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2005 MINI CooperReview
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Fast as hell. This car took me by surprise.

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2005 MINI CooperReview
Luis writes:
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Perfect size for a single person, good on gas, I like the color and I think the features it has are good enough

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2005 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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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!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2005 MINI Cooper Review
Sugar4sara says:
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!
vs2004 Volkswagen Beetle
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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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2005 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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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2005 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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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