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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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 60 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

LanaCar writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Fun, fun, fun to drive! Excellent mileage and still has super-charged power. Go-kart handling. Easy to park in dense downtown areas. I drove it in deep snow with no problems in Seattle's snowpocalypse, but then again I grew up in CO. Very comfortable on a 2-day road trip.

Cons

Not a big family car of course. I went camping in it a couple times and it was a bit tight with all my gear + dog.

LanaCar
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Yeah Mini!!! — I love this car, but hard for it to be my only car. Need a little more room for camping & other activities. Very dependable, always friendly. I love that the automatic also has an option for manual shift. The seats are plenty comfortable for a long road trip.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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judge_roy writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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the CVT transmission: takes a little getting used to.  a pause while the fluids and belts start doing what they are supposed to is required here, but once you've discovered the M/S mode, the sportiness begins.  You can downshift, or allow the CVT to downshift for you.  Will get up and go but if in M/S mode gets there more quickly allowing the engine to rev to 5000 rpm.  I LOVE this CVT and don't know why people have trouble getting along with it.  Once you realize that it is a German creation, not English, attitudes are different as if on the Autobahn- Going 68 miles an hour and the rpms barely crossed 2000 rpm.  This thing is NUTS.  We are not in mother Germany anymore!

Cons

Tranny is somewhat slow, but once going will keep going. 2000 rpm at 65 mph, that's the stuff we take to the autobahn!

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The Most Completely Beautiful Driving Experience I've Ever Had! — People are jealous around here and are hostile towards the MINI..Driving a MINI is like no other. Go-kart fun, I'll gladly pay the extra for the high-test gas, and get at least 20mpg. Could even be less because the sport of driving this one outweighs the cost! 1.6 Liter engine not even 39,000 miles on it. I strongly recommend the MINI if you love to drive! Recommend Cobalt undershield as rocks will chew up the Swiss plastic- GPS dominates the cockpit, and would rather know the temperature of the motor, the amount of volts, Amps and Oil Pressure. As it is one must "GO ON FAITH"- guess this will not be an issue until breakdown~

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

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wsfunocinco writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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4

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go kart handling, fun to drive, stylish, lots of power for a little car, roomier than it looks

Cons

what's not to like

wsfunocinco
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Mini's Are Awsome — i really love how this car handles, it is quick and peppy. The Mini culture is also awsome, the dealership is really responsive and knowledgeable. and if you love to drive this is the car for you, what more can i say.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bethieb writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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Drives great, good power for a 4 cylinder and great gas mileage.

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Not alot of room in the back.

bethieb
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Love My Mini — I love my little car! It gets great gas mileage and handles wonderfully in the curves. I love the Harman Kardon sound system,it really rocks. Even though the car is a 4 cylinder and not even an S model, it has really good acceleration. It is a joy to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jenn writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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I loved this car... was sooo fun to drive!

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I hated having to sell it!

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I Say Yes! — It had awesome acceleration and handled beautifully around corners at higher speeds. The build was sturdy and rarely needed repairs. The supercharger on this little monster was amazing compared to the newer turbocharged version i tried! As for its appearance.... Its a Mini nuff'said!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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LadyMadison05 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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Control is great on this car.

Cons

Nothing

LadyMadison05
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Great Car For The Year, Miles, And Price! — This car is so cute, I loved driving it but it's time to expand. Having 1 more child is nice but the car I will miss. The car has all the things you'll need. Long road trips is were she shines also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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minig writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

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Fun- the looks- handling

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none

minig
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The Best And Most Fun, Cabrio In It's Class That Money Can Buy — My 2nd MINI- I'm ready for #3 Never used the free maintenance. After 5 years the quality is still tight. Still get looks when driving it. I feel MINI makes a quailty car. I can only hope the new platform is as good, fun and reliable.

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

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my73bimmer writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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handling

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cup holders

my73bimmer
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I Would Buy Another Cooper S Again After This One! — this car has a great Performance from the get go car fun is fun to drive. this car has a great appearance. We got it with all the chrome trims and it looks great. great in gas. I do not need to be filling up too often... ;-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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any auto enthusist would fall in love with this vehicle instantly.

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none really

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My Designer Friend From Caddy Stated That Mini's $20,000 Exotic Car! That Says It All! — awesome car. I haven't had any other problems other than clutch noise which is really not a problem. great build quality and fun factors second to none! I know there're cars out there capable of beating JCW on tracks but from personal experience I owned M3, RX-7, 335i, Civic Si, C350 and etc in narrow winding streets of LA.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Yoni writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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gas mileage - sometimes

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Small But Not Too Small.. The New Mini Tops All Other Small Creatures!! — The only thing they could have done was to tighten up the steering.... they tried too hard to make it too much like a BMW which was mistake considering that people who drive a MINI should appreciate the fun in motoring.. not to say it's not fun to motor, it just needs to have tighter steering... overall though I really like it...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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