2005 MINI COOPER
Bought as a 3rd car to be driven mostly around town, the 2005 Mini Cooper with just 61,170 miles was perfect. Owned by a local it was in excellent condition and all I was told about the vehicle was verified in the Carfax I purchased.
2006 MINI COOPER
Car's excellent! Only con is the ride is a little firm, but it handles like a beast! Very surefooted. And this is the S model so tons of power. Surprisingly roomy. Excellent car for the money.
2004 MINI COOPER
Love the MINI. Mine is an 04R53S. It drives great and has surprising interior space. It's really fast.
4 stars only because repairs and maintenance tend toward pricy. But then aren't all sport cars.
2007 MINI COOPER
Always wanted a mini. Got one with super low miles. I purchased an extended warranty. Always problems. Always in shop. Really bad engines and mostly plastic. Stay away unless you don't mind being broke, or not being able to drive your mini
2009 MINI COOPER
Very compact sporty car (would say typical European size..), ideal for 1 to be driven freely, fantastic for romantic weekends to enjoy the couple (essentially with a credit card and an airplane cabin size baggage), max 4 persons but for very limited travels and at the price of a bit of pain even for the front seat passengers.
Simply excellent the finishing (mine is fully equipped), the engine and the tiptronic shift. I tried a manual one as well and it seemed very nice, properly set, hard, precise and enjoyable (skilled and training are required).
I would definitely recommend this jewel to anyone who doesn't need a van (forget about kid's seats, at least at the back.. mine is 2 doors) or it is happy if a bit of sacrifice is needed in order to feel the street and the air (when you open the panoramic roof, really amazing).
From moderate speed some aerodynamic noise become distinguishable but it is never disturbing (at least to me).
It is not particularly fuel efficient in spite of its weight and dimension but the rabbit sprint has no rivals (except considering cars having an engine volume at least doubled or a price of an order of magnitude bigger...).
Used Mini Cooper Information
MINI is a British automotive marque currently owned by BMW. Under the nameplate of MINI,several vehicles based on the Cooper design are built. The MINI name was begun by the British Motor Corporation in 1959 and sold to BMW in 2000. Most of the current MINI vehicles are build around the Cooper design of the late 1990s, which was named after its chief designer, race legend John Cooper.
The current MINI Cooper range includes the Hardtop, Hatch, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. The MINI Cooper Hardtop is the model most-often referenced as merely "Cooper." The Countryman and Paceman are both crossovers.
The MINI Cooper in its various non-crossover forms is made at BMW's plant in Oxford, England. Of the variants, the MINI Cooper S is most well-known for its racing and rallying heritage and current enthusiasm, being a part of the World Rally Championship from 2011 to present. Historically, the Cooper has won many races, including the Monte Carlo Rally on three separate occasions in the mid-1960s.
Today, the MINI Cooper is a relatively low-selling vehicle for its segment in the United States, but has a strong following of fans for its unusual appeal and European look. Globally, the MINI Cooper, in its various model variations, sells over 300,000 units per year. The MINI Cooper Hatch and Clubman are the most popular models in the U.S. while collectors in North America and around the world restore and showcase heritage MINIs from the models' beginnings.
The MINI Cooper is known as a fun compact car with a unique look and unusual handling characteristics due to its small engine and wide stance.