2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2006 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 67 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 34 reviews
"power" 27 reviews
"handling" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"park" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"tires" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews

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2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

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Great looking and fun driving car. Very comfortable on long trips with top down. Surprising, no rattles in this convertible and for an eight year old car, everything still works and looks outstanding (top still in perfect shape).

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Honestly can not think of any - well, maybe more road noise with run flat tires.

msgtaylor
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What A Great Piece Of British Engineering!!! So Much Fun. — 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 safe even though it is a small car. Overall, this is just one FUN car drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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treeguy writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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4

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I am tall & have lots of headroom.

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Nothing

treeguy
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Super Mini — I like the excellent gas mileage, the head room & ability to move the seat back for maximum leg room. This car drives smooth, has good speed & is easily driven in colder climates with snow. I can even get two cars seats in the back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tking24 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

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Cockpit feel and look, steering wheel, handling, wipers, headlights, braking, fuel economy, and date night car

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size and location of cup-holders, cigarette/phone charger location/access.

tking24
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Spifffy Sport Comfort - Your Date Night Car — Like the Cockpit feel and look, steering wheel, handling, wipers, headlights, braking, fuel economy, and date night car. The size and location of the two cup-holders, and cig/charger location could be tough to get used to, but not sure if any thing could help here except getting the cup-holder accessory.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Misshe11 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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Awesome handling and a bundle of fun in the summertime with the top down!  Great looking and peppy daily driver

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Runflat tires make for a rough ride on bad roads, glove box sized trunk

Misshe11
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A Great Little Car For Non-commuters — I really like this car, its got tons of character, is always fun to drive and can carry myself and my kids with no problems. I don't drive much so its great for a kid drop off and grocery getter :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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wturf writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

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Oustanding car to drive as it provides all kinds of feedback. The engine is responsive and it "whines" louder as you step harder on the gas pedal while the supercharger pumps out power. Simultaneously the exhaust note is a great entertainer. Steering and brakes are direct and excellent. There's tons of leg and headroom up front.

Cons

Back seat is a joke- I didn't buy it for a over two person car- should they just delete it?

wturf
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Delightful — Other than driving on rough streets the car behaves great. It's always fun and makes a trip pleasurable. The sunroof is fantastic, even if popped up in the rear a little, allowing fresh air in. There's still some Mini driver recognition as you see others and wave, while thinking about that cars' color/detail elements.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CarguruRockford writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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great car, superb handling and reliable. Impressive acceleration and a real head turner

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a little noise in the road (tire noise)

CarguruRockford
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A Great Car, I Sued For Long Conmutes And Always Fun — all good impressions, I loved my mini. great car, superb handling and reliable. Impressive acceleration and a real head turner I was a JCW factory optioned, great brakes, superb acceleration, impressive handling. I would like to try the new mini

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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prokos writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

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Good gas mileage , sporty, convertible , great handling

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Small trunk

prokos
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Great Sporty Convertible — Love the drive, especially with the top down. Great gas mileage, very dependable, a great strong ride. Also great Turing radius and you can park almost anywhere. You can't move your apartment with it though. But enough room to bring laundry home from college.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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prokos writes:
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Sporty, convertible with great handling.  Always fun to drive.

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Small tunk

prokos
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Cool Car — There is a handful of cars that look very different from anything else on the road. They attract attention mostly for their snappy styling, the Mini Cooper Convertible is one of them. Solid BMW design and manufacturing, from the serious convertible top. It's fully automatic, requiring only the push of a button to stow it, and has a glass window, to the firm drive and great tight turns.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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5

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Great gas mileage, very nimble, and very fun to drive!

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Back seats are so small and cramped. I find that laying the seats down make it more usable when going to the store, etc..

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Mini Beamer — Love, love, love this car. It is the coolest car I have ever had, I've had it 7 years and I am ready for another MINI or BMW. I love the quality and design of these cars. They are BMW standards, no skimping on the luxury and the safety ratings are the best in it's class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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The most fun hatchback you can find.

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Maintenance can get expensive.

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So Much Fun. — We have had this car since it was brand new and love it. It is a super-fun way to travel, especially if you spend time in urban areas. Of course, it's not suited for a large family, nor for cargo, but you probably knew that already! It has handling and German build quality comparable to cars twice its price!

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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 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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2005 MINI Cooper Reviews

Good City Car. Not Too Great For The Country By CoopStrong

has great MPG, its bigger on the inside than it looks, I'd keep it if i lived in a city but because i live in the country, there are more back roads id like to drive on but i cant because of the groun... Read More

My Favorite Car So Far! By Laura

This MINI has been my favorite car. It's quick and handles great which makes it a blast to drive. The additional features like heated seats, heated washer jets, rain sensing windshield wipers, and Har... 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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