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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Displaying 41 - 50 of 69 2005 MINI Cooper reviews.

Kimberly writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

too much fun!

Cons

Very small

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Fabulous — Performance is great. Would recommend the manual transmisson. Quality solid except for minor interior plastic details coming a part. Styling is sporty and easy to customize. Cost can be pricey once you start adding details. Too much fun!!! Love this car.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Bena writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Driving it around corners

Cons

The clutch goes bad on MINIs

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I Love My Mini Cooper — I love my MINI. It truly is a great little racecar and my daily driver.... shake n bake. I have made really good friends through my car and I can't beleive where it's taken me. Her name is Huny... and all MINIs have names

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

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Jenny writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything!

Cons

The glovebox wont open...

35

Mini One D — I love my mini! Its a diesel so it can get up hills well and £20 fuel lasts ages. Its got brilliant handling (like all minis!) and its fun to throw it round corners! Im getting really cool bonnet stripes for it soon too =) Overall I love my mini!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rachael writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Fun, cool

Cons

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

aftermarket prices are too high

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Famazing — most amazing car ever, slightly underpowered off the lot but very easily changed. handles like a roller coaster. stock i got about 26 mpg city while driving like a kid. the most unique car on the road gotta drive one to get the full experience

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Shelley writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Review
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5

Pros

Fast and funky

Cons

Hard ride

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My Mini — I loved my Mini but only 2 weeks after having it brand new I found out I was pregnant with my second child so I had to sell it one year later for a bigger family car :) Fabulous fun drive and funky to look at.

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Mike writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Handling, build quality, panoramic roof.

Cons

Rattles, the run flat tires

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Everyones Gotta Mini — Acceleration, braking and handling will give any $100+ thousand dollar sports car a good run for the money. Know that if you ever purchase one of these cars you WILL EXPERIENCE CONSTANT RATTLES. Run flat tires can be a bit costly as any flat requires the entire tire to be replaced in most cases. The warranty and maintenance program on these cars are superb.

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Vishal writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Power to weight ratio is good, handels like a go-kart.

Cons

for drivers only

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The Big Go-kart — Its a BIG GO-KART thats it what else do u need to know. The performance is awsome, the 1.6L engine with the blower on its Mindblasting takes off like no tommrow and the 6speed transmission its just amazing. This vehicle is for people who want to drive not for the lite hearted who cant drive.

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Chris writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Great fun to drive

Cons

Gas mileage sucks for a car in its class

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Most Fun Car I've Owned — My MCS is the more fun to drive than any of my previous cars. It handles like a go cart, has classic appearance, is extremely well built, and has been a great car to own. My only complaint is the gas mileage. Mini service has been very good and has taken great care of me and my car.

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Mandy writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Cute, sweet and just like me!

Cons

requires high octane...

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Love Me, Love My Mini — So far so fun! How can someone not like a Mini? Um, yeah, if you want a sweet ass ride, you'll definitely want to get one. But only if you can handle it... Have I mentioned it's fun to drive? Now if only I can make room in the garage...

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

2nd Mini So Far! Great Fun Loving Cars. By Rich2014

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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The car is small but the space for driver is big. The exterior is good looking and the buttons and interior are well designed. The engine is powerful, reliable. This car is small and I can find it ver... Read More

Fun In A Tiny Package By mmotte

If you want a really enjoyable driving experience in a small, used hatchback in the US, you really only have six choices: the Mazdaspeed 3; the VW GTI; the last gen Suburu WRX and WRX STi or the MINI... Read More

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