2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2006 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 68 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" 35 reviews
"power" 27 reviews
"handling" 24 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"park" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"tires" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews

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Displaying 51 - 60 of 68 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

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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

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Handling

Cons

Rear seats are cramped

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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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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 By Minideb

I like this car it's cute and perfect for running around has a lot of cargo room for transporting anything you want it's really great on gas and very good in the winter with front wheel drive it's ... Read More

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

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2007 MINI Cooper Reviews

Stunning By Edgar_G7

I have really enjoyed this little car. Great power and excellent fuel economy. Need a bigger as daughters bring friends along and don't fit! Great performance in both city and highway, not to mention... Read More

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

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