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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Super fun to drive and doesn't use a lot of gas.  Love the looks and front seats are comfortable for average height persons.

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Children and small pets in rear seat only.  Adults cannot sit comfortably.  When going to grocery store you have to remember you are in the MINI!  Tire costs are OMG!

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Be Extra Careful When Driving Because People Just Don't See You! — I am a low maintenance kinda gal and driving a car with a BMW price tag and maintenance tag as well has been a bit much for me. I have enjoyed tooling around and scaring anyone who is willing to drive with me over these past 10 years. This little guy has 4 cylinders but you would never know it. Take turns between 60-70 mph and stay firmly on the ground! I am a bit sad to see it go but I think someone else can have some fun with it now.

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Fast, good handleing, good gas mileage

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wont fit golf clubs...

webelimin
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Like It — Good reliable car, I drive a long way to work and it gets good gas mileage, nice finish on the car good options, very well made. dont use the run flat tires they are expencive and ride hard. Overall very good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun, Handles like a go kart, Fast, Sounds amazing, Transmission is beautiful, Looks so cute, Lots of features, lots of bright lights, interior is amazing,

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Expensive to fix, bumps hurt, snow isn't fun,

blue2likeyou
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I Want To Marry This Car — Fun, Handles like a go kart, Fast, Sounds amazing, Transmission is beautiful, Looks so cute, Lots of features, lots of bright lights, interior is amazing. i love this car it makes me happy. its unbelievable. thank you BMW for bring it back :)

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

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Zippy, fun to drive; large sunroof; super easy to park; nice to look at

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Poorly designed front interior will lots of wasted space; poorly designed back interior with lots of hard surfaces in already cramped quarters - since body parts will bump against these surfaces, better to pad them

ges74
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Fun Car To Drive For Young Singles Sans Kids — Mine has the John CooperWorks aftermarket package on it. We are growing our family (first bambino) so are in the market for a more "practical" car. The Mini is fantastic for the experience of driving - but falls short in terms of passenger comfort and convenience in my book. Space is limited as it is - why not leverage every nook and cranny? It's certainly not boring, however, like I've found some sedans to be. Quirky and has character, for sure.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great handling. Park anywhere. Amazing fuel economy.

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If you're in the back seat may be a little tight but Ive fit 5 people and a dog so its totally duable.

jph2opolo
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Senior Awesome. Also Known As 'coope' — Overall review for me would be 5 stars. I've never had any problems with the vehicle. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Since minis aren't the cheapest car on the market, it's well worth it to put in premium gas and synthetic oil.

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Tons of fun

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No built-in radar detector

GreatDay
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Small But Mighty — This is the Original version. The newer ones, with slightly longer wheel base, might be a tad bit smoother, but I'd still say they got it almost perfect, right out of the box.The newer engines with the turbos have had some issues, and while more powerful, don't have the fun whir of the supercharger. Anything can be improved upon, but I'm happy enough to just keep motoring.

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

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