2003 MINI Cooper Overview

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Avg. Price: $6,157
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Avg. Price: $6,522

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Mini Cooper S by Phil
 — This is by far the most fun car I have ever driven. I have driven some SUPER performance cars but nothing feels quite the same as a MINI. Dont confuse the Cooper S with the base model Cooper, as the c... Read More
The Perfect Car For Me! by Mailee
 — For the price, the mini cooper S is a steal. The stock suspension feels wonderful, and the brakes are really excellent (I would know >.<). It's a compact car, but you can fit 3 very, very large people... Read More
Fun, Cool And Sporty by Luke
 — The new mini was always going to be an issue, as the old one had always been the 'classic mini' and the new mini could really not do this status justice. However, when you put the production into the... Read More

2003 MINI Cooper Overview

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2003 MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper two-door hatchback was available in both Standard and S (supercharged) trim packages for 2003. Other than a few minor changes, such as a new interior color, new optional exterior graphics, some additions to the options packages, and an MP3 port on the CD player, the 2003 MINI was virtually the same as the previous year's model.

Power for the front-wheel-drive MINI was provided by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. For the Standard model, horsepower was rated at 115, while the supercharged engine in the S version pumped that up to 163 horsepower. The Standard version received a five-speed manual transmission, while the S version upped that a notch with a six-speed manual. A continuously variable automatic transmission (also known as a CVT) was optional in the Standard model.

Design-wise, the MINI retained many of the elements of its iconic ancestor, which first appeared in Great Britain in the late 1950s, although the new MINI gave those elements a decidedly modern twist. For instance, the new MINI's taillights, fender, and roofline all mimicked similar elements in the 1960s-era Minis, while interior components such as the center console, instrument panel, switches, and air vents all drew inspiration from the classic Minis.

The MINI Cooper was well-equipped with such standard features as air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, dual front and side airbags, a CD player, remote keyless entry, and anti-lock brakes. The S version received larger 16-inch tires (as opposed to 15-inch tires in the Standard model), as well as a hood scoop and a sport suspension. A sunroof, leather seats, navigation system, and traction control were among the options.

The MINI Cooper's BMW heritage appealed to many drivers, who felt they were getting a BMW-quality car at a cost that was considerably lower than that of a standard BMW model. Some drivers were put off by the MINI's small size, but most drivers found the vehicle to be fun to drive, nimble, reliable, economical, and comfortable, as well as a head-turner on the road.

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Ive Got No Spark

I installed new hoses & put it back together connected the negative cable back up & its got no spark

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With the car on the lights of the cluster stay on the don't turn off

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I Have A Mini Cooper 2003 Model Automatic, Of Latethere Is A Sound That Is ...

2003 model automatic

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Warning Message

This warning message just came up: Cors Ave. S Could you help me to find out what does it mean?

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/what Does The Yellow Light Mean That's On All The Time

THE YELLOW ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND REALISE THIS WILL HAVE TO BE LOOKED AT - NOT SURE WHAT IT MEANS AND WILL IT COST A LOT TO BE FIXED.

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