Originally Posted by bluelanche
antatoo I'm looking at getting a used one.
If you go for a 2005 model or before, check it has had the gearbox refitted with the new BMW one because the older one had a fault.
Also check the front seats are ok because they have a problem after a few years, that some of them collapse after being in the laid back position and the only option is to replace the whole thing.
See the mini2.com forum for details on problems.
I'm not trying to put you off, cos it's a great little car, but we only found out after we bought ours and wished we'd have known before hand.
Hope this is of some help