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2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2006 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 60 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: 4.8 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

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PROS
"ride" 29 reviews
"power" 24 reviews
"handling" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"park" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews

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small_boy_2_m_tall_man writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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Room, fuel use, comfort all tops

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Torque-steer

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Farfegnugen For Real — The 2006 model had enough seasons under its belt that teh little naggy things have been worked out and the new large MINI (oxymoronic, isn't it?)is losing its direction. The Cooper S is not particularily an economy car as it has peppy torque and horsepower. It is a great city car and a very good long drive car. The car may accommodate some drivers up to 6'9" (I am 6'5" and drive it easily) something a 5-series BMW cannot! Quality is quite high, but the run-flat tyres are expensive and wear mightily. Very fun to drive and good value retention are coupled with reasonable mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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everything. its a MINI!

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ride, but only because of the tires.

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Minis Rule. — best purchase i've ever made! it's also my first. its so tiny on the outside, but once in the cockpit, there is tons or room. its a tiny car with big time luxury. its a little rocket! i love this car and will keep it forever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Renee writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

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heck of a good time

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no room for a party

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Ever See "the Italian Job"? — Quick, responsive, holds the road, fun to drive. Gas mileage around 30mpg on the highway. I've had the car for 3more than 3 years and nothing's gone wrong. Needed new tires - but part my fault for not having them rotated.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amy writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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5

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Easy to park, good gas milage.

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race car

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Over All Fun, Fun, Fun! — The name Cooper is highly regarded in Mini circles, what with world-championship racing car producer John Cooper having lavished his skills on the original car and BMW wisely reestablishing the name Cooper S for the hot version of its latter-day Mini. Super fun to drive! Really fast and easy to maneuver though traffic. Flashy and sporty. Limited edition, so very few on the road.

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Mueller9769 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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I love this car. It is an absolute blast!! Park it anywhere, great gas mileage, people love to ask me about it. It makes a statement. Everyone should drive a Mini!

Cons

My baby doesn't fit in it, so we have to get a more family oriented car.

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Firecracker On Wheels — I love this car. I saved for years to be able to afford it. It is light weight, you can park almost anywhere. I always feel in control, it brakes and handles superbly. Definitely worth the money. It is a driving experience!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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style ergonomics

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recomended 93 octane fuel.

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Lots Of Fun — This is a great car all around- suprising big for such a small apperiance. Tons of fun to drive and good MPG

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prokos writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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Sporty, convertible with great handling.  Always fun to drive.

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Small tunk

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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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Shelly writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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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!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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operator_13 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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4

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zippy~ wants to go faster~

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too low to the ground-

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More Mini's Please~ — the green mini is cute, but in this environment (dusty and moon rocks) is unhappy, as I've got to slolem past boulders and craters, actually dodged a crater, then smashed the passenger mirror into a blue recycling bin, the bin tipped over and the mirror spider cracked...this town and the MINI are having problems getting along~ the town.....Clearlake, CA. , the poorest town in northern California...there ain't on streetlights, there ain't no good roads....it's a bust automotively...now if a 4x4 would be right at home here~

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

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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