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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

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Displaying 51 - 60 of 60 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

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!

35

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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Derick writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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4

Pros

Handling, Size (parkability), Styling (cute / retro)

Cons

Ride

55

Great City Car... — This MINI is perfect for tight parking spaces and zipping around the city...as long as there are no potholes. The engine pulls this car around nicely (mit JCW CAI) and handles the turns with confidence, just don't hit any potholes or you will lose a filling!

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Tony writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Drop top, sun roof function, interior, image.

Cons

Rubbish for large shopping trips

35

Sexy, Funky, Classy And Fun To Drive! — A great fun car that is soooooooo special to drive in the sun ((or night)) with the roof down. Drives like a go-cart and ever so nimble...point it where you want to go and it zips you there. Funky - body coloured interior is a must!!! So are heated seats!

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Kyle writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Fun, fun, fun to drive. Go-Kart experience is lots of fun

Cons

not reliable, reverse is next to first gear which is slightly confusing, not known for reliability (but BMW has a good warranty)

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Delivers On Go-kart Live Drive Experience — Fun and fast, drives like a go cart and has lots of room for the driver and front passenger. The extra horsepower was really a lot of fun to use in this car. I just love the design of the MINI, I drove one with racing stripes and normally I don't like racing stripes at all but they seemed to fit on the Mini Cooper S.

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Josh writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Performance.

Cons

Small size.

35

My Speed Fix For Now. — Good to cruise around in. Pretty decent performance for a car with less than 200 supercharged horsepower.

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Mo writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Has more cargo space than anyone realizes.

Cons

Dealership is far away

35

It Shouldn't Be Legal To Have This Much Fun Driving A Car. — It's a go-cart on steroids. Lots of fun. You can really customize different aspects of the car.

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Ariel writes:
2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Great handling, style, efficiency, comfort, and overall fun to drive

Cons

acceleration is a bit lacking, and at high speeds the car seems to feel limited. This is only the base-model's experience however, and I'm sure the 'S' model would be more suitable.

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The Most Fun Car To Drive........period! — Ever wanted to drive a luxurious go-cart with airbags? this is it! Although I'd imagine the 'S' model would be much faster and have better acceleration, the base mini is a bit dull. HOWEVER, it totally doesn't matter. You know those hair-pin turns on the on-ramps to get on a highway? most cars you'd have to slow down to handle the turn, not the MINI, with this car you can accelerate through it without any loss of control. The car is low to the ground and has a wide stance, allowing for the best handling of any car in it's class. The car is also quite roomy despise its name. 2 grown adults in the front and two smaller adults or children in the back could easily find this car suitable for carpooling. Also very safe and secure, and solid, it feels like a tank. I can't wait to drive the 'S' model!

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Daniel writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
Overall:
5
25

Deb's Mini — Fun to drive- zippy and handles like its on Rails. Perfect for trying to park in SF as well.

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mmeek writes:
2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Nice handling and performance.  Great styling inside and out.  Hundreds of options.

Cons

Pricey!  Small for my liking.

mmeek
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Big Package ... Small Car! — I have a close friend that owns a Mini Cooper S. He's a salesman that travels all over town on a daily basis. He absolutely loves his Mini and can't say enough about it. When he bought it a year ago he dropped by the house and let me take it for a spin. This was an incredibly fun car to drive. It was quick and very responsive in many respects. The twin-turbo pushes you through traffic with ease. It handled amazingly well to boot. I'm sure I'd be able to serpentine the narrowist of cones. Besides, he says it gets 30-32 mpg on average. Not bad for this little performance package.

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

Pros

it is brilliant

Cons

kind of expensive

25

Mini Cooper S Jcw — The mini cooper s jcw is one of the best car ever. It is fast, loud and looks stunning. The power weight ratio is just brilliant and it handles just like a go kart! build quality is good since mini is owned by BMW. the only negative would be the fuel efficiency.All i have gotta say that I just love it

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2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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Suprisingly Fun, Great Handeling And Awesome Fuel Economy Mini By SemLeon

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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