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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 73 2005 MINI Cooper reviews.

Paul writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Same as review above.

Cons

Some minor build issues, price of factory accessories.

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Fun To Drive, Looks Great, Awesome Gas Mileage. — Decent acceleration with the base Cooper. Build quality is good except for minor issues. I installed the side skirts which are OEM parts. Fuel economy is good. 50L tank, I get an average of 800km's per tank. That's about 45mpg. Fun factor is amazing. Just like the commercial says. "Go-Kart handling"!

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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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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.

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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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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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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

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Handling, braking, interior space, build quality

Cons

acceleration could be better but still quite quick

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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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Matt writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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2

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Good in traffic and handling was superb.

Cons

Too expensive and too much hype.

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The S Is For Stupid — I didn't really like this car. Everything about it seemed stupid. Isn't the S supposed to be sporty? For as much as this car costs, I was expecing A LOT more performance. It isn't slow, but it isn't fast and all of the things tha tmake it "interesting" suck. The speedometer is in the MIDDLE of the car and it's huge. It's this big round thing with giant numbers that this car will never reach and a stupid gas gauge. Do you want to know where the tach is? It's right in front of the driver and about four feet away from the speedometer. WHY would anyone do this to a car? Maybe I would have liked this car if I had got the convertable and rented it for vacation. You know how you can rent mopeds to ride around islands? This should be the car version of that. Don't get me wrong I liked being in the little car... it felt cozy... but I didn't really gain much from driving it. It was more of a novelty than anything else. This is not the car for me.

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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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Gavin writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

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Stylish, fun, great to drive. Best in Chilli Red with white roof, stripes, wheels and mirror covers.

Cons

Very small inside, expensive and useless dealers, too many around now. Hard to get in and out if slightly dodgy back

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Special As Long As You Have Only One Other Person You Want To Take. — Looks great, goes great, handles great. Not very big inside especially in the rear seats - not even kiddies are happy back there. Dealers - well at 95 quid per hour they are a complete bunch of morons, taking 4 hours to change brake pads. Only got rid of it as duffed up my back and couldn't get out of 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

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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

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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

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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

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