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Pros: It hugs the curves nicely and easy to handle.
Cons: Low profile is not so great on it during the winter months.The Mini is a dream car, good gas mileage, sporty, and can even fit grown men in the back seat! Though it was funny watching them get out. If you put snow tires on, it handles the winter roads great.
Cute but Hard
Cons: rideI fell in love with its looks and loved its handling. I learned to hate its hard ride. The non-synchromesh rear gear was a frequent irritation. It needed the 6-speed transmission that the new ones have.
Pros: handling, gas mileage
Cons: umm still thinking
Advice: Try it you will like it.The comfort of the ride is similar to my bosses Caddy. Multiple people can ride in this car and be comfortable.
Pros: Other drivers faces and watching people watch me whip into a mini parking space. Once they applauded.
Cons: Trying to get 3 people into the vehicle
Advice: Don't leave home without oneEnded my 36 mo lease on a 2004 Pepper White Black Top Mini and drove off in a 2006 Blue with Silver Top. Braman Motors in W Palm Beach, FL has a fantastic service center. You wouldn't believe the stuff my wife and I have put into the car with the rear seats down. Its a wonderfully driving car for one or two people.
Pros: Handling is incredible
Cons: Honestly, not being able to drive it more and further
Advice: DO NOT test drive unless you are ready to buy one !!!!The only reason I gave a 4 for performance is I got the Mini Cooper, not the S, for gas mileage. Words cannot describe how much FUN they are to drive. You cannot even feel the automatic CVT transmission shift unless you watch the tach. You can actually get the gas mileage they claim, sometimes even better. Leaving the house was never so much fun. Well, got to go get something at the store. Probably somewhere as far as possibe. TOO MUCH FUN FOR ONE CAR!!