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The Mini is not only fun but extremely crashworthy
Pros: The interior and exterior styling of the car
Cons: Glove compartment does not lockI 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.
MINI Cooper's One Major Flaw
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.
Afternoon Drive Therapy
Pros: Converitible top
Cons: small trunkSurprisingly 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.
2009 R57 Mini Coopeer S Convertible
Pros: Convertible Top
Cons: Lack of Quality ControlGreat 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.
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