2003 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

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2003 MINI Cooper BaseReview
Luke writes:
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Fun, Cool And Sporty —

The new mini was always going to be an issue, as the old one had always been the 'classic mini' and the new mini could really not do this status justice. However, when you put the production into the hands of BMW, you know that they will not mess the project up. And so in 2001 the first mini rolled off the production line. This car looks good from an overall point, and the interior is very 'retro and old school' but this is what people love. The engine is only a small 1.6 litre, but dont let the sound of a small engine decieve the speed of this car. I have tuned my mini and so it can do 0-60 in sub 8 seconds, it has a great roar sound about it, which comes from its sister cars (BMW's) and the handling is extremely responsive, very much like a large go kart. The downside to this car is that it tends to break (clutch, gearbox, power steering) and the list goes on. BMW didn't build this car as well as they could do, but try owning an old mini and not breaking down! 10/10 for looks, speed, sound 2/10 for reliability

Pros: Good looking, sporty, quick

Cons: Bad build quality

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2003 MINI Cooper SReview
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An Absolute Joy To Drive — not only is it a practicle, stylish hatch. With its supercarged 1600cc engine and fantastic weight distribution ive seen off plenty of porsches, scoobies etc :D

Pros: great noise from the supercharger, great throttle responce, pedals are perfect for heel n toe, and left footed braking

Cons: with run flats its can get quite bumpy on the long trips, and the power does influence your right foot, lol

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2003 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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Cute As A Button — It was so much fun driving that car!! Other people who drive mini's are just really nice and generally will let you cut in front of them and everything. People have a generally wonderful sense of humor.

Pros: Social car

Cons: It wasn't too quick

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2003 MINI Cooper SReview
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Mini Cooper S — Looks fantastic with the white and blue, very sporty, nice engine sound, lovely leather trim, fully loaded with built in BMW sat nav system. very quick and lovley to drive, lots of character.

Pros: sporty,looks great, easy to drive, full of character.

Cons: should make a 2.0 turbo version

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2003 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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Mini, It's Me! — Excellent car, few electrical problems & sporadic dash rattling due to plastic dash. Mileage not the best & would love to get the cooper S power.

Pros: looks, character, drive, handling, visability

Cons: Gas mileage, no boot space, Cheap plastic on dash, fiddily seats, lots of extras required & these are expensive!

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2003 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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03 Cooper Non-s Some Mods Already, More In The Near Future — Amazing! Overall I give it a 9.75 out of 10. Interior is out of the ordinary, stylish, comfortable and roomy. Performance is good Wish the acceleration was quicker than it is but its good where its at.

Pros: EVERYTHING!

Cons: Kinda odd to work on.

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2003 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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This Car Is Tha Best — I have this car for 5 years, and I absolutely love it. For nothing I would change it. This is my baby. It has a great look, really fun to drive, and a look that is incredible. I LOVE MY CAR

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

Pros: SO COOL

Cons: Nothing

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2003 MINI Cooper Review
Jeff says:
Great handling, sporty driving fun!
vs2003 Volkswagen Jetta
2003 MINI Cooper winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Jetta better.
"More comfortable"
Family Car Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Jetta better.
"Much more room"
Value Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Jetta better.
"Longevity and replacement parts."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Jetta better.
"More bang for the buck and practical."
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2003 MINI Cooper Base Review
GuruD7SB9 says:
very comfortable and surprisingly spacious. No major problems.
vs2003 Volkswagen Beetle
2003 MINI Cooper Base winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Beetle better.
"Larger engine"
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"More bolstering and height adjustment"
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