2005 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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    2005 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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    Super Car — I love the looks and size of this car, as small as it is, it has room for four passengers, and with the rear seats folded I use it to transport all kinds of things, like two 55" wingspan model airplanes and all the gear I need to fly them. I don't like how expensive they are to buy and the fact that they don't keep their value as used vehicles. One more thing i love about Mini is their many (dealer) programmable nuances.

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

    Pros: Superb Handling  

    Cons: no electric seat adj

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    Love My Mini! — Title says it all. This car is absolutely phenomenal, has great pickup and speed. It's like driving a street legal go-cart. It makes me excited to go to work every morning just because of my commute. You can't help but have an ear to ear grin when you get out of it. Not much cargo room though.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fantastic little car, much sportier than expected, happy that I bought it.

    Cons: It's small.

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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    Best Overall Car That I Have Ever Owned. — Love this little sled-after 8 years and 90,000 miles I have only replaced a water pump. BMW service can be a littlle pricey, and its a hassle to get to a dealer unless you live in a major metro area, but what a great experience, all things considered.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great looking car; great company supporting it; handles like its on rails; very reliable, good economy, marvelous engineering. Fun, fun, fun.

    Cons: rough ride, especially on long trips. Very limited storage space, but hey, buy a Suburban if that's a big deal.

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    2005 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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    Mini Cooper Convertible: A Fun And Easy To Maintain Car. — The 2005 make year is arguably the most reliable year with the lowest maintenance. Car after 2006 cost more for maintenance because of the digital settings. Everyone who owns or has driven a MINI will understand the experience of other MINI drivers. It's not uncommon to get a little hand waive or honk by other MINI drivers when I'm on the road -- especially if two convertibles with their top down pass by each other.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great handling, great for parking, and easy to clean. The convertible is also well suited for the Californian weather.

    Cons: I would think a smaller car like the MINI would have better gas mileage than 32mpg HWY.

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    2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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    Mini Cooper Bmw R50 — It goes fast, it stops better, handles like a go-kart. Just like the classic. Build quality is actually decent...the drive train system however is pony. It's a definite head turner (which always helps when pickin up a head GIVER ;D ) Petrol is too expensive now but 500 miles on 70 GBP per tank, you can't complain... Possibly one of the best cars I'll ever own as a fun car. The mini never loses charm

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

    Pros: Everything except the gearboxes

    Cons: Gearboxes are made of cheese. NEED SUPERCHARGER!

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    Milltek + Alta 15% 2005 Mini Cooper S — The standard Cooper S is potent enough but with a little fettling it really turns it up to eleven. Performance is pretty sudden. Going through the gears becomes a quick affair and is so surprising. The accompanying Milltek compliments the MINI's character and pace very well, with a pop and bang on the overrun. Around the corners it sticks like glue to the road, the lowering springs really make a valuable difference when winding through the bends. The ride is noticeably harder though, although my inclusion of run-flat tyres (Pirelli) really don't help the cause. From inside, the seats are comfortable on short trips but can become an aching pain if on a long journey. However the seats are fully adjustable with lumbar support, although I don't find the latter too helpful. Around town, where most of my driving takes place, the economy takes a real bashing. In the colder months it was returning around 21mpg in the city which has risen to about 24mpg as of late. On a longer trip you can expect to achieve 29-31mpg on a good day. Taking away the boring bit of economy however and this is the most fun you can have in a metal box without mega servicing costs and can't recommend these modifications enough!

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

    Pros: If you can sacrifice a bit of economy, it's the most fun on four wheels! Banging & popping on the overrun and a whine & shout on acceleration brings the MINI to life!

    Cons: Economy could be better - needs a remap if I'm being honest.

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    Love The Mini Coopers!!! — The Mini Cooper S has great power and pick-up. There is plenty of cargo room when the back seats are folded down but there isnt much room for adults or grown-up kids when they are up. The fuel economy is fair unless you keep your foot in the gas pedal, which I do cause my foot is made of lead! The handling is almost equivalent of a go-kart and super responsive! All-in-all a great little car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun car to drive and handles well.

    Cons: Only room for two adults.

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    2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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    Great Sporty Little Car! — ZOOM ZOOM! Who could say no to a simply outstanding convertible like this gorgeous 2005 Mini Cooper S? I didn't know this kind of performance could be had with such a fuel-efficient engine. Muscle AND mileage. A really fun car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Speedy

    Cons: Nothing

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    Cool Car But Expensive To Own — super car for a drive Great style and handling checkmate version is unique Loved it but mini need to refine costs for repairs and fuel economy a hard ride but well worth the fun very expensive to own but would recommend

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handling

    Cons: costs of running

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    A Very Fun And Addictive Car — Really fun to drive is a head turner (proplre like to look at it coz MINIs are like that) Not much to say at this stage all i can say is it is very reliable and live up to its rep. and keeps it rep from the original. despite original min enthusiasts knocking BMW they should be proud.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing at the moment

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Fun To Drive By kataluke

    Sporty and Fun, very quick, has a sport mode. The handling of this car is phenomenal. Fuel efficient. Great for everyday driving and/or weekend get away car with your loved one. It is a great little ... Read More

    A Super Fun Car By LesaWilson

    I've loved driving this car. It's super cute and zips around town quickly and easily. It's loaded with heated seats, automatic transmission, dual paned sunroof, bluetooth, great surround sound and the... Read More

    2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

    My Car Is A Cheeky Evil Villian And I'm His Sidekick Along For The Ride. By ModularCat

    Parking powers are undeniable. The R56 fits where most cars do not. Fast and agile, this car is a nimble traffic blaster. You have the turning radius and acceleration of a God (Legendary go-kart han... Read More

    I Love It By andishields

    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 Read More

    2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Great Little Driver By vpm86

    Definitely a driver's car. Excellent mileage, tight handling, responsiveness, classic Euro-motor sensibility. The turbo gets you MOVING, and the stick shift is tight. You think about where you want... Read More

    Fun, Small Car For City Or Road Driving. By xaviclone

    This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to drive, ... Read More

    2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Mini Cooper S Mayfair Edition By Crogers11

    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. Read More

    Fun Mountain Car By enlread

    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 p... Read More

    2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

    A Great Little Commuter Car. By mgoheen

    The base Cooper is a fun little car to drive and gets good gas mileage. I'm very tall, and even with the sun roof there is PLENTY of front seat room in this car. Six speed manual transmission makes ... Read More

    A Second Car In A Family By wangwang

    The car is small but the space for driver is big. The exterior is good looking and the buttons and interior are well designed. The engine is powerful, reliable. This car is small and I can find it ver... Read More

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