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2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2005 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 65 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" 35 reviews
"handling" 23 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"speed" 10 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"rough ride" 3 reviews
"in snow" 3 reviews

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Displaying 41 - 50 of 65 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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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

35

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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Paul writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

It hauls, and it's fun as hell!

Cons

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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Andy writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Quick, nimble and great handling

Cons

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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Karl writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

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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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

Like Driving A Go Cart By e85racer

I would recommend a Mini Cooper. Our experience has been good and we never get tired of driving it! Its just such a cool little car I never really get tired of looking at it either. In the future as o... Read More

Love It! By CapnEd

Bigger than it looks inside, handling is fantastic, love the gas mileage- 40mpg+ (highway). Fits in small parking spaces, comfortable on long drives. Visibility is great and I love the fact that the... Read More

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