2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2005 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 70 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 37 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"speed" 12 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"in snow" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews

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Warren writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing at the moment

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A Very Fun And Addictive Car — Really fun to drive is a head turner (proplre like to look at it coz MINIs are like that) Not much to say at this stage all i can say is it is very reliable and live up to its rep. and keeps it rep from the original. despite original min enthusiasts knocking BMW they should be proud.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Francis writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

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fun to drive, good on gas, fun to drive

Cons

decent visability when top is up

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Mini Cooper Cabrio — it's a MINI. 'nuff said! It handles better than anything else I've driven. It accelerates well.Very few repairs so far.It has a very unique design inside and out. I've only paid for gas and new tires since I got it. Everything else has been ceovered by the maintenance agreement or warranty. This car is so much fun to drive! It's even better because of the cabrio roof.

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MiniMe2005 writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

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Go-kart handling and Fun to drive!   36 mpg mileage

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Small for family, especially if you have a toddler.

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Awesome! — Fun car altogether with great mileage driving at 70mpg. Great handling even in snow with proper tires. Do not put the run flats that come with the car. If you have a baby, it is difficult to access the baby seat in the back, but it is easier for a kid to get to back seat and stay there comfortably. Surprisingly roomy for an average size adult.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Darren writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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fun and fast

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none what so ever

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The Dogs Bollocks — the new mini is excellent the performance of the cooper s its brilliant a lot of power is produced by the 1.6 supercharged engine its like driving a gocart put your foot down and the power is bang on its a must drive car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

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Fast, Bold Look, Easy to Clean

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Expensive repairs, bumpy, cramped

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2005 Mini Cooper S — Installed an Alta Cold Air Intake Version 2. - I love it's unique look and quick acceleration. - Dislike the super bumpy ride. Loud noise in cabin. - Expensive to fix up. Hydraulic engine mounts rupture frequently and are no longer covered. - As long as you maintain it you shouldn't have a problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keith writes:
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looks, preformance and handling

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spares prices, fuel consumption evil if you "ticlke the supercharger"

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Mini Review — I never have driven a better, fun to drive front wheel drive car. Peformance is excellent, handling is excellent and it looks err like a mini. My only criticism is fuel consumption and the price of run flat tyres and spares.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Amazing

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Keep on top of maintenance.

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Mini Cooper S! — It's a MINI. What more can you say? It's fast, great build quality, great styling and luxury features. Because it's made by BMW, it's pricey to fix, but it's well worth it. I love the car and his name is MC "Tipsy" William.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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fun

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little to no room in back

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Awesome — amazing car,fast acceleration, extremely stable, could do with a super charger though. very little room in the back seats. looks great, lots of boot room with back seats down. words words words words words words words words words words

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Steve writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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The way it makes you feel when you drive it.

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It's not paid for yet....

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One Of The Best Cars On The Planet! — It's absolutely the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Period! It corners as if on rails, it accelerates like being shot of a canon, and it looks fast even sitting still. Bets overall car I have ever owned!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rachael writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Fun, cool

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22mpg

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Cool Fun Car — loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it but the bernese mountain dog we have did not fit in , and 22mpg was pooh , super fun car to drive great enjoyment from this car

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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

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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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2004 MINI Cooper Reviews

Great Little Car, Very Fun To Drive And Can Be Use As A Daily Driver. By CandelariaMotors

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 oth... Read More

Its A Great Little British Made Sports Car, That Boasts Efficiency By scrappyones

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... 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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