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    2005 MINI Cooper S - Convertible

    Pros: Power Top

    Cons: Interior Comfort

    Advice: Drive it for a while to be sure you can get used to its size.

    Bought the new S convertible in December. Overall well designed, nice extras, tight and responsive. Very poor visibility out of the back window, bordering on dangerous. Seats terribly uncomfortable, hard to get in and out. Performs well, but too small and uncomfortable . Will probably sell!

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    2005 MINI Cooper S - Convertible

    Pros: Supercharged Engine

    Cons: rear visibilty

    Advice: go with the Cooper S

    Handles great. Much faster accelaration than my 2004 Standard Mini Cooper. Because of the backseat headrest, rear visibilty could be a problem. The Mini Cooper S Convertible is probably the funnest car I have ever drove.

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    2005 MINI Cooper S - Convertible

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Hard to find (need of more dealers)

    Advice: It's a perfect second car. Get the convertible you won't regreat.

    Awsome grip and handling, very quick.

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    2003 MINI Cooper - Base

    Pros: You can always see through the top with the sunroof closed.

    Cons: No leg room in the backseat.It is not a problem for me because my three dogs ride in the back.

    Advice: Go for it! You won't regret it. It's a very solid car.(BMW)

    Handles great and is a fun car to drive.Very comfortable seats in town and on the road.Great stereo system and CD player.I have owned my 2004 Mini for nine months and have never had a problem.(4,000 miles)

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    2005 MINI Cooper - Convertible

    Pros: Power and handling

    Cons: lack of rear seat legroom for passengers, CD player should play MP3's.

    Advice: Do yourself a favor and buy the S, the extra horsepower is so nice to have!

    I have had my 05 Mini Cooper S Convertible for about a month now. Talk about drop dead gorgeous, this car is just that! Most of the comments are, 'I didn't know they made a convertible.' Well they do and it's simply a fun and exciting car to drive. I got almost all the options you could get shy of a GPS. My only complaint would be back seat room, I'm 6ft 3in and with my drivers seat sitting back, there is litte to no leg room for a passenger on the driver side. The rear view vision is limited with the top up, and could use something to allow the driver to have a better view of what is behind or to the side, there is a blind spot which does make it a little difficult to navigate in reverse. The Harman Kardon stereo is nice, however this is 2005 and it would be much nicer if the CD player could play MP3's, without having to add a changer or add an auxillary input for a MP3 device. The car has plenty of zip, and hugs corners very well with the DSC. A convertible seems to bring a smile to everyone who see's it and having the option of being a targa or full convertible is very nice.

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    2005 MINI Cooper - Convertible

    Pros: It's handling and performance, and of course the top down

    Cons: back seat room

    Advice: Watch your speed

    Loved it. Planned to buy a Cooper S, but a bit above the budget, so we settled on the Cooper. But it is still a mover and GREAT fun to drive. Want to get attention? Drive a Mini convertible. People will look and comment in parking lots.

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    2002 MINI Cooper - Base

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: BMW-like dealer prices

    Advice: Go for it!!! also..opt for the sport package with DSC

    Amazing car! As a certified car nut I followed the development of the 'new' Mini for years. I was on my way home from work when I stopped in to the dealership...30 minutes later I left a deposit and the rest is history. This car is incredible...I had some minor troubles-the infamous airbag light coming on...about 5 attempts to fix...but true to BMW quality a service bulletin came out to replace the wiring harness under the passenger seat...so far,so good-no more trouble. I also notice-maybe my own paranoia that some SUV & minivan drivers like to try to muscle me out on the road... All in all it's been a fun 2 1/2 years with Mini... A word to the wise..definitely get the Sport Package which contains the famous BMW DSC-Dynamic Stability Control...has to be tried to realize how this little device will literally 'save the bacon'!