2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2006 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 66 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" 17 reviews
"park" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"tires" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews

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Robert writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Handling, easy parking, fun to drive

Cons

Not an RS4!

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Fun Little Car — I like it with the DINAN S1 package. Goes fast around a track

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Jack writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Sporty yet efficient

Cons

requires high octane 92 and up

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Love This Car! Sporty, Small, And Unique — I have had this car for two years now. I love to drive it and the energetic little supercharged engine makes any drive thrilling! Stiff suspension smooth acceleration grips the road like a speedo!

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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

Pros

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

Pros

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:
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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

Pros

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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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

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Best allround little car there is

Cons

expensive and noisey gearbox

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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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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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