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
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"tires" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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Displaying 41 - 50 of 65 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

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.

Cons

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

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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:
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5

Pros

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

35

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

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

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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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Kathryn writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

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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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2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

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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 driv... Read More

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

Overall A Great Bang For Your Buck By kvanbibber33

With the clean body lines, aggressive handling, and a turbocharger that kicks you in the rear its hard not to love this car. Can definitely be harsh on speed bumps and doesn't get outstanding gas mile... Read More

Love My Mini!!!!!! By Odette

Love this car - brakes are amazing (ABS of course), handling is amazing (DSC - Dynamic Stability Control - incorporates Corner Brake Control, Brake force distribution, ABS etc), performance is good, a... 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

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

Keeps me awake on commute. Good little cars that make you grin. First one had auto trannie still not boring to drive. Manual is really more fun and gets better mileage with premium fuel (recommended).... Read More

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

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2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

Not Worth It! By Firstjesse

I was so excited to get my mini convertible! It was everything I had been looking for in a car and I really loved everything about it. Then, after a year, the honeymoon was definitely over. Long st... Read More

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

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