Small Fry: 2007 Mini Cooper R56

The R56 generation Mini Hardtop was sold from 2006 through 2013, and it has a combination of French (PSA) engines and BMW engineering, which makes it a tempting prospect in the world of used cars. BMW built and sold a gaggle of these cars over the years and they are cheap to buy…but can be expensive to maintain if you aren’t handy. Find this 2007 Mini Cooper R56 offered for $3,700 in Los Felix, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2007 Mini Cooper
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 195000
paint color: yellow
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
Selling my 2007 Mini Cooper because I’m moving. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, owned it for 10 years. Mostly garage/covered parking stored.

  • Base model (more reliable)
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Mellow Yellow with white racing stripes, sport trim
  • Sunroof with shades
  • Leather interior

Selling with it:

  • OEM roof bars (with tools for removal)
  • Spotify Car Thing
  • Magsafe iPhone mount
  • Bluetooth music adapter

Recent work:

  • New tires (~$700)
  • New water pump, friction wheel and thermostat (~$900)
  • New spark plugs (~$200)
  • New battery (~$150)
  • New clutch and fly wheel (~$1700)
    Always replaced oil every 5,000 miles, just changed the engine & brake oil last week.
    All service records.

See a better way to drive something yellow?