2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2006 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 65 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" 33 reviews
"power" 26 reviews
"handling" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"park" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"tires" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 21 - 30 of 65 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

LadyMadison05 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

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

Pros

Fun- the looks- handling

Cons

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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5

Pros

handling

Cons

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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5

Pros

any auto enthusist would fall in love with this vehicle instantly.

Cons

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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4

Pros

appearance

Cons

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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Paul writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Fast and frugal

Cons

Nothing

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Fast And Frugal — 130 mph (allegedly) and 34 mpg, but not at the same time. Great acceleration and handling, fun to drive - like a go-cart with a roof. Doesn't like bumpy roads and its not very comfortable to sleep in. Two more words.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zach writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Fun, Sporty, and fairly inexpensive for a BMW sports car

Cons

None

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Great Car, Rwd Or Awd Would Be Amazing, But... — Supercharged, great performance, its like a go kart on crack, a true BMW under the hood, this thing flies. No Problems, and no cost of ownership so far, I do all the maintenance. I get about 23-25 mpg in the city, and around 30 on the highway, not too bad for a sportscar!

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

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Alan writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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4

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Excellent performance, Head-turner

Cons

Bit top-heavy, Dashboard squeaks.

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Jcw Cabrio — Performance is exhilerating with the added engine mods. Handling is second to none, it feels robust. The appearance is a classic with a retro interior. The most fun you can have, with the top down, in its price range. Sometimes repairs can be costly.

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

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Adia writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

The most fun for the money

Cons

NONE!

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A Well-rounded Everyday Car — This car looks great, i'm always getting second looks. The breaking, acceleration and handling are great as is the gas mileage. The parts seem to last forever! If you like to have fun driving this is the car for you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason6872 writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Acceleration, Braking, Handling, Appearance, Build Quality

Cons

Comfort,

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2006 Mini — Performance- handles great, strong acceleration, firm braking Build Quality- only problem with the break pads giving off so much brake dust, and squeeky chair Appearance- great interior, great leather, large dials, retro styled. Fun Factor- very fun quick nimble and fast

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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

This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to drive, ... Read More

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

2nd Mini So Far! Great Fun Loving Cars. By Rich2014

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

A Second Car In A Family By wangwang

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

Fun In A Tiny Package By mmotte

If you want a really enjoyable driving experience in a small, used hatchback in the US, you really only have six choices: the Mazdaspeed 3; the VW GTI; the last gen Suburu WRX and WRX STi or the MINI... Read More

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