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Suspension squeak at 30,440 miles
28 April 2011 - Filed under: Repairs

The MINI unfortunately developed a rather loud squeak from the nearside front suspension when travelling over bumps. The same problem briefly occurred nearly a year ago but resolved itself within the same journey. This time however it was here to stay. I mentioned it to Oxford MINI when the car went in for its second […]

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Second Service at 30,400 miles
20 April 2011 - Filed under: Servicing

Second service, required due to age rather than mileage. Along with the second brake fluid change. Service was covered by the TLC package, brake fluid wasn’t. Although at £56 Oxford MINI were nearly half the price of the BMW dealership I visited for a new tyre earlier in the month. Was given a Cooper D […]

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46mpg and a new tyre at 30,000 miles
2 April 2011 - Filed under: Servicing

I’ve never really cared too much about MPG, even with soaring fuel prices my mileage in the MINI is sufficiently low that I don’t really spend that much time at the pumps. I hadn’t reset the trip MPG computer since I purchased the car and it had read a fairly average figure of 37mpg for […]

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