2002 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2002 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 49 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 26 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"space" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
"seat" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews

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Sean writes:
2002 MINI Cooper Base Review
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When approaching a corner, one does not have to slow down! Unless something is in ones way and even then I can probably avoid it easily. It is slow in a straight line, but at least it gets 38mpg on the highway. Ours is completely set up for SCCA HS Solo1 competition, the fun factor is through the roof!

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There are a couple rattles that I am chasing down, but other than that honestly I can't find any negatives. The car is raced and as such should have a few rattles and quirks.

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Base Cooper — It is the equivalent to an adult gokart, slotcar and motorized roller skate. Every time I drive it, it just makes me happy. Saying that about a 115 HP car after owning a Lightning, Several Mustangs and various other 300+ HP vehicles should tell you something about the MINI. It's just an amazing little car.

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Glen writes:
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fun factor

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expensive to run

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Thumbs Up From Me — the mini is a good fun car which is enjoyable to drive, looks good, handles well and puts a smile on your face allthough it can be a bit expensive to run but overall its a good all round package

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2002 MINI Cooper S Review
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It's size

Cons

It's size

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It Is Not Cute. — It's a gocart with A/C. The sound from the blower is addicting. Cost of ownership has been ok so far, the only problem has been a broken power window regulator. I have been averaging about 27 mpg with a very heavy right foot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jake writes:
2002 MINI Cooper Base Review
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ITS A MINI!!

Cons

Nothing? its a mini!

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Its A Freaking Mini! — BEST CAR EVER! Its a mini cooper. Nippy and reliable. Solid car, good mileage. Leather seats, full electrics, panoramic sun roof. No squeaks, tiny rattle. And SO MUCH FUN to drive!! Just take it out for a spin occasionally for a drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derry writes:
2002 MINI Cooper S Review
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everything

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I HAD TO SELL IT :(

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Awesome — gr8 performance just not goin up hills BMW 1.6i engine looked cool good petrol mileage easy to keep AWESOME FUN FACTOR ITALIAN JOB EAT YA HEART OUT had alot of room considering its a small car, my best car yet

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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haleycars writes:
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Cute car with great handling, BMW engine

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Not much cargo room, takes premium fuel

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Cute Mini Hatchback — The MINI Cooper is a great car for the money. It is reliable and fun to drive. Heads turn when you drive because it sparkles. The engine is made by BMW, so it's quality. The seats are comfortable and most of the MINIs are leather and heated seats.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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David writes:
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traffic, parking, mpg, handling, view, not too common, 20,000 posible combinations to order, just neat little car...

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back seat space...small people and car seats only...lol...

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Perfect Car For 1-2 People — great car for running around places...also great on the highway...very solid and stable...turns on a dime...plenty of power to stay out of trouble...can park where others can't which is great for going to special events and such...not a car to have if you do not want people asking you how much you like it...not for everyone but the car I have wanted for 40 yrs...super stereo...perfect little bubble for traffic jams...

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Xime writes:
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The driving experience is amazing!!!  it eye-catching, retro and modern at the same time!!  Getting relatively high fuel efficiency from a car that such a joy to drive is one of it's best selling points.

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a small car, but the exterior size is somewhat misleading as the interior room is fairly spacious for the average six-footer on our staff

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My Experience With An Amazing Mini Cooper.. — You can do no wrong in this car. Best handling, most fun car on the road. Car is balanced with extreme handling, braking and power. And this one in particular is a very reliable car, you will have a blast driving it as much as I do!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Todd-Michael writes:
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5

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handles/drives awesome, great gas mileage, very safe for such a small car

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not a lot of storage space, not terribly convenient for more than one extra passenger

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I Miss It! — The best car I ever had. I miss it! Very safe, solid, sporty, and fun.

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Patrick writes:
2002 MINI Cooper S Review
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Fun to drive

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Odd interior proportions

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Small But Spirited — This car is like an oversized go-kart--great handling and good acceleration due to its light weight. Supercharged engine provides nice linear power response, six-speed Getrag manual is smooth as butter. The only thing i would change would be to decrease the stiffness of the clutch.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 MINI Cooper Reviews

Excellent Make And Fun To Drive By Jon

Overall- it was a real kick in the pants. Everyone should own one at least once in their lives! I took one on a trip 4,000 miles without a bad experience, and no mechanical deficiencies. It's meant ... Read More

Sporty And Fun By ZennonGaines

I love the power and handling of the car. The gas mileage is great considering it's a sport model. Premium gas is recommended but regular fuel works just fine. Manual transmission but I'm just looking... Read More

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2004 MINI Cooper Reviews

Great Little Car, Very Fun To Drive And Can Be Use As A Daily Driver. By CandelariaMotors

The best daily driver that at the same time is a gas saver and a fun car to use on weekends. Awesome supporting community and a future classic for sure. This car gets more smiles per mile than any oth... Read More

Its A Great Little British Made Sports Car, That Boasts Efficiency By scrappyones

My experience with this car seems to be better than most reviews I have read. I have had no problems with it at all. It performs very well and has a nice look and finish. It is funner to drive than... Read More

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2005 MINI Cooper Reviews

Good City Car. Not Too Great For The Country By CoopStrong

has great MPG, its bigger on the inside than it looks, I'd keep it if i lived in a city but because i live in the country, there are more back roads id like to drive on but i cant because of the groun... Read More

My Favorite Car So Far! By Laura

This MINI has been my favorite car. It's quick and handles great which makes it a blast to drive. The additional features like heated seats, heated washer jets, rain sensing windshield wipers, and Har... Read More

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2006 MINI Cooper Reviews

What A Great Piece Of British Engineering!!! So Much Fun. By msgtaylor

Acceleration is very good with the 5-speed manual transmission. Car feels very solid, responsive and stable at freeway speeds (in Arizona that's pretty fast). Makes one feel really comfortable and saf... Read More

Super Mini By treeguy

I like the excellent gas mileage, the head room & ability to move the seat back for maximum leg room. This car drives smooth, has good speed & is easily driven in colder climates with snow. I can even... Read More

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2007 MINI Cooper Reviews

Fast Go Kart, Fun To Drive, Easy To Park By Nikola

Great city car, fast and gas saver at the same time. Always easy to find a parking spot. Spacious for two, with 6'5'' height i have more space above my head than in my Audi A4.. good quality of materi... Read More

Buzzing Down The Road By Thecahuna

I bought this car for better mileage around town instead of my Jeep commander. I hardly drive the Jeep any more since I love driving this stick shift around town and also on the highway. It has all th... Read More

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