2005 Mini Convertible Mini Convertible 2005

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2005 Mini Convertible repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (30%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 20 repairs.
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2005 Mini Convertible repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (26%)

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Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2012
Apr 2011

75000 mi

US $250
Electrical systems intermitent failure from body control module. The system would fault but the car would start, however half the car would not be working. This is caused by a water intrusion issue in the left foot kick panel. 
May 2012

91000 mi

US $4500
Engine cradle replacement, right lower A-arm, right tie rod and end, ball joint, etc. 
Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

73000 mi

US $600
bushings replaced 
Mini Convertible in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
May 2012

70500 mi

US $300
O2 sensor inop 
Mini Convertible in Netherlands
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Mar 2015

81840 mi

€550
Brake lines rusted away 
Mini Convertible in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

22328 mi

US $568
Replace worn front brake pads and rotors. 

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2005 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Mini Convertible in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

62000 mi

US $500
sunroof "tray" cables broke and entire tray mechanism had to be replaced 
Mini Convertible in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

49000 mi
Convertible top wouldnt lower. Removed top, replaced cables (out of allignment) reinstalled top.. 
Mar 2009

49000 mi
Rear calipers gripping: replaced worn seal in cylinder. 
Mini Convertible in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2010

37000 mi

US $500
Power steering pump failed. Pump removed, sent off for refurb, and replaced.  
Oct 2010

42000 mi

US $400
Power steering pump replaced. Removed, sent for rebuild, and reinstalled. 
Mar 2012

48000 mi

US $15
replace ball joints + alignment replaced rocker cover gasket 
Apr 2012

48200 mi

US $130
Replaced leaking PS hoses. Replaced dead battery 

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2005 Mini Convertible 2dr Convertible

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mini Convertible in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

198000 mi

US $161
The car wouldn't start. The battery needed to be replaced. 
Mini Convertible in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

63500 mi
convertible top replaced due to mechanical problems convertible top replaced due to mechanical problems 
Mini Convertible in Washington, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
Oct 2009

26000 mi
Thermostat gasket failure, caused by car not being used all winter. 
Mini Convertible in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

82000 mi

US $150
The convertible top would not go down. brought it to a mini specialist to fix if easy. after $150 still not working. sold car 

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2005 Mini Convertible Repair Histories

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