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12-21-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By R60All4

I sold my '12 Countryman @ CarMax. They offered...

I sold my '12 Countryman @ CarMax. They offered more than Ferman and Wesley Chapel. Both dealers low balled me about 5k less than KBB and 4k less than Lexus of Clearwater offered. Neither could fix...
09-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By R60All4

Bought and CMS ALL4.... While not a "problem"...

Bought and CMS ALL4.... While not a "problem" with the car, it was a major error on my part to trust anything electric on it, my fuel gauge would show 90 miles, 80, 70, at 60ish it would click on the...
08-15-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By R60All4

Check out some info on Turbo chargers, forced...

Check out some info on Turbo chargers, forced induction, super chargers. Not being rude, just some key terms to help out. Videos are also a helpful source of information.

:thumbsup: Hopefully...
08-15-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By R60All4

Its to do with Turbocharged/supercharged...

Its to do with Turbocharged/supercharged vehicles.

Mini Coopers= No boost
Cooper S/JCW/GP= Boost
06-18-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,319
Posted By R60All4

I was -500 on the service note and my service...

I was -500 on the service note and my service writer tried to refuse an oil change because I had driven so much in 3 months. Service manager told me "annual to the day is free, not mileage" I spent 3...
06-13-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By R60All4

Yes!! I did!! And everyone thought I was crazy......

Yes!! I did!! And everyone thought I was crazy... :cry:

Check the thread I started in the R60 finding/fixing problems "Not so cool AC" and see my dilemma.
I've since sold my mini but my...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-06-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,999
Posted By R60All4

MINI of Tampa Bay was notorious for surveys. The...

MINI of Tampa Bay was notorious for surveys. The funny thing was they always demanded all 10's even when service was not completed.

I went in for my car not recognizing my key and having to have...
06-05-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By R60All4

Ive replaced my ALL4 with an IS-F, but I also...

Ive replaced my ALL4 with an IS-F, but I also have a STi for a weekender. I missed the mechanical AWD and Brembos. In the AWD cars, STi/WRX are great, Evo 8-9, X are fun and less expensive + easier...
06-03-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By R60All4

Thanks for the replies and well wishes. In my...

Thanks for the replies and well wishes.
In my issues with the car, I forgot 1 key issue that I had. On 4 separate occasions, I would go about as usual and then the car would act as if I had no key,...
06-03-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By R60All4

Sold my ALL4

I recently sold my 2012 Countryman S ALL4 at CarMax. No regrets other than getting a problematic car.
In September 2012, I bought my MINI home, I was very happy, but shortly after, too many little...
05-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,458
Posted By R60All4

Thanks Slave to Felines!:thumbsup: The...

Thanks Slave to Felines!:thumbsup:

The first car I bought myself was a stick, I had never driven one before as nobody in my family had anything but trucks 1500 series being the smallest. Dad had...
05-29-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,458
Posted By R60All4

I got an auto in my CMS All4 b/c of Injury to my...

I got an auto in my CMS All4 b/c of Injury to my left leg. It made driving easy for work, but I still enjoy a manual in my '13 STi. I don't drive it much do to chronic pain, but its something I feel...
05-25-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,384
Posted By R60All4

I've sold 2 cars to CarMax. 1st car was a Mazda,...

I've sold 2 cars to CarMax. 1st car was a Mazda, got more than what I was offered privately and from dealers. 2nd was last week, and it was my '12 Countryman ALL4. I received 175$ more than I had...
05-16-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

So, I got my car back on May 11th. It appeared to...

So, I got my car back on May 11th. It appeared to be in working order, then on Monday, the 13th, I drove back home to FL, AC still feels lackluster, but its steady for the first 170 miles then I hear...
05-16-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By R60All4

Is it the door itself or is it the little black...

Is it the door itself or is it the little black button on the door handle?

I'm having the same problem with my driver door, for me its the comfort access button. Ive had it replaced, still 1/2...
04-26-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,084
Posted By R60All4

Best service I ever had was Dodge. I used to have...

Best service I ever had was Dodge. I used to have a Diesel 3500 for hauling a trailer and parts. Anytime service was needed in/out of warranty, Richmond Dodge sent a loaner of similar quality out to...
04-26-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,084
Posted By R60All4

Its not a complaint that they do not require/what...

Its not a complaint that they do not require/what not a loaner. My complaint is that when I go in for extended services, I specifically ask a few questions or give these statements:

~ Do you have...
04-26-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,084
Posted By R60All4

I have yet to get any sort of help with loaners....

I have yet to get any sort of help with loaners. The closest dealer to me is 66 miles, they offered to drive me home or discount a rental for me for my under warranty car in for service. The discount...
04-22-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

*Update* Dealer 1 ~Denial of any...

*Update*
Dealer 1
~Denial of any errors/problems with car
~Undisclosed work, no charge, but 2 hours after bringing MINI in, MINI bout froze me, then AC shut off in 30 minutes on ride home
...
04-07-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

So has anyone had AC issues or apparently now,...

So has anyone had AC issues or apparently now, electrical as the AC keeps shutting off?

My MINI will be going to a different dealer on Monday, I went for a visit on Saturday to Wesley Chapel MINI...
04-07-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,033
Posted By R60All4

I use an iPod 120gb and use a 3.5mm cable since...

I use an iPod 120gb and use a 3.5mm cable since the charger/3.5 wont sync to the car with the iPod, only my iPhone. With only the iPod on the seat and a little slack from the cable, it makes the MINI...
04-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,035
Posted By R60All4

6 months, 9 days of ownership and I got a care...

6 months, 9 days of ownership and I got a care bag in the mail. flpat posted pics, the same stuff here.
04-02-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By R60All4

I completely understand how you feel in the...

I completely understand how you feel in the times, drives to the dealer. I'll be ordering a new car Thursday because the CMS is just not reliable enough to get me through.

Good luck in your next...
04-02-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,033
Posted By R60All4

I own a 2012 Countryman S All 4 with an auto. It...

I own a 2012 Countryman S All 4 with an auto. It has issues, but apparently mine is an even more unusual issues than others because 2 dealers just shake their heads and send me on my way.

20,xxx...
04-02-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

So Friday 3/29 I drive up from FL to VA 700 miles...

So Friday 3/29 I drive up from FL to VA 700 miles each way, AC works all the way up but I can hear it differently, even above the droning road noise. The temperature worked to keep us cool, but in...
03-28-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

UPDATE! Thanks for responding and hopefully...

UPDATE!

Thanks for responding and hopefully your patience.

On Monday 3/25/13 I finally got my car back. Again like all my problems, there was no easy fix. It was low on AC coolant stuff, I am...
03-10-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

I do not have the temps on the dealer sheet, so I...

I do not have the temps on the dealer sheet, so I will go to another shop this coming week.
Also no sunroof.
I am uncertain of how accurate, but I used a friends temperature gun he's in HVAC [home...
03-09-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By R60All4

Not so cool A/C

I need ideas or suggestions. I own a 12 CMS ALL4 white w/ black roof and Anthracite headliner. It is still winter months and my A/C is not sufficient. Oh and its not the Climate control 500$ option,...
02-05-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,444
Posted By R60All4

In September 2012, I bought my first MINI. A...

In September 2012, I bought my first MINI. A Countryman S ALL4, it is a good car, from what I've owned it is not my favorite, but not my least favorite.
4 months and 15,000 miles later, I feel...
02-05-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,141
Posted By R60All4

Key not recognized

Last week I went to a store from my home, MINI operated fine. I went in and stayed 10 minutes and go back out. I touch my CA button on driver door, no go. I go to passenger door, again, no go. I try...
02-05-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By R60All4

thanks for the replies. my 3rd note (hood opening...

thanks for the replies. my 3rd note (hood opening on freeway) was sarcastic. MINI dealer has given me alot of issues about my issues. I do appreciate the responses. My previous cars' hood latches...
01-30-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,655
Posted By R60All4

4 months of ownership, 14k miles. 70% highway,...

4 months of ownership, 14k miles. 70% highway, 30% town usually.
auto/ALL4. no cargo usually, no roof racks.
312 miles on a tank at most and tat takes is down to under 20 miles left. I know the obc...
01-30-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By R60All4

Loose Hood Latches

While washing my All4, I popped the hood to clean the bugs from the underside and I noticed both hood latches are very loose with quite a bit of play. Tried to tighten them, but the bolts spin as if...
01-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By R60All4

Thanks for the info. I detest the driver seat, it...

Thanks for the info. I detest the driver seat, it sits high and on my frequent trip of 700 miles 1 way, my knee makes me limp for a day or so after sitting.
Option 1- Install new seat Recaro Profi...
01-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,519
Posted By R60All4

"MINI makes monsterous noise", 30k+ and this much...

"MINI makes monsterous noise", 30k+ and this much noise, I'm disappointed, FJ Cruiser was just a little louder than my All4.

Driver Door- sounds like loose metal rattling around.
AC- sounds...
01-25-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By R60All4

Seat Replacement

Ive got a spare Recaro shell seat that I want in my Countryman. I detest how high the stock seat sits. How do I go about doing so? I've yet to come across a base/mount or an airbag module.
I come...
01-21-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 41,826
Posted By R60All4

I've had my Countryman S ALL4 for 4 months, I've...

I've had my Countryman S ALL4 for 4 months, I've put just over 13k miles on it. While a fun car to drive, coming from a WRX to a CMSALL4, performance is lacking. I knew it going in and I'll continue...
01-13-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,676
Posted By R60All4

Before we all start jumping to conclusions and...

Before we all start jumping to conclusions and government ideas. I have my own hatred of standards with the EPA etc. I'm not sure how MINI would work, but just as we have 3 stages of motor in the US...
01-12-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By R60All4

bmwr606, I just got rid of my '03 S10 with 260k....

bmwr606, I just got rid of my '03 S10 with 260k. Mine worked like yours aside for the plastic bits were always being replaced. Turn signal modules (2x), extended cab door handles (4x) before I found...
01-12-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By R60All4

'12 Countryman S ALL4 here. Mine does it. I was...

'12 Countryman S ALL4 here. Mine does it. I was told by dealer up to 20% tire rotation is expected. Its my second auto trans and my previous was a truck that only on steep hills would lock upon roll,...
01-04-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By R60All4

You sir/ma'am are correct in your dealer...

You sir/ma'am are correct in your dealer assumption. I carry high expectations of work as I have very stringent regulations on my work, but this was quite pathetic. I know all places are not like...
01-04-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By R60All4

The mileage is low for me, especially considering...

The mileage is low for me, especially considering the holiday season is just over. My family lives in VA and I in FL so a round trip is 1500 miles and Ive made that trip twice now. I also do 100...
01-04-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By R60All4

fear not, I have not abandoned this thread I...

fear not, I have not abandoned this thread I started. j/k
I truly appreciate the advice and support. This is my first vehicle that I bought with a warranty that did oil changes free of charge. My...
01-03-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By R60All4

In for first service

I've not posted much but I picked up my 12 Countryman S ALL4 on 9/24/12 in FL. I'll not say the dealer name on here as I have not read all policies. Its in Clearwater area on highway 19.
I recently...
12-10-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,056
Posted By R60All4

I'm leaning towards ordering the '13 piece since...

I'm leaning towards ordering the '13 piece since its black and then getting the JCW or Duell jpn gauge faces.
Forum: JCW Garage
12-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,028
Posted By R60All4

I was at Ferman MINI in Palm Harbour FL and my...

I was at Ferman MINI in Palm Harbour FL and my dealer said that they are Brembo. I questioned him because all the pics show the same brakes as my S All4 but red. He shrugged and said "to be a true...
12-06-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,524
Posted By R60All4

Good luck with all coming out well. It truly...

Good luck with all coming out well. It truly sucks when you take your car in and bad things happen. My only advise comes from my own experience and that is to fight it tooth and nail to get what is...
11-18-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,342
Posted By R60All4

26 here, for me, chrome is hit and miss. I have a...

26 here, for me, chrome is hit and miss. I have a distaste for if on many cars (any sort of aftermarket "buick" fender things from advance auto, chrome stripping around every inch of the door seams,...
11-08-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By R60All4

Sorry, didnt realize you had a manual. My only...

Sorry, didnt realize you had a manual. My only reasoning for weight was in seeing it change my rpms by a few hundred with a full load in MINI (1000 lbs)

For alternate gear ratios, there is a...
11-08-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,695
Posted By R60All4

CR is funny in a sad way, there is fact in there...

CR is funny in a sad way, there is fact in there that is in an uninformed fashion.
If I had taken my CMS in for everytime I wasnt sure of something, I'd have driven it there several times. (engine...
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