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Base
Avg. Price: $7,675
S
Avg. Price: $8,801

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Based on 64 reviews

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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MINI Cooper Questions

Lane123
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Will Not Crank But Battery Fully Charged.

In shop twice, but same problem when I get home. Hazard light comes on/off intermittently along with no flat tire light, which I do not have no flat tires. Friend push me off and popped clutch to cr...

40 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
Vpro
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2003 Mini Cooper Engine Will Not Shut Off.

Engine will not shut off after removing key. Replaced battery three days prior. Had drove the car for three days and about three hundred miles. Parked at house and a day later my wife noticed odomet...

98 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
mrhead28
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Price And Is It Worth It

i have been looking at a mini cooper jcw on a 53 reg 1 owner from new full bmw service history with 130000 miles on the clock he is looking for £3650 for but said i can have it for £3550 is it worth...

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JDLjr
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What Other Made Rims Fit My 2003 Mini Cooper S ?

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Robert Wolfe
135

What Causes Electrical Issues?

radio & such doesnt' work.

119 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)