MINI Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings

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    2007 MINI Cooper

    Terrible auto!!!

    Pros: Panoramic sunroof

    Cons: I only get 36 mpg on the highway...

    Best car I have ever owned! Easy to park and drive through traffic. If you have not driven in one, you need to. If you do not own one, get one!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2009 MINI Cooper

    The Mini is not only fun but extremely crashworthy

    Pros: The interior and exterior styling of the car

    Cons: Glove compartment does not lock

    I was recently in a bad accident in my Mini. Thanks to the car, I was uninjured. The frame was not even bent, even though I was smashed between a Buick LeSabre and a Ford Crown Victoria. The airbags and restraint system are very good, and the frame is very rigid and strong. In my opinion, it's the most fun you can buy for the money. Headroom and legroom galore.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2005 MINI Cooper S

    MINI Cooper's One Major Flaw

    Pros: Precise

    Cons: Unable to by transmission parts.

    I love this car. It has one major flaw. This flaw was discovered when an aftermarket part failed and damaged my transmission. MINI does NOT sell replacement parts for the transmission, if any thing goes wrong you have to replace the whole transmission! This makes out of warranty transmission problems VERY Expensive. This is a flawed company policy that will keep me from recommending this car to friends and family.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2006 MINI Cooper S

    Afternoon Drive Therapy

    Pros: Converitible top

    Cons: small trunk

    Surprisingly roomy, just plain fun. Very quick with great handling and pretty good accelleration. Can take driver and three others fairly comfortably for short distances. Continues to elicit positive comments from onlookers. Negatives include thin paint, small trunk. It's been a blast and I would get another one.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2010 MINI Cooper S Clubman

    Lovin My ClubmanS

    Pros: FUN, Handling n Performance

    Cons: Heavy power steer, ut you get used to it pretty fast.

    WOW! It's not the Fastest I've ever driven, but it so makes up for it in fun. And I'm not talking about midweek, scrabble playin fun, I'm talkin about Late Saturday night, out with your best friends, and you don't know where you are, kind of fun!!! This car gives you that all by itself... and it's even better when you toss your friends in.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2009 MINI Cooper

    2009 R57 Mini Coopeer S Convertible

    Pros: Convertible Top

    Cons: Lack of Quality Control

    Great gas mileage verses performance. Rides reasonably well for such a small car. Wind control for top-down riding is very impressive. Handles well and is fun to drive. Performs equally well as a touring or 'around town car.' Frustrating operating controls even after a year of use. BMW quality control is lacking: fuel pump failure right after car was driven off the showroom floor; engine sounds like a diesel truck on cold startup; seatbelt will no longer retract, and the center console is broken.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2010 MINI John Cooper Works - Convertible

    Pros: No two are alike I own three and even though I tried all are different

    Cons: not enough twisty roads

    Advice: rent before you buy its always best to spend some time together first

    Vehicle is outragous and the service department well not a good part!