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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" 30 reviews
"power" 24 reviews
"handling" 19 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

User Reviews

Displaying 21 - 30 of 60 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

Paul writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Fast and frugal

Cons

Nothing

45

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

35

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

Pros

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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Bill writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

none

35

Mcs Hyper Blue — Ever since the 2003 auto show in NY I have wanted one of these. This car holds the road like you wouldn't believe. The car has a huge following. I've been to events at Lime Rock which have been awesome.

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Stewart writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Fun and fast, 34mpg, Retains highest value of any car on the road.

Cons

With it being a convertible, when the top is up the blind spot the the driver's right rear is very bad.

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The Wife's Mini Cooper S Convertible — It is the wife's car and it is a blast to drive on the winding, hilly roads of Missouri. Hugs the road like crazy clue and is almost impossible to lose traction. For a small car, it is built like a tank at almost 3000lbs (built by BMW). The Getrag transmission pretty good, but I think there is not enough gap between 1st and 2nd gear.

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Anne writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

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The funnest car ive ever driven! Right off the lot it is extreamly capable and super safe!

Cons

The typical American is too ignorant to understand that SUVs are not necessities- so they automatically think you are crazy when you suggest this car for them.

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Super Cooper — Performance: responsive, and tight. extreamly sticky in the turns! breaks super fast! Build Quality: excelent, have not had any issues with cabin noises. Cost of ownership: super cheap! 36 MPG (combo) doesnt need any extra maintenance other than the usual. Fun Factor: its a MINI! need i say more?!?! I recomend this car to anyone under 7ft who has a drivers licence... no excusses!

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Rishi writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

power, thrils, amazing.

Cons

very very thirsty, and expencive to maintain.

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Beauty In Desguise. Well Done Bmw. — amazing power for a car like this.it looks and feel very solid and strong for a 1600 cc car. never underestimate anything small. they can give you surprises. try this beast in disguise it's really gonna rock you. but a little expencive to feed her. she keeps asking for more speed the more she asks the more she drinks.

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

Pros

fun car

Cons

still searching

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Mini — Very stylish - combines fperformance and style while being affordable High performance and good brakes One of the best cars to enjoy bends Not the best for long motorway runs if you wonna go easy & relaxed Always have to rent skies in winter as they do not fit in, but i can live with that ;)

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

Fun, Small Car For City Or Road Driving. By xaviclone

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

The Mini Is Awesome!! By betsywetsy

The MINI is not for everyone, but if you get the chance to drive one, don't miss the opportunity. They are great for tooling around town, but when you put it in sport mode - you better be holding on ... Read More

Fun, Sporty, Zippy, Stylish, Sexy Cool. By Britt

Everyone compliments what a cool car it is and that they want one. The interior sound system is for audiophiles who can appreciate professional quality equipment. Gas mileage is very good and this is ... Read More

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

Like Driving A Go Cart By e85racer

I would recommend a Mini Cooper. Our experience has been good and we never get tired of driving it! Its just such a cool little car I never really get tired of looking at it either. In the future as o... Read More

Love It! By CapnEd

Bigger than it looks inside, handling is fantastic, love the gas mileage- 40mpg+ (highway). Fits in small parking spaces, comfortable on long drives. Visibility is great and I love the fact that the... Read More

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