2009 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2009 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.6 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
  • 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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"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"maintenance" 3 reviews
CONS
"seat" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Hiroaki writes:
2009 MINI Cooper S Review
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Always fun to drive.

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Small.

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The Best Of Choice That I've Ever Made. — Definitely fun to drive. Quick and nimble. Handles well and just enough power/torque. As for appearance, I still like the previous model with slight British look but the new holds its own. Feels truly like a go car with the top down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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woosailor writes:
2009 MINI Cooper S Review
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A bundle of fun and peformance. Fit and Finish is incredible.

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can't think of any

woosailor
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I Love This Car. It Is Fun To Drive, Well Made, And Safe. For A Personal Car, What Else Can You Ask? — This is a FUN car. Fit and finish is excellent, spunky with the performance of a sports car. It handles like a go-kart. In less than 1000 miles we have enjoyed over 24 hours of topdown fun !!! I insisted on the S with manual transmission. Otherwise it could be slightly sluggish.

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

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e85racer writes:
2009 MINI Cooper S Review
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4

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A blast to drive, good looks, a real attention getter, great MPG, easy maintainence, Did I say a BLAST to drive!

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Harsh ride. No center arm rest.

e85racer
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Like Driving A Go Cart — I would recommend a Mini Cooper. Our experience has been good and we never get tired of driving it! Its just such a cool little car I never really get tired of looking at it either. In the future as our family grows and moves on I would certainly get another one, but trying to put several teenagers in the car is not real practical for now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CapnEd writes:
2009 MINI Cooper Base Review
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4

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Bigger than it looks inside, handling is fantastic, love the gas mileage- 40mpg+ (highway).  Fits in small parking spaces, comfortable on long drives.

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Needs a little more power but that's what you get for this trim level.

CapnEd
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Love It! — Bigger than it looks inside, handling is fantastic, love the gas mileage- 40mpg+ (highway). Fits in small parking spaces, comfortable on long drives. Visibility is great and I love the fact that the tach is in front of me not hidden someplace. A true driver's car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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demijac writes:
2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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5

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This was a great mid-life crisis car for my wife.  She loves to drive it fast.  Great city car.  Great mileage.

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Small trunk.

demijac
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One Hot Mini — We liked everything about it. It's just a cool car and fun to drive. Love to drive it on a cold day with the seat warmers on. We get lots of thumbs up driving around town. Most importantly, my wife LOVES it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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gar56 writes:
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Best commuter car ever designed

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A little hard to see in traffic – for inattentive drivers

gar56
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Mini Rules — I would buy another MINI in a moment. Makes driving pleasurable, lots of complements, great value overall. It provides handling not know in an inexpensive compact. Dealer are fairly good -but would recommend local service instead. Spend a few bucks customizing - it's fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nowjjnow writes:
2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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FUN

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Not good for 2 with 2 sets of golf clubs

nowjjnow
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Great — The handling is great, especially when you push the "sport" button. It tightens up the handling so it respond more better. Not good for transporting people in back seats unless the are small. Small cargo space in trunk but we took the dog

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AlvarezJ writes:
2009 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Small sports car, fast, reliable, no maintenance issues. Never had to take it to the shop except for the regular oil and car check. The car is perfect for anyone.

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I had one low tire problem in the three years that I have had the car. Besides that nothing else.

AlvarezJ
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Great Car! — There isn't anything that I did not like about this car. The only thing I regret is not getting the bluetooth installed. I would have loved it. I receive compliments about the vehicle from friends and strangers. They love it both men and woman. They compliment the rims on the vehicle, and the choice of black on black.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2009 MINI Cooper Base Review
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5

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Fun! Economical, Well built quality. A keeper!

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Back seat! What back seat?

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It Is All Mine! — Yes! FUN to drive. Fun to own. BMW quality. Great little chassis on this car. Small diesel gives more power than we need. Can option these cars to individual desires. Mine will suit no one else likely. So will keep it forever!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sgsuperman105 writes:
2009 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Fun, unique, high mpg, customizable, comfortable, fast.

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Backseats are small even for a little person, fitting things in the trunk can be tricky.

sgsuperman105
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Buy It. — Performance- The performance is amazing. Because the car weighs next to nothing, the little 4 cylinder can propel this car forward at a ridiculous rate. It also handles like a go-kart, there is a reason why this car was featured the way it is in The Italian Job. Build Quality- The car is built really well. Everything feels solid and there are no wonky plastic parts. Appearance- It looks like nothing on the road and with all the customization options, you can really make your MINI a unique car. The interior takes some getting used to but after using the car for a few weeks you will be able to use the controls blindfolded. Cost of Ownership- With a great maintenance program from BMW (who owns MINI) the cost of owning a MINI only boils down to tires and fuel. Unfortunately it runs on premium so your trips to the pump may be a little pricey. But considering it gets 40+ mpg, you wont be making those trips often. Fun factor- The MINI is so much fun. Both from a performance perspective and from a social perspective. Take a test drive to see what I mean about the performance. Socially you will experience a huge network of owners from all over the US.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

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This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to driv... Read More

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2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

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Love this car - brakes are amazing (ABS of course), handling is amazing (DSC - Dynamic Stability Control - incorporates Corner Brake Control, Brake force distribution, ABS etc), performance is good, a... Read More

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2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

Fun, Small Car For City Or Road Driving. By xaviclone

This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to drive, ... Read More

My Love Affair With A Mini Bimmer! By mightymini11

There is absolutely nothing to dislike about a MINI except the price, They are still in high demand. All the things you do to a car means nothing when you go to trade it in, though it does maintain it... Read More

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2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

2nd Mini So Far! Great Fun Loving Cars. By Rich2014

Keeps me awake on commute. Good little cars that make you grin. First one had auto trannie still not boring to drive. Manual is really more fun and gets better mileage with premium fuel (recommended).... Read More

The Mini Is Awesome!! By betsywetsy

The MINI is not for everyone, but if you get the chance to drive one, don't miss the opportunity. They are great for tooling around town, but when you put it in sport mode - you better be holding on ... Read More

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2008 MINI Cooper Reviews

Great Convertible By merthurmeydan

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 ha... Read More

This Is By Far The Car That Ive Had The Most Fun On Ever. Its Powerful, Fun And Addicting! By Aleksandr

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... Read More

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