2012 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2012 MINI Cooper Review Ratings

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"seat" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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andishields writes:
2012 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible Review
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5

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It's fun to drive, it goes fast, it gets awesome gas mileage

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It's not spacious for people in the back seat and there isn't a lot of space to put things in the trunk

andishields
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I Love It — I really liked how well it does on fuel, it take me about $40 to fill it up and it will last me quite awhile. I didn't like that you can only run Chevron premium fuel in it.. I overall loved this car

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

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kvanbibber33 writes:
2012 MINI Cooper S Review
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4

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Very exciting ride, handles amazingly and the turbo kicks in beautifully.

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Less fuel efficiency than expected, rear seat needs just 3 inches more

kvanbibber33
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Overall A Great Bang For Your Buck — With the clean body lines, aggressive handling, and a turbocharger that kicks you in the rear its hard not to love this car. Can definitely be harsh on speed bumps and doesn't get outstanding gas mileage but at the end of the day it does the job and then some.

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Odette writes:
2012 MINI Cooper Base Convertible Review
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LOVE IT!!!!

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There is nothing that I hate about this car.... its MINItastic!!!!

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Love My Mini!!!!!! — 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, although the Cooper S does give a brilliant kick. Included is a full maintenance plan, so there are no repair/servicing costs. Small fuel tank, 40l, but it gets you very far... if you like to be noticed, then this is definitely the car for you!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SemLeon writes:
2012 MINI Cooper Base Convertible Review
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Quick little zippy car. Tons of fun to drive

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If your shopping at costco you might need a bigger car. Storage is a little tight

SemLeon
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Suprisingly Fun, Great Handeling And Awesome Fuel Economy Mini — I was suprised what a powerful and fun car this 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible was. The handeling was not what I expected... In a good way. Even though it's small you totally feel in control and with the top down it's such fun. The wind blowing thru your hair... Well, not mine I don't have any, but I can imagine can't I :-)

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

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Savage writes:
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Look, Fuel Economy, Handling

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Mini Cooper — Great small car for a single female. A bit slow, but you get amazing fuel economy in return! Handles amazing! This car is fun to driver and you get all the attention that you deserve! Has cute addition such as different color lights inside your car.

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 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

My Favorite Car So Far! By Laura

This MINI has been my favorite car. It's quick and handles great which makes it a blast to drive. The additional features like heated seats, heated washer jets, rain sensing windshield wipers, and Har... Read More

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2006 MINI Cooper Reviews

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

Super Mini By treeguy

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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