The more I read about the auto transmission for the MCS, the more I can’t help but think ’02/early ’03 build MC CVT. This transmission seems to be very problematic to me so far. I know it’s not as bad as the early CVT’s, but the one component that I expect not to have problems on a new automobile is the part that actually makes it go.
I know Ian has been having pretty good luck with his though, so maybe it’s just a few with the problems?
I ask because I’m still not 100% sure if I want to shift my next MINI or not. I am 100% sure I will be getting an MCS though. Anyone else have positive or negative experience with this transmission? When there was a problem, did the software update (to v42 I believe) fix it the first time, or did you have to take it back?