2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2005 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 71 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" 18 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 71 2005 MINI Cooper reviews.

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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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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Karl writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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3

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Great looks, Fun driving, still good on gas.

Cons

Expensive repairs.

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Fun Car Not A Daily Driver. — the performance is good, I've done 110 on the track. quick braking, solid handling. Needs TLC, not to be road hard. Repairs cost me about 6k a year. Everything must go through the dealer so you pay top dollar for everything. overall the quality is so/so, I've had leaks in the sunroof, fan failures, computer glitches, stalls, you name it. you can't beat the look of the car, inside and out it is a good looking car. sporty and classy. The best part about the car is the other owners, 3 years and we still wave at each other.

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Marie writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

since the car has a small backseat, most people think of it as a 2 seater; therefore, i don't get asked for many rides.  

Cons

somehow, after rain or condensation, i always manage to be wearing it if i have the window open.  it's really annoying.

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Minis Are Too Much Fun. You Might Not Be Able To Handle It! — i love my mini! i don't think i could even drive another car. she handles like a champ and "corners like she's on rails". They are moderately priced, prior to add all the "extras". bobbing and weaving in traffic was never so much fun before purchasing my mini, sonshyne. :) i love attention, and my car and i certainly get it!

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djhuber writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Fun sporty drive

Cons

6' of snow

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Great 3 Season Car, Almost Worth Suffering Thru The Winter In The Northland For It. — Purrs like a kitten until you step on it, then roars like a tiger and skats like a cat. Unbelievable fun drive. Top down in 50 degree weather at highway speeds, no problem! Quiet, agile, and confortable even for big guys.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Handling, looks, MPG

Cons

Not having enough time to drive it every day.

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Love My Mini — This car still makes me smile every time I see it, and every time I drive it. Yes it runs on Premium, but that tank lasts me 2.5 weeks vs every week with my previous F150. I can't recommend the MINI enough. Love it!

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Shyam writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Power, handling, speed, braking

Cons

A little uncomfortable in the back

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A Fun Car — Definitely one I would recommend to anyone.

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Nat writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Interior

Cons

Needs more grip on the tyres

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A Ex's Car — Lush car to drive

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Debbie Bush Jenner writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Parking is a breeze...fits almost anywhere :)

Cons

A very cozy ride with our English Mastiff.

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Small, Sporty And I Can Even Use This Car For Kid Carpool. — Great gas mileage...just a bit to small for real estate needs. Fun to drive! Accelerates like a dream, parking in Green Lake area is never a problem (fits anywhere). Really pretty mini...silver with tinted windows, moon roof AND sunroof.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lucas writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

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

Cons

Repairs

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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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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

My Experience With An Amazing Mini Cooper.. By Xime

You can do no wrong in this car. Best handling, most fun car on the road. Car is balanced with extreme handling, braking and power. And this one in particular is a very reliable car, you will have a b... 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 Car, Really Cool. By Makemoney

My daughter needed more space. It is her car, she plays college basketball and her teammates were not comfortable. Its sporty, has dual sunroofs, fog lights, ac. cd player with am/fm radio, tire pres... Read More

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

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2006 MINI Cooper Reviews

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On! By David

This car's picture is next to the definition of fun to drive in the dictionary. I have a blast with it on the road or on the track. Fun, quick, reliable and awesome in the corners, this one's a keeper... Read More

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

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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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