Originally Posted by africa twin
I think he means dollars not miles
Yes that is what i meant. My friend had his transmission crap out at 59,900 miles in his Cooper, and was covered by warantee. But so what that it did not cost him a dime. He just sold it because he knew the next big repair was on his dime. I have test drove Coopers several times, almost pulled the plug and bought one, but would read the mini forums and realize there are more problems than not. I love small, fastish, fun cars.
FWIW I have had three or four Civics, three CRX SI, a Prelude, and a some i can't recall, drove them hard and long, for several hundred thousand miles (combined) and never had to replace a clutch. Since 1980.