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Mini Hardtop vs. Ford Crown Victoria Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Mini Hardtop or Ford Crown Victoria reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mini Hardtop and the Ford Crown Victoria truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mini Hardtop and Ford Crown Victoria reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mini Hardtop and the Ford Crown Victoria were 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 and the Ford Crown Victoria have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Mini Hardtop 44 Hardtops, 9.9 months of data per Hardtop, average 11300 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Mini Hardtop 25 Hardtops, 9.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 21200 miles

Common problem with thermostat / temperature sensor. Past model years had the same common problem over a year ago, so they're no longer reflected in the stats for those years.
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100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mini Hardtop 38 Hardtops, 9.4 months of data per Hardtop, average 33800 miles44
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mini Hardtop 34 Hardtops, 9.6 months of data per Hardtop, average 44500 miles55
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mini Hardtop 40 Hardtops, 9.0 months of data per Hardtop, average 49200 miles64
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mini Hardtop 30 Hardtops, 8.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 56800 miles72
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mini Hardtop   22 Hardtops, 8.5 months of data per Hardtop, average 73200 miles

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2006 Mini Hardtop 31 Hardtops, 7.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 73700 miles79
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Mini Hardtop 29 Hardtops, 9.9 months of data per Hardtop, average 83500 miles59
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria   18 Crown Victorias, 8.8 months of data per Crown Victoria, average 110800 miles

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2004 Mini Hardtop   10 Hardtops, 8.9 months of data per Hardtop, average 95800 miles

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria   22 Crown Victorias, 8.4 months of data per Crown Victoria, average 96900 miles

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2003 Mini Hardtop 26 Hardtops, 7.6 months of data per Hardtop, average 97300 miles

Includes 2002s (spring intro).
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria   12 Crown Victorias, 9.9 months of data per Crown Victoria, average 156900 miles

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1999 Ford Crown Victoria   11 Crown Victorias, 6.7 months of data per Crown Victoria, average 105900 miles

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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 115-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Too many repairs, dealer WAY too expensive.
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.
2002 2dr Hatch supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
over $2000 in repairs in 2 years, 20K miles
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Crown Victoria Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr Sedan 224-horsepower 4.6L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Very reliable!