Helping a friend check out a car this weekend - a 2007 Mini, down here in Aus.

They’re committed to an auto, which obviously is less than ideal but that’s just how it is.

I don’t know too much about the Mini. Any tips on what to look for on these cars? Particularly interested in stuff like - “Oh, if it hasn’t had the defabulators resposhulated then it’ll be a ticking time bomb.” etc.