Dropped my wife’s car off with Ian to have some simple repairs done. H... read more Dropped my wife’s car off with Ian to have some simple repairs done. He got the car back quick and done right. He was even able to point out some common failure points on the R56’s so that I can keep an eye out and have them repaired before major damage will occur. Will definitely bring the car back here for service. Friendly knowledgeable and fair price.
I routinely autocross my 08 Mini, and with 169k of hard track miles, t... read more I routinely autocross my 08 Mini, and with 169k of hard track miles, the motor was finally in need of some serious repair. One of the folks at our local autocross recommended that I go and see Ian(owner) at Maitland Importers. He sat down with me, and being an avid autocrosser himself, reviewed what class I was building the car for, and what my goals were. He worked out a very comprehensive motor build for me, and still came in cheaper than a factory drop in motor from Mini. I am amazed, and I cannot say enough positive things about Ian and his team. Anything my little mini needs will be handled by these guys from now on!
Having been a long time customer with two MINI Coopers, I had to stop ... read more Having been a long time customer with two MINI Coopers, I had to stop going to Maitland Imports as they destroyed more than one engine and refuse to make good. I have also had them give me totally inaccurate diagnoses of issues, costing addition funds unrelated to the issues at hand. Work on your car will always be pushed of or return late. If you need your MINI serviced do yourself a favor and take it to the dealer it will cost you a little more up front, but at least it will get fixed right. Below is a photo of cylinder one of a brand new motor that Maitland Importers installed, that failed after only 500 miles, this was the second time they repair the motor due to their own negligence