2008 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2008 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 53 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:4.6 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
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 24 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"seat" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews

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2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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5

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Incredible handling, economical, Safe and a kick to drive.  Great for in-town and plenty of room with the back seats folded down to carry a ton of stuff!

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steven0701
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This Mini Cooper S Is Fun, Fast, Economical And Has Tons Of Class! — I have an S Class Mercedes and an Acura RDX, but everyone in the family fights over the keys to the Mini! Its hard to describe just how great this little car makes you feel when you're driving or riding in it, but it creates a feeling of well-being, safety and most of all, FUN! Its surprisingly practical, too, and makes a great "grocery-getter." Its extremely quick and going through the gears is a treat. The build quality is BMW all the way and everything works as it should. All-in-all, a great all around car for those who enjoy actually driving. It encourages you to take "the long way!"

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

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David writes:
2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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Fun car for the summer

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Small size easily lost in parking lot if next to bigger vehicle

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Great For Small Family , Especially Good For Older Adult Couples ( Little Extra Room In Back Seat) — I loved this car and got lots of looks and all the women thought it was sooo cute. The Germans sure built a nice car when they decided to take over the Mini Cooper look . The British have nothing to be ashamed of , by having it made by BMW !!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MiniOwner101 writes:
2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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Fun to drive, Good Gas Mileage, Fast

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Not big enough trunk space for bigger items

MiniOwner101
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Fun-to-drive, Sporty, Gas Sipper, Thats Great For A Single, But A Little Small For A Family. — This car was a great commute car while I was single. The agile, speediness of the car makes it a lot of fun to drive. Best part was the fact that I still got great mileage, even though I've got a bit of a lead foot, lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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asitchandra writes:
2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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Accelerates and Handles great on Straight Line and turns. Excellent Power to Weight Ratio.

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Back Seat not roomy enough for adults. Trunk space limited.

asitchandra
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Fun Ride — Brings a smile to your face every time you drive this car. Awesome power in a tiny package. Great around the city. Fits in the tiniest parking spots. Good fuel economy. 0-60 in 6.2 seconds without the sports mode.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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Zippy Little Car 208HP Supercharged 1.8L 4Cylinder
6 Speed Manual

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Small back seat
Won't want to get out !

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Great Car For The Summer — Overall fine car to drive for pleasure or to work and back Especially great for weekend drives with the top down Taken on a long trip it is a comfortable ride It's a sleeper , will surprise you with the power when you need it !

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merthurmeydan writes:
2008 MINI Cooper Base Convertible Review
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Great for summer cruising, even though it is a light car it handles great in snow/ice or wet road. Lets not even mention Gas consumption and parking. it is an absolutely excellent car.

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No negativity.

merthurmeydan
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Great Convertible — Great for summer cruising, even though it is a light car it handles great in snow/ice or wet road. Lets not even mention Gas consumption and parking. it is an absolutely excellent car. The car even has heated seats.

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Aleksandr writes:
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Gosh where do I begin, This car is amazing and I would never get rid of it if I didnt have to. It drives like a large go-kart with steering like a boss. The supercharged engine is always providing you with the best power from 0-120mph. Top down and your cruising with a smile from ear to ear. This car is sure to provide you with comfort, power, and style as well as so much fun every time you get in. You can feel the car at the wheel on every turn, and pull. A lot of control under your petals and 6 speeds for maximum pleasure.

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I would say the trunk is a little small but I have never needed more. I can fit 2 weeks worth of groceries in the car no problem. The seats go down for more room too. The gas is premium but thats because its a premium car.
Changing the oil can be a pain because the filter is tilted but its no biggie.

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This Is By Far The Car That Ive Had The Most Fun On Ever. Its Powerful, Fun And Addicting! — I really dont know where to start with this car. Its amazing in every way. If your a fan of back road driving and twisty turns this is it! It might not be a family car because of the lack of space but for a personal car this one should be on the top along with the other minis in its class. The performance on this MINI is top notch with handling like a professional race car. A modified suspension from MINI factory to give it tight turns and feeling in the wheel. There is total control with this car. The supercharger and cold air intake with the reduction pulley give this car top performance in the racing field. Always power under the hood no matter what speed you are at. If you are looking for a fun over all car to get you from home to work or school or anywhere while looking sporty this is it. The style of the MINI has a fun cheerful attitude with loads of goodness inside. I have never had a dull moment with this car! SO MUCH FUN!! The gas milage is sweet when you drive it normally or even hard every now and then. There is a larger blind spot in the back because of the smaller window but its no big deal when you have side mirrors with the extra wide viewing mirrors too. I can say for sure I feel really safe in this car as well. The body is reenforced to support the convertible as well as airbags everywhere needed. I love this car thats the most I can say. :) I know you will love it too. If you are a MINI person then any mini will do really but this one is extra special with almost everything you can have in the mini! :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cgwatkins1 writes:
2008 MINI Cooper Base Review
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The Mini drives and handles like no other, It is a fun car to drive! The gas mileage is excellent. 35-40MPG.

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cgwatkins1
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The Best Ride Ever! — It has been an awesome car. It has a powerful engine and in sport mode the handling is twice as much fun to drive! It has a spacious cargo area in back with the back seats down which is great for traveling with pets, luggage or whatever!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Grace writes:
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What is there not to like?

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Are we talking about a MINI?

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Bottoms Up Is My Bottom Line On This Car. — I love MINIS. Lets face it! This is the best-looking economy car on the market. Nothing comes close to performance and drve-ability. My only complaint is that you are more likely to get a speeding ticket driving a Mini. The manufacturer ought to do something about that.

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Suzanne writes:
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The ability to handle the road is fabulous.

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The back seats are merely for show. There is no way a family of three (or four) could use this as their family car.

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I Love My Mini — If you are looking for the perfect car for your midlife crisis, but you just were never really that cool in high school? Don't fool yourself with a Viper or Corvette. Stick with a MINI Cooper and you will impress without overcompensating for, um, other smaller packages.

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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