2004 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2004 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 65 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"ride" 42 reviews
"handling" 28 reviews
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"speed" 14 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"space" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"small space" 4 reviews
"small trip" 4 reviews

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drea111 writes:
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Driving is fun and parking easy

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Reaper of Repair

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Fun To Drive. If You Must Have A Mini Get The Warranties And Sell Before It Starts To Have Problems. — Mini Coopers are fun cars to drive. Get a Mini and you have an instant rapport with a whole world of Mini Cooper Fans. What is the downside of owning a Mini? The cost & frequency of repair can be devastating. I drove a Certified Pre-owned Mini Cooper S with extended warranty 15,000 miles. I took the car in for the annual check up and learned that the clutch, tire arms, tires, tire bolts and other parts needed to b replaced. I have an estimated $6,600 in repairs, the equivalent of 1/3-1/2 the value of the car today. Just 8 months ago, the dealership changed the oil, crankshaft pulley & other parts. Fortunately, the parts were under warranty. If you are determined to buy a Mini Cooper, first try to talk yourself down. Certainly you can rent a Mini for a day and fulfill the urge for fun. Of course, if you must get the car, get the warranties and strap yourself in. Mini ownership is a bumpy costly ride. Check out the forums for details on repairs. Know before you buy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CandelariaMotors writes:
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Awesome fast, Reliable and Great Handling. Definitely a Joy to drive and a Head Turner.
Great on gas. Very very comfortable.

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Not to much room for a family unless small children. Small cargo area

CandelariaMotors
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Great Little Car, Very Fun To Drive And Can Be Use As A Daily Driver. — 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 other in the market.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Creed writes:
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Handling

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Back Seat Access

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Love It — LOVE IT, better than my 06 330i... It out handles the BMW, as it is so small. It is quiet, comfortable, quick, good on gas, good looking... Free maintenance is sweet too. I can't wait to get another some day, it is paid off so I will keep it a while.

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Scott writes:
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Fun and a Blast to Drive!

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If you have the money buy one!

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Best Car I Have Ever Owned — Performance - pretty good pick up for a 4 banger, handles like a go-cart Build Quality - only one major repair had to replace xenon headlight it was under warranty. Appearance - interior & exterior styling is very good. Cost of Ownership - 25mpg on avg between city & hwy, maintenance has been fairly reasonable synthetic oil & filters are a little much but no too bad. Fun Factor - It is a blast to drive. I like watching other cars brake going into a tight corner where I just say is that all you got!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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scrappyones writes:
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Fun!  This is the funnest car I have ever driven.  Drives like a 4 cylinder until you need more power, then it becomes something more powerful and can overtake a car that won't allow you to merge onto the highway without a challenge.  

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Not much storage space.

scrappyones
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Its A Great Little British Made Sports Car, That Boasts Efficiency — 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 the vast majority of sports cars and gets decent fuel economy doing so.

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Dan writes:
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Mini Cooper — great performance, fast acceleration, high top speed. Unbeatable build quality, no squeaks or rattles. Absolutely gorgeous, one of the most unique looking cars i've owned. Gas mileage is also unbeatable, on the highway i can get any from 40 and up, low maintenance. Overall the most fun car i've ever driven. besides my dads 911.

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minir53 writes:
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A hot little sports car with a great look. The sound of the rebuilt supercharger kicking in is music to a car enthusist.

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I think having some knowledge of mechanics would greatly add to appreciation of this motoring experience.

minir53
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Great Little Sports Car. — My wife loved her hot little Mini and when I inherited it I could see why. It feels good and motors with the best. The short throw of the shifter and the sound as you wind through the gears is motoring excellence. The moon/sun roof with the windows wide open is better than a convertible because it doesn't cut up the classic line of the car. The Harmon Kardon cranks out great sound whether it's the wife's rock or my classical, every note, every beat. Overall a sweet machine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Holger writes:
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Fun Car With To Little Fun — definitely a fun car, but too little power in low RPM, excellent suspension, drives like a cart, no modifications necessary, good handling, great craftsmanship, excellent quality overall, not economic at all for a car in that category, gas suspension is unreal when you go on the highway and ride it beyond the 200km/h mark

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Schrowa writes:
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I have owned a lot of cars in my time but this one has been my favorite by far. When BMW bought Mini from Rover, you immediately saw a lot of changes happen to their cars. I have never driven a car that handles so well and makes driving so much fun. I enjoy driving it even more than a friends BMW 1 series. It just feels like a more pure sports car than the 1 series and it is more reliable. The maintenance cost is low. The power is amazing and so is the tone of the exhaust. This car has gocart like handling.

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The cons are the backseat room is only good for short trips.

Schrowa
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Mini Cooper = Bmw On A Budget — This car is truly a joy to own. Everyday when I start it up and hear the pur of the engine and the perfectly tuned exhaust, it reminds me of why I love this car. It handles well and has amazing fuel economy. If you want something that is fun to drive and not a bear to maintain, get a Mini.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keyou writes:
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Great handling, quick, fun and beautiful.

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No cargo or extra seating space really. Some parts/maintenance work can be pricey.

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Overall Great If You Don't Need Cargo/seating Space. A Go-kart On The Street — Fun, quick and great handling! Cargo space and rear seats are next to non- existent. Makes the daily commute to work fun, and fun for track days. Beautiful interior design, great retro feel (gauges, switches, etc). Overall great if you don't need cargo/seating space. A go-kart on the street :D

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2002 MINI Cooper Reviews

Turned Me Into A Cooper Driver For Life... By unitedauto15

I like the overall sports car feel, even the owner's manual says the driver's seat is, "the cockpit." -VERY true I have to say, its bucket seats and easily accessible controls and easy to see monitors... Read More

My Experience With An Amazing Mini Cooper.. By Xime

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 b... Read More

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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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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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