.

Sadly, there's a lot I hate about this car.
 
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:48 AM
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Its probably just me but, getting in and out is kinda a pain. I have the sport seats and my preferred driving position is normall length to pedals with the steering wheel low and all the way pulled out. When I get in and out I always rub on the side bolster or wheel. Im not really too fat...other than that car is great!
 
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:01 AM
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I am glad I found this thread, I'm on and off again about buying a 3rd mini, maybe changing our r56 in on a new one

but I read no dipstick NO WANT, sorry I have to deal with that terrible Idea on my bmw's I do not want to own another one of those, they fail, search the bimmer forums for plenty of examples.
 
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by NickyD999 View Post
Its probably just me but, getting in and out is kinda a pain. I have the sport seats and my preferred driving position is normall length to pedals with the steering wheel low and all the way pulled out. When I get in and out I always rub on the side bolster or wheel. Im not really too fat...other than that car is great!
I have the same problem but only when I get in. I find that I have to turn my butt sideways and lift over the bolster. I'm not fat either.
 
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:21 AM
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I love my F56, but there are two things that annoy me:

1) The horn doesn't beep to confirm locking of the vehicle like my VW did. I always find myself walking back to the car, questioning whether it locked or not (I guess I needed to buy the alarm system to get this feature).

2) The standard bluetooth support is a bit lame. I don't have the voice activated navigation, so I can't dial by voice with my iPhone or use the "voice command" button on the steering wheel. That button does absolutely nothing if you don't have the "Connected" package and it screws around with my OCD. I absolutely hate staring at a button I can't ever use.

I always need to use Siri to dial the person (or risk getting into an accident by dialing through the radio controls), yet I can answer and hang up through the phone button on the wheel.

Other than that, everything is just peachy!
 
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:28 AM
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Do you have "Hey, Siri" turned on? I just found out about this.

It doesn't help me because I don't have a web connection.
 
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by hammerhands View Post
Do you have "Hey, Siri" turned on? I just found out about this.

It doesn't help me because I don't have a web connection.
No, I don't have it turned how. However, that may just be the trick I need

Will give it a go.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:10 PM
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You jumped into the wrong forum section, this is f56 2014 and newer! We have our window controls were they should be.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:01 PM
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Ha! Thanks for that. Write it off as a newby mistake.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NickyD999 View Post
Its probably just me but, getting in and out is kinda a pain. I have the sport seats and my preferred driving position is normall length to pedals with the steering wheel low and all the way pulled out. When I get in and out I always rub on the side bolster or wheel. Im not really too fat...other than that car is great!
Problem with that is after a few years, the side bolster will get very scraped and worn-looking.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:51 PM
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I dislike that it didn't come with an LSD. Much better with one added.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:03 PM
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Complaints

After all these complaints, I think my current MINI ( my third) is my last. What a bunch of whiners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely not car enthusiasts. "the window button is in the wrong place." Get a ****ing grip.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:16 PM
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I bought my first MINI in 2008, an S Manuel. I hung out with the Redwood Mini Owners group out of Headlsburg,Ca. We were a driver's group. The runs were fun and the members were car guys.
It's gone. Boring drives to the nearest donut shop.
I am going back to a performance oriented car. MINI has lost me. Too "touchy feely". No more rawness.
 
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:00 AM
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dpcompt View Post
I bought my first MINI in 2008, an S Manuel. I hung out with the Redwood Mini Owners group out of Headlsburg,Ca. We were a driver's group. The runs were fun and the members were car guys.
It's gone. Boring drives to the nearest donut shop.
I am going back to a performance oriented car. MINI has lost me. Too "touchy feely". No more rawness.
You're whining about whining. People have different reasons for buying cars. You didn't invent the only reason for buying a Mini.
 

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Old 11-20-2016, 10:19 AM
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I bought my first MINI in 2008, an S Manuel. I hung out with the Redwood Mini Owners group out of Headlsburg,Ca. We were a driver's group. The runs were fun and the members were car guys.
It's gone. Boring drives to the nearest donut shop.
I am going back to a performance oriented car. MINI has lost me. Too "touchy feely". No more rawness.
This is EXACTLY how Mini hooked me (and my wife). The improved "touchy feely," which some of us consider to be refinement and product improvement, motivated us to purchase a new Clubman S All4. We gravitated from a stunning Jaguar XK and a rowdy Range Rover Evoque -- both refined and well-engineered cars that were fun to drive. The earlier generation Minis never grabbed us. The 3rd generation got us to bite and we are enjoying the car very much. What can I say? I'm an aging yuppie scum that likes more refinement and Mini needs to survive in the real world marketplace, where they currently own less than 1% of the US car market -- about the same size niche as Porsche. And, if you've driven a high-dollar Porsche lately, you know that those cars, too, exude much more refinement than the old 912 my daddy had back in the 1960's. Time marches on.
 
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:31 AM
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Oil measured electronically. No dipstick.
Wrong answer.
Correct answer: No dipstick? That's bull***t!
When it breaks, you're out of luck. And if you're a home mechanic, you don't change your oil on a lift; you jack up the front, which means a little oil can remain behind. What to do? You can't simply measure the oil before refilling; you need to rely on the dipstick measurement. I see how the electronic reminders are great for most drivers but it's not for me.
 

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Old 11-21-2016, 07:00 PM
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Handling is not as responsive as the R56
It's too easy to inadvertently trigger the rear hatch to open with the key fob
Inadequate, too muted interior trim options
Tach looks like it's from a Buick - bring back the R56's Tach
Bring back sport suspension as an option
 
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:52 AM
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Handling is not as responsive as the R56
It's too easy to inadvertently trigger the rear hatch to open with the key fob
Inadequate, too muted interior trim options
Tach looks like it's from a Buick - bring back the R56's Tach
Bring back sport suspension as an option
There's a software update for the trunk open behavior using the key fob. Take it to the dealer, it'll take couple hours.
 

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