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Old 01-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: should i trade in the mazda truck?

i've heard mini-coopers suck in the snow too.

i'd fix what needs fixed on the truck and keep it. scince it's a 3.0 you should probibly invest in replacing the cam sync gear too, but you're looking at less than $1500 in repairs if you had it done at a shop. VS $11k for a car that's far from new.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:22 PM
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Hey all,
Right now im facing a tough decision, im thinking of trading in my beloved '02 B3000, for a '05 mini cooper s, the truck is in fairly good condtion and ive done alot of work to it, (off-road lights,mustng dome light, sound system, lifted, skid plates, 06+ mirrors, light bar under the tail gate, mbrp turn down, new suspension, blue gauges)

Now the only things wrong with the truck as of right now is the check engine light is on due to the maf sensor, the abs kicks in randomly from the adjuster cable on the pass. rear drum brake being broken, the cluch will need to be replaced soon due to the throw-out bearing, and the truck is starting to rust at the wheel wells.

My truck has 115,000 and still has plenty of life in it, the mini has 75,000 on it and is going for 11,000

Im facing a tough decision right now fix the truck iv had for 4 years or try somthing new, ive been back and forth on my decision many time and figured id see what you guys think

Thanks!

ps if it matters for any thing i live in new england


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You want to trade your truck in on a Mini? Did i read that right?
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: should i trade in the mazda truck?

I'm in the same boat man...I'm looking at Focus SVTs because I always wanted one...plus I want something a little more economical and fun to drive but I love my truck and don't want to get rid of it. I have a hard time justifying owning both haha
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:44 PM
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Minis, especially the S', are difficult and expensive to maintain. Take this from a certified BMW tech...
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:11 PM
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Minis, especially the S', are difficult and expensive to maintain. Take this from a certified BMW tech...
i have heard that, i guess the superchargers go @ 120,000 or so ?
and to change the drive belt you need to ether remove the engine mounts and lift up the engine slightly or buy a special $130 tool?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:00 AM
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this is the car in question

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Index=19&Log=0

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thats what im starting to think, when waiting for my altenator to come back from repair it killed me not to drive it (altho i was driving a pontiac grand am with no heat in the middle of winter)
I wouldn't.

First off I find the Mini's even under "S" configuration to be overrated, you can have a car that has similar performance values with more room for a similar price. When you buy something iconic like a Jeep Wrangler, Beetle, Mini, etc the prices are higher for the name.
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