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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
Warren writes:
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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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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Small, Sporty And I Can Even Use This Car For Kid Carpool. — Great gas mileage...just a bit to small for real estate needs. Fun to drive! Accelerates like a dream, parking in Green Lake area is never a problem (fits anywhere). Really pretty mini...silver with tinted windows, moon roof AND sunroof.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Parking is a breeze...fits almost anywhere :)

Cons: A very cozy ride with our English Mastiff.

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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The Dogs Bollocks — the new mini is excellent the performance of the cooper s its brilliant a lot of power is produced by the 1.6 supercharged engine its like driving a gocart put your foot down and the power is bang on its a must drive car

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun and fast

Cons: none what so ever

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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It's Super Fun To Drive, And Most Don't Mess Up Like Mine Has. — It has had really bad luck and I've had to replace the transmission (on a stick shift!!), clutch, some belts, and this other thing that cost $400. This car is super fun to drive! Gets really good gas mileage, downside is that it takes premium..

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

Pros: It's so fun to drive. Just like a Go-Kart.

Cons: Repairs

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Its A Go-kart...for The Street. — Being made by BMW means build quality is superb. Go-kart quick steering response is great for on-ramps and twisties. Six speed Getrag transmission is extremely smooth shifting with a clutch on the lighter side in terms of effort. Turn the wheel and the car sticks. No power understeer; slight off power oversteer, but that's a good thing and rare for a FWD car. All in all its a fun little car that gets great gas mileage while also delivering awesome performance.

Pros: Handling, looks, gas mileage

Cons: Back seat is too small, not much else

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Love It!! — Performance - I couldn't ask for more in terms of this. The car is small with wheels at each corner of the car, so the handling is like a go-kart, acceleration is brisk, brakes are excellent. Build Quality - I have to say that the build quality is good, but as you can also find in online forums, there are lots of little things that break often, such as the hydraulic engine mount and PS pump fan. The major parts seem to be quite sturdy though Appearance - Even after being on the market for nearly a decade, the Mini Cooper still turns heads and most people love it. Interior is quirky but practical and ergonomic. Cost of Ownership - This depends on how you drive. Cooper S I think are made to be driven hard (LOL) so fuel economy isn't THAT great on my car, perhaps around 25 mpg. Maintenance isn't too expensive compared to other European cars. Oil change seems costly at around 100 dollars, but they only have to be done once every 13000 miles or so. Fun Factor: I am pretty sure I don't have to write anything about this.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Maintenance can be expensive if you have NO knowledge about auto repair.

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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2005 Mini Cooper S — Installed an Alta Cold Air Intake Version 2. - I love it's unique look and quick acceleration. - Dislike the super bumpy ride. Loud noise in cabin. - Expensive to fix up. Hydraulic engine mounts rupture frequently and are no longer covered. - As long as you maintain it you shouldn't have a problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, Bold Look, Easy to Clean

Cons: Expensive repairs, bumpy, cramped

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2019 MINI Cooper Reviews

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Its a cute car. But I do prefer a 4 door especially with a car this small. I love the fact the gas mileage is pretty good Read More

Review By Jay

Lovely vehicle. For the fit and feel of the car I believe the car is worth the value. The only thing this car is missing can be added later thru 1st party or 3rd party parts. I primarily cross-shoppe... Read More

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The features are great. I have not noticed anything missing as of yet Read More

Review By Candy

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2017 MINI Cooper Reviews

Review By Kathey

I dont have an opinion about the Mini Cooper, I seen it and I liked the body style, its not to big or to small its just something different. Read More

Review By Bill

Nice little run around car with plenty of zip and fun to drive. I’ve only had it a week but everything seems fine and in good shape. 38 mpg on the hwy at 70 -75 mph. Love it so far! Read More

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