Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my third MINI: they have improved / become much more sophisticated as time goes on.
I like the fact that the brand doesn't pidgeon-hole you as say an Audi / BMW might but you get all the benefits: good dealer experience / top-notch build quality / excellent driving experience.
It isn't perfect (nothing can/will be) but it offers excellent value for money in this bracket and all the other manufacturers still aspire to create a car that has the combination of qualities the MINI has - says it all really.
My Manaufacturer of the decade!

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Apart from a couple of times when the stop/start system failed to restart, meaning I had to restart the car manually, it's been faultless. It's reasonably economical (according to the computer). it costs more than my previous fiesta tdci to run, but it's a much better car, and I didn't enjoy the experience of owning a diesel car very much.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant fun to drive. Has proved sure and reliable in the ice and snow. The clubman is a bit more practical than the hatch, (our other car is a MINI hatch), but they are both great for us.
Can't understand MINI owners who complain about the boot size, it was that size in the showroom!!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never broken down but hates to be away from the dealer more than 3 months. so far had 4 timing chain tensioners, paintwork twice, wiring harness and numerous other problems. Its a turbo petrol so likes a drink but not too bad on a long run.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let us down but numerous visits to dealer for same problemsie timing chain, wiring. Performance mini so uses fuel redily uses quite a bit of oil too.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only had it for 1 year, but no problems at all. Not great mpg for a diesel, but better than my old petrol mini! Good for a diesel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

i love the mini cooper s clubman however am annoyed with the drivers door which has not yet been repaired properly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems so far with the mini. Excerllent power available if necessary. this at an economicable fuel consumtion.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

great but problems are hard to resolve and booking in to get them done is a chore, waiting period?

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

British design, german build. Much thirstierr than advertised.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very reliable . 44 mpg and only basic servicing.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Hasn't had a problem yet. No additional costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Unusaul appearance, good runabout car.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A real fun car to drive

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5