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2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2006 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 59 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

User Reviews

Displaying 41 - 50 of 59 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

Jessica writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

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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Shannah writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

That it is fun to drive, you always get tons of attention, and it's customizable.

Cons

The local dealer isn't the greatest, but maybe when MINI has it's own service area it'll be better.

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The Most Fun Car Ever!! — It's a fun car that goes fast, handles amazingly well and gets good gas mileage. Also the insurance is considered a compact economy car so it's inexpensive to insure. I really love my car, and as with any car there are always some problems, but everything has been minor.

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Stace writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Best allround little car there is

Cons

expensive and noisey gearbox

35

Best Small Car I Ever Owned — I love this car, the look, the feel, the build, the culture and club. Only let down with a rumbling gearbox problem

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Kathryn writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Looks great, drives better, wonderful car

Cons

Gas mileage - she loves to eat gas, and demands premium

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Peppy, Great Torque, Stylin' — She's got it all -- unusual looks, handling, all neceesary accessories, an Ipod connection. Drive with the top down and have a blissful day.

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Phil writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Review
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4

Pros

Easy to park and maneuver.

Cons

Steering pump failure and electric failure causing battery drain.

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Easy To Park And Maneuver. — Just as warranty expired had steering pump failure and electric failure causing battery drain.

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Andy writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

its like a big go-kart!

Cons

can't fit the baby seat in the back

25

Flippin Brilliant — love the car, its amazing... saved my life with its handling capabilities. good fuel consumption. Brilliant but more importantly great fun to drive.

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Zachary writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

performance
Handling
Comfort

Cons

Noisey
Parts Rattle from Upgraded Performance parts

35

The Motoring Monster — With the Performance upgrades on it, it is amazingly fast and superior in so many ways.

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Mike writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Handling

Cons

Rear seats are cramped

35

Come On, Not A Bad Thing To Say About It — Doing 50000+ miles a year, not the natural choice, but handles like a go-kart and with a few extras it makes it quite civilised. Cruise control is the best feature :-)

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Robert writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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4

Pros

The supercharger whine when going through the gear and also the tight suspension. You also gotta love the retro interior.

Cons

None.

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A Smal Car With Lots Of Fun Inside — This car would seem to be cramped however the Mini Cooper offers plenty of room even with the top up. Plus the tight suspension with the whining supercharger makes this car a pleasant performer!

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Roger writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Loads of room up front!

Cons

Struggle to get the golf bats in!

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Pocket Rocket! — Excellent Build Quality; Lovely back pops from twin exhausts; Supercharger whine when under full acceleration; Loads of room in the front;

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2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

Love My Mini!!!!!! By Odette

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I was suprised what a powerful and fun car this 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible was. The handeling was not what I expected... In a good way. Even though it's small you totally feel in control and with th... Read More

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

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

My Love Affair With A Mini Bimmer! By mightymini11

There is absolutely nothing to dislike about a MINI except the price, They are still in high demand. All the things you do to a car means nothing when you go to trade it in, though it does maintain it... Read More

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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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