2007 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2007 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 57 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" 34 reviews
"fuel economy" 29 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"space" 5 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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4

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fun to drive

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Front wheel drive

Coronado59
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Fun — I bought this Mini new in 2007 and thought I would keep it for three years. It has been nearly seven years and I now plan to garage until my 16-year old daughter "deserves" it. I want a new 2014....

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

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JMM666 writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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5

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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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Tram writes:
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5

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Reliable, great on gas, looks awesome, and is surprisingly spacious.

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Everyone has one in San Francisco!

Tram
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Great Commuter Or City Car — This car is incredibly reliable. I have a long commute to work, and this thing is great on gas and handles smoothly--it makes the laborious drive much more pleasant. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who needs a good commuter car, or who just needs a great city car. Its the perfect solution to the sparse parking in SF--it fits in just about anywhere.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pooderheads writes:
2007 MINI Cooper S Review
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4

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Fast,corners great , fun to drive 6 speed

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Repair costs, small, 1person car

pooderheads
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Fun Car To Drive — Love the zip and cornering. 6speed is responsive, had supercharger instead of turbo, turbo is faster. I averaged 27mpg, newer models get alot better. Terrible resale value since market is over run with used minis. The S is better car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FrannyAnnyB writes:
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Great little car - Very roomy, reliable and great gas mileage.  Fun to join a Mini group for rides

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A little creaky (very BMW)

FrannyAnnyB
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Great Little Car! Good Every Day Driver — We use the Mini every day as a commuter and it excels for that! Great in the snow and super fun to drive. Handles great and is very quick. Feels bigger inside and can haul lots of stuff. Just an overall great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2007 MINI Cooper Base Review
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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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Matthew writes:
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Acceleration, handling, fun factor, and comfy seats.

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Burns through oil, rides hard on uneven pavement, can only unlock hatch when key FOB is disconnected from car.

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Fun-to-drive Factor Is Amazing With This Car And Will Keep You Grinning Long After You Step Out. — Car is an absolute blast to drive. Mileage is great for being turbocharged and handling is great too. Maintenance can be a little pricey, especially if you drive the car hard. Needs premium gas so that can cancel out the savings from the MPG.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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clintonics writes:
2007 MINI Cooper Base Review
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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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James writes:
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Fun to drive

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Runflat tyres don't like potholes

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Great Little Car — Excellent fun to drive the MINI. Torquey turbo charged engine, means you don't have to thrash it to have fun. Great handling and predictable when pushing hard. Loves twisty B roads. If you are bothered about MPG / Performance compromise, and don't like the idea of a diesel car, this is perfect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lee writes:
2007 MINI Cooper Base Review
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It makes me smile

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nothing

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Might Be A Mini But Its Maximum Fun! — Just the best car ever, great to drive, handles like a dream, funky interior, good MPG, cute as a button, easy to fall in love with, kart-like handling, nippy engine, makes me smile smile smile all the time even after three years!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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