Are MINI Cooper diesels reliable?

I'm looking to buy a used (2011 model) MINI Cooper diesel. I've seen a few for sale, with high mileage. Are these reliable cars or should I look elsewhere?

Asked on 17 February 2016 by JRod65

Answered by Honest John
I'd avoid these altogether. Too much engine trouble. Look them up in www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar
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