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.
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally it's been very good. aside from it's services and a recall for the abs it's been in for a timing-chain tensioner replacement and some faults clearing from a bug in the engine management software. all have been quickly and easily rectified by the dealer. The car is still under its manufacturers warranty so it hasn't cost me much other than a new set of tyres and fuel / oil. I get mid 30's to the gallon (not bad for lots of stop/start traffic) so I'm generally happy with this.

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

Computer keeps malfunctioning - registering errors that don't exist. and had to fix a mechanical problem that is apparently 'common' with new minis. but it runs well and starts every time etc. Bmw/mini always terrible for replacement costs. they have you over a barrel and take advantage of this.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Very please with car few problems from start dealer sorted them out pinking noise from engine dealer fixed later returned but living with it now although doesnt cause reliability issues -no problem. Very pleased cheapninsurance and on petrol.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable, only problem was when the power steering rack failed, but I suppose these parts have a life span. Very good on general running costs - spare parts not the cheapest if you get genuine/main dealer parts, but quality costs!

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

Although the car is only a few months old I've not really had a problem with it at all. I've reduced my fuel costs by over ł40 per month and my insurance dropped by over ł200. also the car tax is below ł100.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems whatsoever. Wanted manual which would have got a "5", but accident injury has necessitated I get an automatic & mini automatic far less economical than manual version + requires road tax.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Only issues in 8 yrs seized rear calipers and emission light stays on despite emissions being ok. Fuel consumption and co2 high for small car but very reliable and no sqeaks or rattles after 8 yrs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

All reliable apart from air conditioning broke. condenser replaced under warranty. It does 55mpg and I haven't had to replace any parts. still, ł110 for the iphone dock was a little steep.

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

Only one issue in 2 years, starts well, never broken down on a journey. One bulb and a set of tyres in 2 years are the only items needed. mini tlc service pack good value.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had one fault in 26000 mls. turbo wastegate. Very good on tyres and fuel can achieve 65mpg on long runs!!resale value has been very good in the past our third mini.

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

I love my car it is eye catching and says something about me. It is reliable and fun to drive and combines being sporty and stylish with being comfortable and safe.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems with reliability. My five year sevice deal is spot on.road tax could be cheaper.mitchelin tyres barely half worn after 30000 miles.

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

excellent a bit under powered & heavy on fuel for a small car butis fun to drive&reliable apart from a glitch with ecu just after delivery.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Shouldn't say anything really because its been outstanding, don't want to bring any bad luck onto the car!!!! Ok for our current needs.

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

As it is new and on lease I have had no problems at all with it. It is not very economical and I have no idea about costs of parts.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Been working in switzerland for 2 months car stood in drive unused. came home got in it started no problem and drove perefectly

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues to report. 100 % reliable. Run flat tyres are expensive to replace - otherwise the mini tlc program is excellent.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It keeps going wrong! every time I fix one thing something else is wrong. Petrol not too bad, but repairs etc is high.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Seldom have any problems at all, those I do are the ones picked up at yearly mot. Pretty good considering it's a 1.6.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down. Replacement windscreen, by dealership so as not to invalidate anti corrosion warranty ł600+.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults in 12 months. Zero road tax and between 48-52 mpg. fixed price servicing is good.

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

Very good - small problem with rear wiper - blocked nossel. Never get the mpg as promised.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Have not had a problem yet. Quite thirsty and goes through tyres quite quickly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

111,000 miles and only 1 problem which was fixed free of charge by the dealer

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

No problems as yet. I am not the a slow driver and I still get 42.7mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Reliable but exhaust rusted through. Cheap to insure but very thirsty.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Brake pads are expensive due to wear indicators.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far had no problems. The mpg isn't that bad for driving I do.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems bar a parking sensor in six years ....not bad

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

No problems so far. No cost except petrol to date.

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

Nothing has broken but its not a well made car

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Very good only two minor problems since new

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

No problems to date. Nothing to tell.

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

No faults. Currently only fuel costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Seems reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No trouble at all. Low cost.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5