2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2005 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 69 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" 36 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 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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Darren writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

fun and fast

Cons

none what so ever

25

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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Lucas writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

It's so fun to drive. Just like a Go-Kart.

Cons

Repairs

25

It's Super Fun To Drive, And Most Don't Mess Up Like Mine Has. — It has had really bad luck and I've had to replace the transmission (on a stick shift!!), clutch, some belts, and this other thing that cost $400. This car is super fun to drive! Gets really good gas mileage, downside is that it takes premium..

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

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Richard writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

Maintenance can be expensive if you have NO knowledge about auto repair.

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Love It!! — 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 Quality - I have to say that the build quality is good, but as you can also find in online forums, there are lots of little things that break often, such as the hydraulic engine mount and PS pump fan. The major parts seem to be quite sturdy though Appearance - Even after being on the market for nearly a decade, the Mini Cooper still turns heads and most people love it. Interior is quirky but practical and ergonomic. Cost of Ownership - This depends on how you drive. Cooper S I think are made to be driven hard (LOL) so fuel economy isn't THAT great on my car, perhaps around 25 mpg. Maintenance isn't too expensive compared to other European cars. Oil change seems costly at around 100 dollars, but they only have to be done once every 13000 miles or so. Fun Factor: I am pretty sure I don't have to write anything about this.

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Nick writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Fast, Bold Look, Easy to Clean

Cons

Expensive repairs, bumpy, cramped

25

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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Kurt writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

great all around

Cons

cupholders.lol.

25

Amazing — LOVE it. best drive of my life. pretty easy to modify. quick throttle reaction. all around amazing. best bang for the buck. very sleek looking with an awesome interior. gas milage is great. if i had to use one word to describe it it would be WOW.

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

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Keith writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

looks, preformance and handling

Cons

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

35

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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5

Pros

Amazing

Cons

Keep on top of maintenance.

35

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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Andrew writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

the whole car

Cons

none

25

Mini — this is a brilliant little cars its quick for its size and its brill at handling and braking. the build is superb and it is adviseable to have the tlc pack which comes from mini. inside it is a prestieges car, high cost thou and fuel but only if you want fun in it lol.

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

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Daniel writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

fun

Cons

little to no room in back

25

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

The way it makes you feel when you drive it.

Cons

It's not paid for yet....

25

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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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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