2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2005 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 72 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" 38 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"in snow" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews

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2005 MINI Cooper Review
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Fast and funky

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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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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Handling, build quality, panoramic roof.

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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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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Power to weight ratio is good, handels like a go-kart.

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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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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Great fun to drive

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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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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Tons!!

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None

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05 Cooper S — No problems at all in 55,000 Km. The only time it sees the workshop is for oil changes and other regular maintenance. Drove it to fourth in group in this years CSSC Solo Sprint at Race City, drove it last winter in Autocross - the car gets driven hard and nothing has broken!

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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Cute, sweet and just like me!

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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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fun to drive, good on gas, fun to drive

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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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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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It hauls, and it's fun as hell!

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it costs money.

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Mini Cooper S: Unbeatable! — The car has soul! it is great for jumping round town, it's fun to take on 2 person road trips, it's acceptable on the highway, and who can complain about the fuel consumption? Current mods: 17" O.Z. Ultraleggeras wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx's, Helix custom CAI. Hoping for: BlueFlame Exhaust, TurboKompressor kit.

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Great handling, light and nimble

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Not much, oh - almost no boot.

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Pocket Rocket!! — Have played around with the car since I bought it. Added a 15% reduction supercharger pulley, Unichip, Palo Uber hood scoop, modified the airbox and fitted a performance filter, sports exhaust, denso cooler plugs, and added imported ceramic brakes. 157kw and 309nm torque. Amazing for a 1.6l. OPC and GTI eater!!! Love it!!

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2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Quick, nimble and great handling

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Small space for luggage and rear passengers

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2005 Mini Cooper S Jc Works — Great handling car with tiny depreciation. We could probably sell the car for not much less than we paid 3 years ago. Handles superbly, and the supercharged and John Cooper Works tuned engine gives adequate performance in a small car. Still brings a smile to my face when I drive it

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

Great Little Driver By vpm86

Definitely a driver's car. Excellent mileage, tight handling, responsiveness, classic Euro-motor sensibility. The turbo gets you MOVING, and the stick shift is tight. You think about where you want... Read More

Fun, Small Car For City Or Road Driving. By xaviclone

This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to drive, ... Read More

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

Mini Cooper S Mayfair Edition By Crogers11

I LOVE LoVE LoVE my Mini Cooper! No major dislikes. The only thing I wish for is that there were more places that service the vehicles. I had it serviced and it took me a week to get it back. Read More

Fun Mountain Car By enlread

No surprise that this is more of a toy than a functional daily driver. For tearing through mountain switchbacks it is amazing though. Handles like a go cart and (with the turbo) always has plenty of p... Read More

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

A Great Little Commuter Car. By mgoheen

The base Cooper is a fun little car to drive and gets good gas mileage. I'm very tall, and even with the sun roof there is PLENTY of front seat room in this car. Six speed manual transmission makes ... Read More

A Second Car In A Family By wangwang

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

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