2005 MINI Cooper Overview

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Convertible
Avg. Price: $8,740
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Avg. Price: $8,011
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S Convertible
Avg. Price: $9,919
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Avg. Price: $9,077

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 71 reviews

The Best Car In The World! by Christian
 — this is my car the 2005 mini cooper s. has been my dream car since i was 10, was hoping for a old school mini but parents thought this was safer. dont know why i listened it was my money but after the... Read More
Love It!! by Richard
 — Performance - I couldn't ask for more in terms of this. The car is small with wheels at each corner of the car, so the handling is like a go-kart, acceleration is brisk, brakes are excellent. Build... Read More
Its A Go-kart...for The Street. by Brad
 — Being made by BMW means build quality is superb. Go-kart quick steering response is great for on-ramps and twisties. Six speed Getrag transmission is extremely smooth shifting with a clutch on the l... Read More

2005 MINI Cooper Overview

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Based on 71 reviews

2005 MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper lineup expanded in 2005 with the addition of two new convertible models. The MINI was available as a hardtop in both Standard and S (supercharged) trim packages, or as a convertible, also in both Standard and S versions.

The new convertible models featured a powered soft-top roof that resembled the hardtop roof when in place. It opened fully in just 15 seconds, or could be opened partially like a sunroof. When open, the roof stowed in a compartment above the trunk. The convertible top came with a heated rear glass window.

The 2005 MINI also received a minor styling update, with a new front grille, bumpers, headlights, and taillights.

The Standard MINI models (hardtop and convertible) were powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 115 horsepower, while the S models were equipped with a supercharged version of the same engine, producing 168 horsepower (up from 163 for the previous year).

The Standard models came with a five-speed manual transmission, while the S version received a new six-speed Getrag manual transmission with a steering-column-mounted tachometer. A continuously variable automatic transmission (also known as a CVT) was optional in the Standard models, while a six-speed automatic was optional in the S models.

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

Drivers overwhelmingly thought the MINI Cooper was a fun car to drive, and that, along with the car's economy and cuteness factor, was the major reason cited for buying the car. The convertible, with its sunroof capability, was a big hit with drivers, though some thought the car (both hardtop and convertible versions) was a bit stiff over the road, with a ride that could be bumpy at times. Handling, stability, and reliability were other positive points cited by drivers.

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MINI Cooper Questions

Julien Louage
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Mini Cooper S 2005 Don't Start.

I have a mini cooper 2005. 2 weeks ago i go to work stoped the car in the morning, at night when i need to go back the car didn't start. i have leave it at work for 2 days. after 2 days i tried to sta...

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Tricia Bertram
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Hi Everyone, We Have An 05 Mini Cooper Convertible And It Won't Open Or Clo...

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joreyme
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Are There Batteries In The 2005 Mini Cooper Remote Key

Keyless entry stopped working, so wondering are there batteries in the remote that can be replaced

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Starthappytimes
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Both Rear Windows Do Not Function

Mini Cooper s 2005 convertible both rear windows do not function.. Top goes to sunroof stops . There is no flashing red light but the next step would be for the rear windows to roll down and top to ...

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minimomma1
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My 05 S Yellow Check Engine Light Is On, Can't Get Safety Inspection

I understand it is an emissions issue. I remember getting a recall notice years ago. could this be that problem? What should I do?

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