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Old 12-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #281
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Location: Swellvue, WA
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Originally Posted by cogitate View Post
Mini Cooper S: terrible reliability, clutch replacement is 2400, brakes 1000, not to mention the timing chain issues and the car catching on fire because of the secondary fuel pump. This has been corrected, but what next?
While Honda does have a excellent reliability reputation and Mini's aren't great, let's keep our exaggerations a little under control. I have 60K on my MCS original clutch and get 25K out of brakes with a few track days. There are documented cases of folks getting 100K+ from brakes and 300K+ from a clutch. These are wear items with lifespans determined by the driver, not the car.

- Mark
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