2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2005 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 67 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
"build quality" 10 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"in snow" 4 reviews
"rough ride" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 51 - 60 of 67 2005 MINI Cooper reviews.

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

515

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.

25

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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Joey writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Summertime and High Mileage with plenty of REV!

Cons

Snow and Bumpy Roads.

45

My Mini Max — Best car for Summers in New Mexico...Hands Down. It turns heads especially with the top down and with the Harmon Kardon sound system it is fun to zoom down the highway with my tunes. Alternatively it is the worst card for New Mexico's gravel/dirt roads or harsh snowy winters. Not a snow car at all. Right now...I love it....Summertime with high gas prices=I am in love with my MINI MAX.

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Julie writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Purple, fast, handles very well.

Cons

Gets dirty.

35

The Grape Is Grapealicious — I love my car! It rocks! It takes the the 15 mph turns and asks for more!

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Dru writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Handling, braking, interior space, build quality

Cons

acceleration could be better but still quite quick

35

Most Fun In A Car — Think of the last time you were in a go cart at a track and how much fun you had and how disappointed you were that you had to pay another 6bucks to ride again. now imagine that even at todays prices 6 bucks will give you about 40miles of go carting. the mini cooper s is a go cart that is much more cost effective.

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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

25

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

35

A Ex's Car — Lush car to drive

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Amanda writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

many customizations

Cons

expensive

25

Looks Like A Rollie Pollie — wonderful handling. many different customizations. if you buy the car brand new BMW will send you a cute gift

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tekstrand24 writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Great Gas milage, amazing safety, fast 167 horsepower, supercharged just amazing

Cons

Little cramped in the back but the back seats are deep so it is fine.

tekstrand24
25

Gotta Love It!!! — I race my MINI in SCCA Autocross. It is just stock and keeps up with the Hondas and Suberu.. It is a great car... My Bulldog love riding in the back...

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Simon writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

It's an all rounder

Cons

none that I can think of

25

Such A Great Little Car -as Much Fun As My Gt3 — Great car for city and motorway alike. economical goes like stink, handles like a dream and parks on a postage stamp;

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2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

Overall A Great Bang For Your Buck By kvanbibber33

With the clean body lines, aggressive handling, and a turbocharger that kicks you in the rear its hard not to love this car. Can definitely be harsh on speed bumps and doesn't get outstanding gas mile... Read More

Love My Mini!!!!!! By Odette

Love this car - brakes are amazing (ABS of course), handling is amazing (DSC - Dynamic Stability Control - incorporates Corner Brake Control, Brake force distribution, ABS etc), performance is good, a... Read More

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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

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

Keeps me awake on commute. Good little cars that make you grin. First one had auto trannie still not boring to drive. Manual is really more fun and gets better mileage with premium fuel (recommended).... Read More

The Mini Is Awesome!! By betsywetsy

The MINI is not for everyone, but if you get the chance to drive one, don't miss the opportunity. They are great for tooling around town, but when you put it in sport mode - you better be holding on ... Read More

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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

Fun To Drive By jimmyz787pr

The 2009 Mini Cooper S is our favorite vehicle for long trips and to do fun stuff around. It is my wife's daily driver and she totally loves the vehicle. Since we bought it the only thing done to it i... Read More

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