2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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    2005 MINI Cooper Review
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    5
    Great fun sporty car, I recommend getting a cooper S they are super zippy! I have had two and although Pricey worth it for sure!
    Family Car Ranked 2004 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
    "more leg room in the back. You can not face a baby backwards in a car seat in a beelte!!!!"
    Value Ranked 2004 Volkswagen Beetle better.
    "Better quality, its a BMW how can you go wrong. Pricy though!"
    Would Buy Ranked 2004 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
    "If money isnt an option the cooper is just better built and better looking, way more sporty too! However beetles are a great value for the money! I paid $2800 for beetle compared to $9k for a comparable year and mileage of the cooper s"
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    2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    85

    Jaw Drop Handling — This is an impressive car. All handling aspects, G-force acceleration, guled cornering, and stop on a dime breaking are there when you need them. The only problem I have with this car is when the free servicing runs out so then does your bank account. You need to learn to maintain the basic servicings yourself. For instance, change the oil yourself. Yes it requires synthetic oil, but you can obtain what is needed for about $25 (i.e. Mobil One) at a local store instead of having MINI/BMW do it for close to $100!

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

    Pros: Handle's like a go-kart.  I'm 6'2" and plenty of room, pretty peppy, and decent MPG.

    Cons: Rides like a go-kart, BUT that's why nothing can catch it on windy road.  All BMW parts and service are atrociously over priced!

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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    35

    Fun Fun Fun — This car turns the heads and I have received so many compliments on it. People stop me all the time to ask about the car. My two teenaged boys and I drove it to from Seattle to Chicago and back on a road trip and had a great time. There was plenty of room for all of us, including the luggage. This car is great for long trips or short trips.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This car is very reliable and quick around the corners or just going down the street.  It is so much fun to drive.  This is a lot more roomy than it appears, and I have packed in quite a lot of IKEA furniture or groceries before!

    Cons: The back seats have little leg room unless the front seats are pulled all the way forward.  I have packed in 4 teenaged boys though for a quick trip to football practice!

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    2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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    25

    Good — 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 a fun car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mileage

    Cons: Power not that strong

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    Good City Car. Not Too Great For The Country — 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 ground clearance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: nice car, looks nice and rides nice.

    Cons: only has about 3 inches of ground clearance

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    40

    My Favorite Car So Far! — 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 Harman-Kardon radio give it the feel of a luxury car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Small (but surprisingly roomy), quick, handles GREAT, and has good fuel economy. Such a fun car to drive!!

    Cons: Back seats are small, which is to be expected. But when you lay the back seats down there's quite a bit of storage room.

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    Love My Mini! — Just love it! Just bought it. Don't quite have 40 words yet to describe this car that the site is demanding I input. lol Heated seats! Can't wait for Winter to try out the heated seats! Harman Karden sound system. Wow!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great car!

    Cons: I'm told, not so good in snow.  Time to move south. :D

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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    A Blast — Drove this car on dry days since 2011 with zero problems. Took it to the dealer (Hartford) to get the heated driver seat fixed. Two weeks and $120 later I took it back unfixed. They started with a $600 estimate that ballooned to $1200 when they found out that they didn't really know how to fix the problem without replacing the entire seat. Fortunately I have had zero real problems. I just put in gas and have routine oil changes.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Quick and economical

    Cons: Dealer work is too expensive and not very good.

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    Wow, What An Amazing Machine!!! — Loved everything!!! Very reliable, so much fun to drive, the most engaging car I've ever had!!! Absolutely astonishing vehicle, a lot of car for the money... I owned a lot of luxury, high end vehicles in my life and this car became my absolute favorite almost immediately, so much that my new car is now a 2011 Mini Cooper S.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Absolutely astonishing vehicle, a lot of car for the money... I owned a lot of luxury, high end vehicles in my life and this car became my absolute favorite almost immediately, so much that my new car is now a 2011 Mini Cooper S.

    Cons: Cargo capacity is great for a small car, but can become a problem for a family of 3 with luggage. For two people - it's awesome, because the rear seats fold down 50/50 and you have more room than most sedans/

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    45

    Super Fun — This was the first Mini that I have owned. I found this mini with only 38000 miles on it with the right trim package. It was just under the John Cooper Works. Totally fun to drive and plenty of room for a 6' 1" driver. The fit and finish of the interior was really nice and it kept that european feel as well. I would recommend driving or owning one.

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

    Pros: This mini was fantastic to drive. Great Handling, plenty of power and just very cool. No real issue at all. Great fit and finish inside and just a great overall experience

    Cons: Interior latch failed, but I believe this was an issue for them until 2006.

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    2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

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