2004 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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CandelariaMotors writes:
2004 MINI Cooper S Review
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5

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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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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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drea111 writes:
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Driving is fun and parking easy

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Reaper of Repair

drea111
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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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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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4

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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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