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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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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Mary writes:
2008 MINI Cooper Base Review
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EVERYTHING

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NOTHING, but definitely not for large families... My dog loves it though!

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Mini Cooper = Love — This is my dream car!! Everytime I accelerate I feel as if I am racing someone, the engine revs up and its just amazing!! MINI has great road-side assistance and the people always have you in mind when dealing with any issues. The gas mileage is unbelievable! 32 city 40 highway. It is adorable and yet fierce at the same time, and no two MINI's are alike, sooo many custom options!! BUY ONE, YOU'LL LOVE IT!

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Tony686 writes:
2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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Moves, darts, and basically flies

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~21mpg, second class suspension

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Purdey S. Lightning Blue — I was looking for a convertible sports car that seats four. That moves. How many are there on the market? If you ignore things like the ugly Mustang convertible and unreasonable things like an M3 convertible, what's left? There really was no alternative if you like small, agile cars. BTW, I have the S Convertible JCW.

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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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MiniOwner101 writes:
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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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5

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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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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 By Minideb

I like this car it's cute and perfect for running around has a lot of cargo room for transporting anything you want it's really great on gas and very good in the winter with front wheel drive it's ... Read More

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

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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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