MINI Cooper Lemon Odds and Nada Odds
Other sources of MINI Cooper reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of MINI Coopers with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of MINI Coopers that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track MINI Cooper lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the MINI Cooper has been recently.
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MINI Cooper Lemon Odds and Nada Odds through March 31, 2013General NotesNote the sample sizes in the right column. For a precise Nada Odds, it'd be best to have 50+ cars. For Lemon Odds, 100+. In most cases the sample sizes are between 25 and 35, and differences of less than six points are probably not meaningful. This is especially a factor with the "Lemon Odds," where nearly all scores are low.
That said, the Lemon Odds figures are probably much lower than many people suspected, so we've posted them. Similarly, the Nada Odds are probably higher than many people suspected. Even with the least reliable cars in this results set your odds of no repairs would be better than one in three. Surprised? MethodologyThe samples include cars for which we have at least nine months of data in the past year. The "Nada-odds" are adjusted based on the average number of months of data per car. These stats are very close to what they'd be if we included only cars with a full year of data.
Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Recalls and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
|Year||Make/Model||Nada Odds per 100 Cars||Lemon Odds per 100 Cars|
|35 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 41300 miles driven2009||MINI Cooper|
Competing Car Model Lemon Odds and Nada Odds Results through March 31, 2013
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the MINI Cooper
|Brand Reputation of the MINI Cooper: Pros|
|2009||2dr Hatch turbocharged 208hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
|BMW now builds the Cooper and the car is a very well loved machine by everybody I talk to at anyplace I stop. People come up to me and ask about it all of the time. The quality is perfect and my dealer is great. It seams "EVERYBODY LIKES MINI COOPERS"|
|2008||2dr Convertible supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
|everyone loves this car|