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" 16 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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 66 2006 MINI Cooper reviews.

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

25

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

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!

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

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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

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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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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

Great Little Driver By vpm86

Definitely a driver's car. Excellent mileage, tight handling, responsiveness, classic Euro-motor sensibility. The turbo gets you MOVING, and the stick shift is tight. You think about where you want... 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

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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

A Second Car In A Family By wangwang

The car is small but the space for driver is big. The exterior is good looking and the buttons and interior are well designed. The engine is powerful, reliable. This car is small and I can find it ver... Read More

Fun In A Tiny Package By mmotte

If you want a really enjoyable driving experience in a small, used hatchback in the US, you really only have six choices: the Mazdaspeed 3; the VW GTI; the last gen Suburu WRX and WRX STi or the MINI... Read More

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