2010 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2010 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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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"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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2010 MINI Cooper S Review
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4

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Small and compact. Low fuel cost

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Small back seat

Crogers11
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Mini Cooper S Mayfair Edition — I LOVE LoVE LoVE my Mini Cooper! No major dislikes. The only thing I wish for is that there were more places that service the vehicles. I had it serviced and it took me a week to get it back.

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enlread writes:
2010 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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Handling, power, fuel economy. Always greeted with a smile when you pull up.

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Reliability and city street ride quality.

enlread
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Fun Mountain Car — No surprise that this is more of a toy than a functional daily driver. For tearing through mountain switchbacks it is amazing though. Handles like a go cart and (with the turbo) always has plenty of power on tap. Not the most reliable car to be honest but for Saturday drives it is hard to beat for the money.

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

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Rich2014 writes:
2010 MINI Cooper Base Review
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4

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Economy. Manual xmissn. Feels like a genuine sportscar.

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Nothing sucks! No dealer within 50 miles so local shop does service. Mini doesnt like that too much but our guy does very good at fixing. Dealers only replace - don't fix.

Rich2014
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2nd Mini So Far! Great Fun Loving Cars. — 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). We live in a pretty high fuel zone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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betsywetsy writes:
2010 MINI Cooper S Review
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Great gas mileage; fun to drive!

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Not much room for my 3 dogs

betsywetsy
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The Mini Is Awesome!! — 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 to the steering wheel.

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Britt writes:
2010 MINI Cooper S Review
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5

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Excellent commuter. 34 mpg highway. Custom 1300 watt stereo sounds incredible. Good for long drives 4hrs+.

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Very little storage space.

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Fun, Sporty, Zippy, Stylish, Sexy Cool. — Everyone compliments what a cool car it is and that they want one. The interior sound system is for audiophiles who can appreciate professional quality equipment. Gas mileage is very good and this is the perfect commuter for short and long trip. Can literally park anywhere due to its small size.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke20102012 writes:
2010 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Gas millage, look, handling

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Two doors

Luke20102012
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It Is Very Fun To Drive — Great car with all what you expect from BMW manufacture. Stick shift add to the power of the car and the sporty feel. Great MPG that you will never find in any other sport car. It is spacy in the front seat so do not underestimate it is ability to accomodate tall drivers.

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cezimmer89 writes:
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style, handling, turbo, gas mileage

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small trunk/back seat

cezimmer89
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Love It!! — My mini feels much larger inside than anticipated and has great "get-up-and-go." Tons of fun to drive, especially on long road trips. Economical gas mileage is expected in a small car, but usually not in cars that are this fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chuddster writes:
2010 MINI Cooper S Review
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So much fun to drive!  The turbo engine with Sport Package makes it extremely peppy.
Every time I look in my garage, I smile - cutest looking vehicle I have ever seen.  But does not look "girly" - very sporty. .
I rate Maintenance Cost at 5 starts because of the incredible maintenance package active on the care up to 100,000 miles - I pay nothing for the major, normally high-dollar maintenance services at the MINI dealership.
Great shifting. Sound system is nice. Amazing handling. Breaks are sensitive enough to make you feel safe without jerking driver/passengers.

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Without all-season tires, it does not handle very well on snow/ice. Just fine with anything but performance tires. That is the only negative thing I have to say about it, but is easily fixable.

chuddster
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Drving Has Never Been This Fun! — Even though it is 4-person vehicle, only very small people and animals can reasonable sit in the back seats if the driver/front passenger are tall. Shorter people up front allow for backseat passengers. However, 1-2 people will always love driving and riding in this car. Would not suggest test-driving this prior to driving a MINI Base, because once you experience the power/speed of the S, it's tough to want anything else.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Great looks, interior features, gas mileage and handling. BMW engineering!

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Not as quick as the turbo, but still zippy!

Robusto777
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Stylish Gas Saver — I have the 50th anniversary Mayfair edition, Hot Chocolate with toffee leather interior and stripes/trim, 6 speed manual, 17" wheels, rally lights, heated seats, bluetooth etc.. If you have never driven a Cooper you would be surprized at the interior space. I am 6' tall and have trouble getting in and out of many small or low cars, but not this one. You'd think you were in a larger car. The best thing about this car is the handling, almost too much fun on back roads. Some are turned off by the higher prices of these cars compared to other small economy cars but you get what you pay for. Mini's out class any of the comperable small cars in terms of style and performance. Truly unique.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Review
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The Most Fun For The Money! — A blast to drive! When you own a MINI, you can't wait for the next curve. A lot of power in this JCW, the car feels very quick especially with the extra boost (sport mode). The other major improvement of the JCW over the regular Cooper S is the breaks, they are very powerful. Superb handling, great engine and breaking power....a little go kart just like we want a MINI to be.

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2003 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2004 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2005 MINI Cooper Reviews

Good City Car. Not Too Great For The Country By CoopStrong

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2006 MINI Cooper Reviews

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I like the excellent gas mileage, the head room & ability to move the seat back for maximum leg room. This car drives smooth, has good speed & is easily driven in colder climates with snow. I can even... Read More

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