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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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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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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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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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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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2005 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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Awesome! — Fun car altogether with great mileage driving at 70mpg. Great handling even in snow with proper tires. Do not put the run flats that come with the car. If you have a baby, it is difficult to access the baby seat in the back, but it is easier for a kid to get to back seat and stay there comfortably. Surprisingly roomy for an average size adult.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Go-kart handling and Fun to drive!   36 mpg mileage

Cons: Small for family, especially if you have a toddler.

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2005 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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Great 3 Season Car, Almost Worth Suffering Thru The Winter In The Northland For It. — Purrs like a kitten until you step on it, then roars like a tiger and skats like a cat. Unbelievable fun drive. Top down in 50 degree weather at highway speeds, no problem! Quiet, agile, and confortable even for big guys.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun sporty drive

Cons: 6' of snow

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