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Mini Clubman Powertrain and Chassis Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2008 - 2014 Mini Clubman Reliability by Generation2008 - 2014 Mini Clubman
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Mini Clubman

Mini Clubman Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2016 The second-generation Mini Clubman only reached dealers late in the 2016 model year, so we don't yet have any reliability data on it. The 2014-2015 Hardtop, which uses the same engines and transmissions and many of the same components, has been considerably worse than average in our reliability survey. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf with the 1.8T engine was worse than the Mini earlier, but has improved. The 2016 is still worse than the Mini. Either is much more of a reliability gamble than a Honda or Toyota. Many owners will have few or even no problems. But, if earlier Mini generations are any indication, some owners will experience horror stories. full 2016 Mini Clubman review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mini Clubman

Mini Clubman Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 3dr Wagon 118-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
No fixes are required so far full 2008 Mini Clubman review
Mini Clubman Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 3dr Wagon turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Could be just rumors - too early to tell. full 2009 Mini Clubman review
2008 3dr Wagon turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
After this thing hit 52,000 miles it suddenly decided to start sucking money at a high rate of speed. The timing change started rattling on cold starts, (2k out of warranty), and needed to be replaced along with the tensioners. The dealership claimed they never really see this problem, and it's caused from low oil levels. They claimed the mini was a quart low, but it was fine when I checked it a few days prior. A search on any Mini forum will pull up tons of reports for this problem. Flash forward a few thousand miles and the reduced engine power light comes on and the turbo stopped coming on. I was 50 miles into a 1k mile trip, so I turned around and went home, to wait until Monday morning to take it in. I'll have to find the repair sheet, but oil leaked out and went into the turbo solenoid which needs changed, along with wiring, and either a valve or pump. There went another $1,100... full 2008 Mini Clubman review