I have a 2002 Mini Cooper. I have been told the differential is going out and the transmission has to be replaced. Repair costs of this amount to the total value of the car (it has 196000+ miles on it). I’m not comfortable replacing it with a used transmission as I have learned that this is a common problem for this model. I have found no information indicating that the Generation 2, 6-speed transmission has this problem.
I wondering if this is true: the Gen2, 6-speed transmission doesn’t have differential problems; and is it possible to replace my transmission with a Gen2, 6-speed transmission?