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2005 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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A Ex's Car — Lush car to drive

Pros: Interior

Cons: Needs more grip on the tyres

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Looks Like A Rollie Pollie — wonderful handling. many different customizations. if you buy the car brand new BMW will send you a cute gift

Pros: many customizations

Cons: expensive

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2005 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Gotta Love It!!! — I race my MINI in SCCA Autocross. It is just stock and keeps up with the Hondas and Suberu.. It is a great car... My Bulldog love riding in the back...

Pros: Great Gas milage, amazing safety, fast 167 horsepower, supercharged just amazing

Cons: Little cramped in the back but the back seats are deep so it is fine.

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2005 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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Such A Great Little Car -as Much Fun As My Gt3 — Great car for city and motorway alike. economical goes like stink, handles like a dream and parks on a postage stamp;

Pros: It's an all rounder

Cons: none that I can think of

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2005 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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Fun, Sexy Little Car — Its a cool sexy little car which is fun to drive, and easy to park. You can really show off in the summer, it feels and looks great with the roof down!

Pros: It looks smart!

Cons: It has a really small boot, no good for shopping.

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2005 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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Much, Much Better Than My Previous 206!! — Hard to say that I love it. First, because I'm not sure it's very healthy to LOVE a car, and second because the accelerations are not ... as thrilling as I hope they would have been. On the other hand, it handles like a dream. I've got the ESP (an optional extra, so shame on you BMW) and no matter the weather conditions, you can hammer it as much as you want. It weighs about the same as the 206 I had before, but my God it handles better! You are always looking for twisty roads just to enjoy the perfect steering, the way the car moves under braking and then the way it balances itself when you get back on the throttle! Sure, it is a bit thirsty, and costly, and I wish it had more power, and yes, the ride can be harsh on a bumpy surface, but just look at it! So cute and there's this "so British" touch that I love.

Pros: Cute, British and unbelievably fun to drive, oh and it's made by BMW.

Cons: Costly, too many options (speccing it up can take years!) and the suspension/dampers are a bit stiff.

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2005 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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Stupid Mini — I feel in love with this car at the motorshow... I needed something cute to replace my MX5.. I should have got the Cooper S, it was too heavy and too slow...

Pros: Cute, 4 seats, no roof

Cons: OMG where do I start, I HATED this car...

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2005 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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A Lot Of Fun! — I have a blast driving this car everyday to work and back. It's one of the best city driving cars I've had. It's very easy to pass, change lanes, insert yourself in traffic, etc... Acceleration is pretty good, handling is great, overall driving experience is very fun! Ride is quite bumpy though!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great handling, very responsive, really fun to drive, great engine

Cons: Bumpy ride

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2005 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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A "looker" With Lots Of Get Up And Go-overall A Pretty Terrific Little Car! — With the exception of the noted 'blind' spots and the gouging of MINI dealerships for parts/servicing (incl. simple things like oil changes!) the MINI itself is a great looking and performing automobile. LET'S MOTOR Here are five more words

Pros: Bought brand new, this ragtop MINI S  has proven up to be a superb handling, FUN to drive car with enough power to zip by many of the big boys- I kid you not! Acceleration is grrrreat and the transmission provides smooth and seamless gear changes. While Kms per Litre is excellent, that PLUS didn’t enter into my buying decision. It’s definitely a nice BONUS though as costlier ‘premium' gas has to be used in the ’S’ model. Minimal steering assist  allows for a lot of "feel" in driving this car so any needed driving corrections can be readily effected. For me, this is one of the sweetest  looking automobiles ever, and I can tell you it still gets lots of "oohs and ahhs" especially with the top down. People still express an interest in buying it. The earlier attitude of 'it's a 'girly car' seems to have, finally, disappeared. Both build & paint have proven up to be excellent over the 9 yrs I have owned this vehicle. I  just can't seem to get over my love affair with this Chili Red exterior/black top & interior, MINI so I will perhaps add a ‘2013 something' to my garage to keep my much loved MINI S company…. :-) :-)

Cons: Aggravating & unsafe blind spots  are evident on both sides even when the top is down. Maintenance/repair costs at dealerships are usually quite unrealistic when  compared to similar type automobiles made by other brands.  I have also discovered, at MY cost of course, that MINI mechanics appear LAX in their overall knowledge of  HOW MINIs operate and HOW to fix them when they DON’T. In my case, they have been unable to properly diagnose a longstanding problem without requiring/taking an unusual length of time to poke about  in attempts to determine, over and over again, what’s wrong. As well, the dealer/service people do NOT listen well to their clients and seem to have a "know it all" attitude

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2005 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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We Had Fun ! (that's Why She Bought It!) — Great gas mileage and loads of fun being able to put the top down anytime (mechanically, too, not manually!). The car handles best on a country back-road or on mountain roads where it really shines as the ideal automobile for those roads.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun, fun, fun!  Nothing better than being able to put the top down (which is not manual), and driving the country back-roads.

Cons: Like so many of its brethren, the car had some minor issues, like the power steering assist going out while driving on a country road (surprise!) and the convertible roof didn't want to go up one day.  All those things were repaired and we resumed having fun again.  Recently the head warped and sent the temperature gauge to its limits.  We have 2 cars already and cannot afford to thoroughly repair this Mini Cooper, which for us means replacing the engine.  We would like to see it become someone's project car, someone who would replace the engine and put this fun little Mini back on the road again.

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