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supershuttle



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My daughter is after a mini, got to be auto and she would like a diesel. Problem is she’s only got 3k to spend, I’ve noticed a few for sale on here so is there anything to watch out for ? Geoff

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Red Merle



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MUST it be a diesel? There will be few to choose from and if it’s an R50 (pretty certain at that price point), it’ll be the Toyota Yaris diesel which is not that robust, especially with their turbos.
The 1.6 Tritec petrol engine is as tough as old boots, especially combined with the later Getrag gearbox - don’t have any experience of the auto though.
Look out for rust perforating the sheet steel under the tail lamps and lift the trim on the tops of the sills, where the doors open - it’s the first point to rust.
Wheel bearings can fail in 50,000 miles.
You’ll need to realign the headlamps for most MoT’s!
General build quality is high and it feels much more robust (Yaris diesel aside) than the equivalent Fiesta.
Boot and rear seat space (and access) are hopeless.
They are a lot of fun to drive 👍 Previous:
3 x FL2’s, 2 x D4’s.
Now:
2017 RR 4.4 SDV8 Aintree Green
2015 Triumph Trophy 1200SE Silver
2015 Triumph Trophy 1200 Pacific Blue (for sale)
2014 Triumph Trophy 1200SE Ruby Red
2013 Triumph Tiger 1200 Ruby Red, White & Gold
(All built within 30 miles of Solihull 👍 )

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Red Merle



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This is where it all used to happen, but my MINI years were 2004-2010.

https://www.mini2.com/ Previous:
3 x FL2’s, 2 x D4’s.
Now:
2017 RR 4.4 SDV8 Aintree Green
2015 Triumph Trophy 1200SE Silver
2015 Triumph Trophy 1200 Pacific Blue (for sale)
2014 Triumph Trophy 1200SE Ruby Red
2013 Triumph Tiger 1200 Ruby Red, White & Gold
(All built within 30 miles of Solihull 👍 )

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supershuttle



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I think she wants a diesel because the current petrol beetle she has uses too much fuel. Good job she doesn't have a FFRR. She's not in a rush and says she might wait until next summer, but as the beetle is a convertible I bet she keeps it. Thanks for the info anyway very useful. Geoff

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Red Merle



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Thumbs Up Previous:
3 x FL2’s, 2 x D4’s.
Now:
2017 RR 4.4 SDV8 Aintree Green
2015 Triumph Trophy 1200SE Silver
2015 Triumph Trophy 1200 Pacific Blue (for sale)
2014 Triumph Trophy 1200SE Ruby Red
2013 Triumph Tiger 1200 Ruby Red, White & Gold
(All built within 30 miles of Solihull 👍 )

Post #613847 26th Nov 2021 3:24am
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