Consumer Reports 2004 Reliability rankings are scheduled to be released today and we’re happy to report that the MINI has come in a respectable 9th out of 28 automakers. Specifically MINI had only 13 problems out of 100 vehicles. Quite a bit better than last year’s result. Interestingly BMW (MINI’s parent company) scored a rather poor 25 out of 28. Poor that is, until you look at Mercedes and VW.

[ Reliability rankings for 2004 ]