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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 firstVehicle is outragous and the service department well not a good part!
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: 6 speed, very quick and sporty
Cons: ahhhh, dont know . the payment
Advice: great investmenti love my mini, very well worth the price . recommended highly
Pros: Vehicle appearance & appeal.
Cons: Car just begs to be driven.
Advice: Push BMW to give mini its 100,000 mile warranty.AT 80,000 miles car was making a funny noise. Took a while to find cause: bearings on flywheel failed, damaging CVT trans. Even though it should not have happened, it was an expensive repair. Give Mini credit for picking up 60% of the bill, even though car was out of warranty. Other than basic maint. & tires, no other issue. Dealership has been superb.
Pros: The manual transmission.
Cons: Not driving it enough.
Advice: If you aren't sure, test drive it. Your mind will be made up.I have only owned this car for two days, so my quality ratings are just that - two days. This is by far the most fun car I have owned. It is the first imported car I have owned, and I am amazed. This car sticks to the road like glue, has amazing pick up speed for a 4-cylinder engine - for any engine actually, and gets great gas mileage to boot. It's too bad the engineers at Chevrolet/Ford/Chrysler can't get together and come up with a vehicle like this. I'll try and add more as time passes, but this is one amazing car. If you're considering a purchase, go ahead... you won't be disappointed. Oh, I've seen some comments about resale value. Every used Mini I looked at was over $20,000, so I would say they actually have great resale value. If you know how do drive one, I recommend the 6-speed manual!
Pros: convertible top
Cons: run flats ... expensive to replace and flat tire light ... very sensitive
Advice: Go to the Mini USA site and design the one you want, dealers will work with you or order the exact one you want!Awesome car! Fun to drive and surprisingly enough very roomy ... at least in the front seat. I LOVE this car.
Pros: Speed and Handling
Cons: Cost of Repairs
Advice: Unless you can afford to repair a BMW or Mercedes stay away.Quick and peppy just hope you don't have an alignment problem cause each tire costs almost $350.00 a piece and run flats wear alot quicker than normal tires. Stay away from Prestige MINI in Mahwah, NJ. Had to pay and extra month of payments after the lease return date even though the sales manager said it would be no problem. I will never buy or lease another foreign car.