2007 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2007 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 58 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"power" 23 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"space" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Allyson writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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Great Handling, Fantastic Mileage, You can park it absolutely anywhere! and quite possibly the most fun car to drive on the road.

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I have absolutely no complaints.

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2007 Mini Cooper S — I could not be happier with my car. A MINI Cooper is a car for life. These things are practically indestructible! I can take turns going way faster *within the speed limit* than anyone else on the road. You can do so much more with this car because of it's low center of gravity and clever design of placing the wheel's at the very outer corners. The handling is incredible no matter if you get an automatic or a stick shift. It accelerates at a faster rate than you would guess because of a powerful engine and light chassis design. The styling of the new 2008s is slightly different than the 2007s *which is why I bought an '07 instead of waiting another month for an '08, the '07 is more attractive". The 2007s and later are also 2" longer than any previous year which provides that much more trunk space which is greatly appreciated in a car as small as this. If you're looking for a car with high mileage but don't want one of those nasty hybrids, a MINI is the car for you. I get 40 mpg on the freeway and around 32 in the city in an automatic. A stick shift gets between 3 and 5 miles more per gallon. The bottom line is this car is an over-grown, street legal go-kart that is incredibly fun to drive. But people with lead feet beware...THIS CAR CAN GET YOU IN TROUBLE!! Take if from someone who knows. ;D

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143ian writes:
2007 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Handling is superior to anything I have ever driven. This is a street legal go kart that makes commuting to work fun. Good gas MPG, and reliable engine (made by BMW) make this a great buy, no wonder there are Mini-Cooper auto clubs across the USA they know what a great car this is.

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Space. Don't plan any camping trips or long road trips with this unless you naturally travel light. Cargo room once you drop the back seats is adequate for one person to move a few few things like luggage and a small pet but thats about it.

143ian
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Great Things Really Do Come In Small Packages. — Handling is superior to anything I have ever driven. This is a street legal go kart that makes commuting to work fun. Good gas MPG, and reliable engine (made by BMW) make this a great buy, no wonder there are Mini-Cooper auto clubs across the USA they know what a great car this is. Space. Don't plan any camping trips or long road trips with this unless you naturally travel light. Cargo room once you drop the back seats is adequate for one person to move a few few things like luggage and a small pet but thats about it. Great things really do come in small packages.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vic writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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Fun to drive

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Storage can be a little small

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Great Car To Drive — I have one sharp car, that is fun to drive. Performance wise, it could use a few more horsepower (though that would probably get me in more trouble) As for appearances, it is a car that turns heads. So Far, cost of ownership has been fairly low as it gets good gas mileage and all maintenance is included in the purchase price.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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FrankandLady writes:
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Great gas mileage, easy to maneuver, cute, and fast

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If you have a family or a lot of things to move around

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It's Crazy Awesome — Most fun I have ever had driving a car. I would only wish a mid size SUV was made to handle as well as this car. The gas mileage is exceptional. Anyone who loves these cars should own one in their lifetime!! :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bernard writes:
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EVERYTHING !!!!!! :)

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you can't put a SUV quanity of itme in the car, but that wasn't what it was built for.  If you need a lot of room don't purchase the car and say bad things, be realistic.

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Mini Review For The Common Person — Best car in it's class !!!! Mileage is 37 mpg, fit and finish is high-quality, preformance is OUTSTANDING !!!! I am 6.0 tall and built like a linebacker and the car is extremely comfortable fior a guy my size. I can put my whole family of 4 in the car comfortably. If you do a lot of driving and have a passion for cars or need a long-term daily driver vehicle that gets great mileage, is fun and will last a long time, you need this car. $500 down let's you customize the car to your personality and budget if it is not on the lot. Don't walk, RUN, RUN, RUN to the dealer and if you are in Kansas City go to Baron Automotive and ask for Liz, but most importanly tell them Bernard sent you. I need the referral fee, please.

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Catharine writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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fun, safe, performance based

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if you want a family car, this is not for you...

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Fun! — I love my MINI... it's a great car, lots of safety features, very fun to drive (I have trouble keeping it from my hubby!). It has great acceleration and believe it or not, handles great in the snow!! The convertible top is great and easy to use.

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ellenmarie writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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Beautiful car. very fun to drive. awesome power and acceleration, good fuel economy, easy to find parking and to park, great sound system, very comforable, surprisingly good in snow, heavy robust car- feels very safe although small in overall size.  Love the sun roof and fog lamp look and practical use.  Have never had a problem with cargo capacity.

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Can be expensive to repair (as BMW).  Full synthetic oil expensive,   Difficult to read oil dip stick. Run flat tires are expensive when need to replace. Very bumpy ("Go-cart") ride on bad roads.

ellenmarie
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Great Fun — I love driving this car overall. It has also been a treat for finding parking in crowded shore towns. Mini service has been expensive but I have found an excellent private mechanic- as there are now more of these available as Mini's have grown in popularity.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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treeguy writes:
2007 MINI Cooper Base Review
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This car has excellent gas mileage and is very reliable.

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It can be challenging getting two full size car-seats into the back seat.

treeguy
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Mini Cooper 2007 — Mini Cooper base model is a nice car, Lots of room for a tall guy (6'3") to sit. The seats are very comfortable. Very nice sound system. I use the line-in all the time. This car also has lots of pep, good pickup!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Passion2007 writes:
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Love this car!! The drive is like no other, grounded like a go-cart and as much fun.  You will never drive another car after you have driven a Mini!

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None!  There is a little more attention required but that would be true of anything of quality.  This is a drivers car not just transportation.

Passion2007
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The Italian Job! — I love the firm steering and the feel of a manual with a the ease of an automatic. The design is perfect, from the smiling grill to the winged logo. It is a pure delight to start the day and end the day with the smile of a Mini!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jsonix writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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My "Rocket on a Roller Skate".  Go-kart handling, good fuel economy, well-built, custom-built from factory, massive brakes/stopping power,

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ENGINE FAILURES-Mini's maintenance schedule for oil changes led to burnt exhaust valves.  Had to replace entire engine.  No support from Mini.  Low rev torque a little lacking.  Back seats not adult friendly for long drives (2+ hours).

jsonix
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Really Fun Car, Designed To Fail. — The 2007-2010 "S" models had several engine design flaws-carbon build-up due to design of direct injection, and timing chain guides leading to chain failures. The timing chain issue was addressed by a re-design of the guides, but because I had replaced mine early on (with Mini's original spec model), I did not qualify for the later recall and re-designed guides. My engine usually sounded like a sewing machine. The carbon problem was perhaps fixed with the re-designed engine in the 2011 and later models. Time will tell. I loved my Pepper White/Black Mini until it became a paper weight, due to the engine failure. I had the engine replaced by Helix Autosports in Philadelphia, PA, and received a 2-year parts warrantee from Mini with the new engine. The car ran better than ever with the new engine, but having to spend $7000 on a car with 73,000 miles after purchasing the $1250 extended service agreement from Mini was just out of line. Mini had maintained this car from day 1 until a month before the engine failure, but would not accept any liability for the catastrophic engine failure, which I believe was due to their improper oil-change spec and a poor design of the timing chain guides.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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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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