2007 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2007 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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  • 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" 37 reviews
"fuel economy" 31 reviews
"power" 24 reviews
"handling" 22 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"space" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"seat" 4 reviews

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clintonics writes:
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The most fun I've ever had in a car

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Poor reliability

clintonics
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Great If You Plan To Sell It Before The Warranty Expires — I fell in love with this car the moment I drove it. I picked everything out from the factory so it really felt like MY car. It is the non-turbo with a stick. It was a small car but did not feel like a small car. It felt like a BMW solid and responsive. It was an absolute joy to drive and it got about 500 miles per gallon. It's fatal flaw was its quality. As a whole Mini Coopers are incredibly poor quality. I had several repairs under warranty and the particular model I got was actually the most reliable. The automatic transmissions blow every 55-75K and the turbo motors get valve rattle sometimes within weeks of purchase. They call it the "Death Rattle". Although I LOVED this car more than any other car I have ever owned I cannot recommend it unless you purchase the extended service package to 54K and then sell it before it hits that number. If you are willing to do this you will have a lot of fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
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The looks, the handling, the good gas mileage

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The useless back seats, and the insanely high parts cost.

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Fun Car! — It's not the most practical car around, but it's a fun ride and it gets great gas mileage. Just keep in mind that it uses BMW parts, though, so expect a BMW sized repair bill when you take it in for service!

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

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lilkeeler writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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Fun to drive, great MPGs, handling like a go kart.

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engine to needed to be replaced at 57,000 miles

lilkeeler
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Junk!! — Do not buy! Over priced miniature BMW. Don't let the styling fool you. These things are known to have a sundry of life threatening issues. I was told these burn oil at a fast rate. Oil changes are required every 15,000 miles. I had mine changed every 3 (this is $120 with synthetic oil) and was told each time that there was NO oil in the engine each time. There is no warning light. This is unacceptable. My engine finally failed at 57,000 miles and MINI didn't offer me any financial assistance because I was not the first owner and because my car was now out of warranty. This was my 4th "BMW" and the 10th in my family. WE will never buy BMW again. They are amazing vehicles when new but turn to JUNK after 50k miles. So sad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JMM666 writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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It is blast to drive. Love the sound of the turbo screaming when I get on it.  Handles like a charm. There are no dead spots. Car has personality inside and out.

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Run flats on 17" wheels is harsh. Repairs are expensive

JMM666
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Mini Has Great Personality — Handling through curves and acceleration is exceptional. The car is exciting and looks cool. Good brakes. Seats are comfortable. Interior lighting is modern. On board computer is ok. Replace run flats with non-run flat high performance tires for a superior ride. Average mileage is 28mpg with mostly city hard driving. Body is sound. Over time there are little rattles that are annoying. Must watch the oil regularly (weekly), otherwise the engine will be garbage. Overall a great experience.

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jsonix writes:
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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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treeguy writes:
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4

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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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Thecahuna writes:
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Great fun car to drive. handling is awesome. more room in the back with the seats down than you would imagine.

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not a road car for more than 4 or 5 hours of driving

Thecahuna
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Buzzing Down The Road — I bought this car for better mileage around town instead of my Jeep commander. I hardly drive the Jeep any more since I love driving this stick shift around town and also on the highway. It has all the bells and whistles of a more expensive car as well.

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Nikola writes:
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5

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Engine performance and gas consumption

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Cargo space and back seats

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Fast Go Kart, Fun To Drive, Easy To Park — 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 materials and pretty reliable.

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ellenmarie writes:
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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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 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

My Favorite Car So Far! By Laura

This MINI has been my favorite car. It's quick and handles great which makes it a blast to drive. The additional features like heated seats, heated washer jets, rain sensing windshield wipers, and Har... Read More

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2006 MINI Cooper Reviews

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On! By David

This car's picture is next to the definition of fun to drive in the dictionary. I have a blast with it on the road or on the track. Fun, quick, reliable and awesome in the corners, this one's a keeper... Read More

What A Great Piece Of British Engineering!!! So Much Fun. By msgtaylor

Acceleration is very good with the 5-speed manual transmission. Car feels very solid, responsive and stable at freeway speeds (in Arizona that's pretty fast). Makes one feel really comfortable and saf... Read More

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