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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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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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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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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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2005 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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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