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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Mini Hardtop 28
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  38 Hardtops, 6.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 5700 miles

Includes 2014s (late intro).
2013 Mini Hardtop 46
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  54 Hardtops, 9.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 21700 miles
2012 Mini Hardtop 34
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Hardtops, 7.7 months of data per Hardtop, average 27700 miles
2011 Mini Hardtop 66
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Hardtops, 9.4 months of data per Hardtop, average 42600 miles
2010 Mini Hardtop 43
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Hardtops, 9.7 months of data per Hardtop, average 55800 miles
2009 Mini Hardtop 55
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  38 Hardtops, 9.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 58200 miles
2008 Mini Hardtop 47
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Hardtops, 9.6 months of data per Hardtop, average 65400 miles
2007 Mini Hardtop 94
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Hardtops, 7.6 months of data per Hardtop, average 79800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Mini Hardtop 70
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 Hardtops, 8.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 81400 miles
2005 Mini Hardtop 76
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Hardtops, 8.5 months of data per Hardtop, average 90700 miles
2004 Mini Hardtop   Join or sign in to vie  
  11 Hardtops, 7.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 106600 miles

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2003 Mini Hardtop   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 Hardtops, 8.1 months of data per Hardtop, average 101400 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

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Mini Hardtop Reliability

You won't find Mini Hardtop reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Mini Hardtop truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mini Hardtop reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mini Hardtop was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mini Hardtop has been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Mini Hardtop

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mini Hardtop

Mini Hardtop Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 2dr Hatch supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
3.5 years of ownership, only serious problem was a leaking thermostat housing, apparently a common defect on this vehicle. Covered under warranty. Full brake and rotor job was just performed with only 35K miles, that is my only complaint.
2005 2dr Hatch supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
After the inital problems when I picked up my car, the car has been nearly bullet proof. Only routine maintenance.
2003 2dr Hatch supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
So far (6 years) it has been pretty good and better than most of my other vehicles.
Mini Hardtop Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
In two years of driving, I have not experienced any mechanical breakdowns with my MINI. Even then, I still have reservations regarding its reliability. So far, there have been two recalls on this particular year and model, one involving a failure that could result in a fire! In addition, an intermittent problem with the low oil pressure sensor and an unexplained check engine illumination has caused me to loose sleep at one point. While these have all been fixed under warranty, I worry about the out-of-pocket cost of maintaining this baby.
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
60k miles and I'm looking for a new car. Love the car but it can't go woot constant repairs. 2 timing chain repairs fuel pressure pump, carbon buildup, clutch replacement, nav DVD drive.
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have had the car for 4 months and it has spent 3 weeks in the shop. 3 warning lights, a fog light, intermittent whippers not working, etc. Way to many issues for a new car and the service is only average at best.
2005 2dr Hatch supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Reliability and durability , especially during the first couple of years was spotty. A number of transmission and motor problems were experienced. 2005 models and later appear to have the vast majority of these bugs worked out.
2005 2dr Hatch 115-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Too many repairs, dealer WAY too expensive.
2002 2dr Hatch supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
over $2000 in repairs in 2 years, 20K miles