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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Richard writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

Maintenance can be expensive if you have NO knowledge about auto repair.

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Love It!! — Performance - I couldn't ask for more in terms of this. The car is small with wheels at each corner of the car, so the handling is like a go-kart, acceleration is brisk, brakes are excellent. Build Quality - I have to say that the build quality is good, but as you can also find in online forums, there are lots of little things that break often, such as the hydraulic engine mount and PS pump fan. The major parts seem to be quite sturdy though Appearance - Even after being on the market for nearly a decade, the Mini Cooper still turns heads and most people love it. Interior is quirky but practical and ergonomic. Cost of Ownership - This depends on how you drive. Cooper S I think are made to be driven hard (LOL) so fuel economy isn't THAT great on my car, perhaps around 25 mpg. Maintenance isn't too expensive compared to other European cars. Oil change seems costly at around 100 dollars, but they only have to be done once every 13000 miles or so. Fun Factor: I am pretty sure I don't have to write anything about this.

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Kurt writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

great all around

Cons

cupholders.lol.

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Amazing — LOVE it. best drive of my life. pretty easy to modify. quick throttle reaction. all around amazing. best bang for the buck. very sleek looking with an awesome interior. gas milage is great. if i had to use one word to describe it it would be WOW.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

the whole car

Cons

none

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Mini — this is a brilliant little cars its quick for its size and its brill at handling and braking. the build is superb and it is adviseable to have the tlc pack which comes from mini. inside it is a prestieges car, high cost thou and fuel but only if you want fun in it lol.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kimberly writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

too much fun!

Cons

Very small

25

Fabulous — Performance is great. Would recommend the manual transmisson. Quality solid except for minor interior plastic details coming a part. Styling is sporty and easy to customize. Cost can be pricey once you start adding details. Too much fun!!! Love this car.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Jenny writes:
2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything!

Cons

The glovebox wont open...

35

Mini One D — I love my mini! Its a diesel so it can get up hills well and £20 fuel lasts ages. Its got brilliant handling (like all minis!) and its fun to throw it round corners! Im getting really cool bonnet stripes for it soon too =) Overall I love my mini!!

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:
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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

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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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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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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

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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 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

Its A Great Little British Made Sports Car, That Boasts Efficiency By scrappyones

My experience with this car seems to be better than most reviews I have read. I have had no problems with it at all. It performs very well and has a nice look and finish. It is funner to drive than... 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

Stunning By Edgar_G7

I have really enjoyed this little car. Great power and excellent fuel economy. Need a bigger as daughters bring friends along and don't fit! Great performance in both city and highway, not to mention... Read More

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

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