MINI Cooper D gearbox rattle

In 2012 I bought a new MINI Cooper D. After just 12 weeks of ownership the car developed a rattle when changing gear. The MINI dealer replaced both the gearbox and clutch. Sine 70,000 miles later the car is making the same noise. Do I keep the car or change it? Also the brake pads are only lasting 20,000 miles, is this normal?

Asked on 8 October 2016 by stressed debby

Answered by Honest John
The rattle will be the dual mass flywheel. I'd guess that flywheel and clutch need replacing, not the gearbox. Not a very good life for a DMF and clutch but not bad enough to get free replacements. 20k miles is about average for front brake pads.
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