What a star, but heavy on the oil..
Added: 19th of November 2013
I love my MINI except for its oil consumption. I often only get 1000 miles to the litre of oil and it is very expensive oil. I have also had a small problem with the heating system which makes a terrible noise when getting started. The garage has failed to fix this but I have found a way to stop it when it happens. It is not an ideal solution but the car is so good in every other way that I put up with it. I like the fact that my car has a pale interior. So many cars are black inside now and I can't see what I'm doing in the dark. I think it is dangerous to be having to look hard to find switches and radio controls when it's dark outside. I also infinitely prefer having a proper key rather than one of these odd fobs to slot into the dashboard with a start/stop button. I don't plan to change my car for a very long time yet to come. A number of people have remarked how good my car looks and cannot believe me when I tell them it is 11 years old.