Buying advice for early model cooper.

Buying advice for early model cooper.

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tonymor

Original Poster:

1,274 posts

139 months

Wednesday 16th June
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I’ve been tempted for a while to look at a cooper 2003 to 2007 model. Anyone got a list of do and donts when looking especially at a private sale?

E-bmw

6,199 posts

119 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Well documented history is a BIG winner.

Check for rust on the hatch below the badge/above the release/handle.

Get the last 7 digits off the VIN & google Mini VIN checker as no-one knows what spec car they are selling.

Touring442

2,309 posts

176 months

Monday 21st June
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Avoid the 2006 on R56 - a late R50 is a far better car at this age.