2006 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

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2006 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On! — This car's picture is next to the definition of fun to drive in the dictionary. I have a blast with it on the road or on the track. Fun, quick, reliable and awesome in the corners, this one's a keeper.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles like a go cart

Cons: Rides like a go cart

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2006 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
Larry writes:
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What A Great Piece Of British Engineering!!! So Much Fun. — Acceleration is very good with the 5-speed manual transmission. Car feels very solid, responsive and stable at freeway speeds (in Arizona that's pretty fast). Makes one feel really comfortable and safe even though it is a small car. Overall, this is just one FUN car drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great looking and fun driving car. Very comfortable on long trips with top down. Surprising, no rattles in this convertible and for an eight year old car, everything still works and looks outstanding (top still in perfect shape).

Cons: Honestly can not think of any - well, maybe more road noise with run flat tires.

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2006 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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Super Mini — I like the excellent gas mileage, the head room & ability to move the seat back for maximum leg room. This car drives smooth, has good speed & is easily driven in colder climates with snow. I can even get two cars seats in the back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I am tall & have lots of headroom.

Cons: Nothing

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2006 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Spifffy Sport Comfort - Your Date Night Car — Like the Cockpit feel and look, steering wheel, handling, wipers, headlights, braking, fuel economy, and date night car. The size and location of the two cup-holders, and cig/charger location could be tough to get used to, but not sure if any thing could help here except getting the cup-holder accessory.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cockpit feel and look, steering wheel, handling, wipers, headlights, braking, fuel economy, and date night car

Cons: size and location of cup-holders, cigarette/phone charger location/access.

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2006 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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A Great Little Car For Non-commuters — I really like this car, its got tons of character, is always fun to drive and can carry myself and my kids with no problems. I don't drive much so its great for a kid drop off and grocery getter :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Awesome handling and a bundle of fun in the summertime with the top down!  Great looking and peppy daily driver

Cons: Runflat tires make for a rough ride on bad roads, glove box sized trunk

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2006 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
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Delightful — Other than driving on rough streets the car behaves great. It's always fun and makes a trip pleasurable. The sunroof is fantastic, even if popped up in the rear a little, allowing fresh air in. There's still some Mini driver recognition as you see others and wave, while thinking about that cars' color/detail elements.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Oustanding car to drive as it provides all kinds of feedback. The engine is responsive and it "whines" louder as you step harder on the gas pedal while the supercharger pumps out power. Simultaneously the exhaust note is a great entertainer. Steering and brakes are direct and excellent. There's tons of leg and headroom up front.

Cons: Back seat is a joke- I didn't buy it for a over two person car- should they just delete it?

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2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper WorksReview
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A Great Car, I Sued For Long Conmutes And Always Fun — all good impressions, I loved my mini. great car, superb handling and reliable. Impressive acceleration and a real head turner I was a JCW factory optioned, great brakes, superb acceleration, impressive handling. I would like to try the new mini

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great car, superb handling and reliable. Impressive acceleration and a real head turner

Cons: a little noise in the road (tire noise)

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2006 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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Great Sporty Convertible — Love the drive, especially with the top down. Great gas mileage, very dependable, a great strong ride. Also great Turing radius and you can park almost anywhere. You can't move your apartment with it though. But enough room to bring laundry home from college.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Good gas mileage , sporty, convertible , great handling

Cons: Small trunk

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2006 MINI Cooper ConvertibleReview
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Cool Car — There is a handful of cars that look very different from anything else on the road. They attract attention mostly for their snappy styling, the Mini Cooper Convertible is one of them. Solid BMW design and manufacturing, from the serious convertible top. It's fully automatic, requiring only the push of a button to stow it, and has a glass window, to the firm drive and great tight turns.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Sporty, convertible with great handling.  Always fun to drive.

Cons: Small tunk

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2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper WorksReview
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Mini Beamer — Love, love, love this car. It is the coolest car I have ever had, I've had it 7 years and I am ready for another MINI or BMW. I love the quality and design of these cars. They are BMW standards, no skimping on the luxury and the safety ratings are the best in it's class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage, very nimble, and very fun to drive!

Cons: Back seats are so small and cramped. I find that laying the seats down make it more usable when going to the store, etc..

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 MINI Cooper Reviews

Review By lopes99

With the federal and state incentives, this car is a great value as long as your typical daily commute is 50 miles or less and you have access at work or home to a charger. Read More

Review By Guru9NDDKK

Minis are awesome. Some think it’s a beemer with funny clothes on so what they are not boring Read More

2020 MINI Cooper Reviews

Review By Guru9B9LJ3

Well Priced for an EV, and it has good Range. Read More

Review By Francis

Its a bit expensive for the top engine specification...compare to: Civic type r Golf R Velociter N RS3 Read More

2019 MINI Cooper Reviews

Review By sandy

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

2018 MINI Cooper Reviews

Review By Guru9SGSZ5

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

Review By Candy

ok value very few options most cars at this price point had many more options Read More

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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