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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
wethree writes:
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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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2005 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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Hasn't Aged Well -- Still Looks Good But Can't Stay Out Of The Shop — You can find this first-generation Mini for low money now, but do your homework: the 5-speed manual in this model is notorious for falling about after 60K miles. I've also had problems with the electrical system. It's a very fun car, gas mileage is decent, but its not well-made it'll cost you a ton to keep it on the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, terrific to drive, stylish

Cons: Expensive to repair, unreliable

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2005 MINI Cooper Review
Ron says:
It's the best year for overall relability (I read at least).
vs2004 MINI Cooper
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2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
Guru2WVQ says:
Great car for anyone needed a good reliable car thats good on gas.
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Handling Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible better.
"Handles and rides great."
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"More spacious than you think."
Would Buy Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible better.
"Absolutely"
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2005 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
Guru2WVQ says:
Great car for everyone, great for students, great running, great on gas.
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Handling Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible better.
"Handles and rides great."
Back Seats Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible better.
"More spacious than you think."
Would Buy Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible better.
"Absolutely"
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2005 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
vs2004 MINI Cooper Base
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Power Ranked 2004 MINI Cooper Base worse.
"They both run good "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 MINI Cooper Base worse.
"I think its the same capacity "
2005 MINI Cooper Review
GuruBBRWH says:
Was a good car, handled well, brakes took time to get used to
vs2010 Kia Soul
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