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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Displaying 41 - 50 of 67 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

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

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Cornering

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seats

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Mini Gp — GREAT little toy Sticks to the ground and corners like nothing else on the street Great performer on the track and for autocross Love the unique color won't change a thing Wish had the Recaro seats as in the UK wish did not make a wistling noise at 110 mph

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Derrick writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

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GO CART

Cons

Small Trunk

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Great Car — Its a GO CART. Should have gotten the S though, but this think still has lots of pep and performance. Storage space is an issue, however, with the two front seats folded down there is lots of room for gear. Its really a 4 seater with no storage, or a 2 seater with storage.

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David writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

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Fast, Handles very well, Seek, Gas Effiecient, Roomy,

Cons

Safe cr but when you crash the car collapses toprotect you, our last MINS engine block broke.

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Mini Coopers Are Awesome...heres Why. — Our car is great. Mini Coopers are very thrilling cars. There fun to drive, and drive very well. There perfromance is not fantastic but at the size and weight it is, it doesnt matter, you can still do 150mph at a 183bhp Mini Cooper S. It sticks to the ground like super glue, its very quick and fast. Vey small on the outside, but very very roomy on the inside. the current driver is 6' 3" and is 240 pounds. He has no problem with the mini. Plenty of Space. Its a great car over all.

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Mark writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

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style ergonomics

Cons

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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Craig writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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4

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Cool looking, sporty, fun to drive, faster than you would think.

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Small, loud and bumpy (probably the run flat tires).

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Anna Banana's Car — She loves it and it fits her well. Makes me a little nervous because its so small, but fuel economy is great and it's unique. I think she might even get another one next!

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Chris writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

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Handling, handling, handling

Cons

Appalling ride quality

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Go-kart For Grown-ups — Quirky but lovable modern, reliable, German-bred LBC. 5-star performance rating is for handlingand braking only, as acceleration is good considering the tiny engine size, but just OK by sportscar standards.

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Amanda writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

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Fast, Cute, Me, Great Handling.

Cons

I can't have lots of people with me and shop... but I like it being me and only one other person any ways... :)

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Driving It Is Sex! — I love this car more than anything it can handle turns beautiful, gets up and goes fast, small enough to weave through the tightest traffic. It's a beauty!

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Tamara writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Review
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5

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Well, there are too many for me to go through t them in detail.

Cons

The brakes are way to loose. It isn't necessarily something that sucks but it can be definitely be improved.

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Small, Fast, Beautiful — The Mini Cooper S perfectly combines speed and beauty. In addition, it fits anywhere and can get away with traffic because of its small size.

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Alex writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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3

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That engine! Fun to drive, feels very solid and planted.

Cons

Looks, interior, the fact its too uber german, plus it stole the character of the original

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Good Fun For Those That Love It — The turbo and acceleration of this car is unbelievable! from absolutely no revs at all the torque kicks in and in every gear, doesn't push up to top end as enthusiastically though. Good brakes, steering talks to you and gives confidence, very solid, good german build quality.

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Jessica writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

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Great acceleration and very sturdy

Cons

Its a very bumpy ride

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Great Performance — Great car, really sticks to the road, very fast,,sounds amazing uncomfortable, and not very smooth

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Reviews From Other Years

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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