2006 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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    2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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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 Works Review
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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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    2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    So Much Fun. — We have had this car since it was brand new and love it. It is a super-fun way to travel, especially if you spend time in urban areas. Of course, it's not suited for a large family, nor for cargo, but you probably knew that already! It has handling and German build quality comparable to cars twice its price!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The most fun hatchback you can find.

    Cons: Maintenance can get expensive.

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    2006 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Review
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    Over All Fun, Fun, Fun! — The name Cooper is highly regarded in Mini circles, what with world-championship racing car producer John Cooper having lavished his skills on the original car and BMW wisely reestablishing the name Cooper S for the hot version of its latter-day Mini. Super fun to drive! Really fast and easy to maneuver though traffic. Flashy and sporty. Limited edition, so very few on the road.

    Pros: Easy to park, good gas milage.

    Cons: race car

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    2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Review
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    More Mini's Please~ — the green mini is cute, but in this environment (dusty and moon rocks) is unhappy, as I've got to slolem past boulders and craters, actually dodged a crater, then smashed the passenger mirror into a blue recycling bin, the bin tipped over and the mirror spider cracked...this town and the MINI are having problems getting along~ the town.....Clearlake, CA. , the poorest town in northern California...there ain't on streetlights, there ain't no good roads....it's a bust automotively...now if a 4x4 would be right at home here~

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

    Pros: zippy~ wants to go faster~

    Cons: too low to the ground-

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    2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    Yeah Mini!!! — I love this car, but hard for it to be my only car. Need a little more room for camping & other activities. Very dependable, always friendly. I love that the automatic also has an option for manual shift. The seats are plenty comfortable for a long road trip.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fun, fun, fun to drive! Excellent mileage and still has super-charged power. Go-kart handling. Easy to park in dense downtown areas. I drove it in deep snow with no problems in Seattle's snowpocalypse, but then again I grew up in CO. Very comfortable on a 2-day road trip.

    Cons: Not a big family car of course. I went camping in it a couple times and it was a bit tight with all my gear + dog.

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    Mini's Are Awsome — i really love how this car handles, it is quick and peppy. The Mini culture is also awsome, the dealership is really responsive and knowledgeable. and if you love to drive this is the car for you, what more can i say.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: go kart handling, fun to drive, stylish, lots of power for a little car, roomier than it looks

    Cons: what's not to like

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    Love My Mini — I love my little car! It gets great gas mileage and handles wonderfully in the curves. I love the Harman Kardon sound system,it really rocks. Even though the car is a 4 cylinder and not even an S model, it has really good acceleration. It is a joy to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Drives great, good power for a 4 cylinder and great gas mileage.

    Cons: Not alot of room in the back.

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    2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
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    I Say Yes! — It had awesome acceleration and handled beautifully around corners at higher speeds. The build was sturdy and rarely needed repairs. The supercharger on this little monster was amazing compared to the newer turbocharged version i tried! As for its appearance.... Its a Mini nuff'said!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I loved this car... was sooo fun to drive!

    Cons: I hated having to sell it!

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    2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
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    Firecracker On Wheels — I love this car. I saved for years to be able to afford it. It is light weight, you can park almost anywhere. I always feel in control, it brakes and handles superbly. Definitely worth the money. It is a driving experience!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love this car. It is an absolute blast!! Park it anywhere, great gas mileage, people love to ask me about it. It makes a statement. Everyone should drive a Mini!

    Cons: My baby doesn't fit in it, so we have to get a more family oriented car.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Fun To Drive By kataluke

    Sporty and Fun, very quick, has a sport mode. The handling of this car is phenomenal. Fuel efficient. Great for everyday driving and/or weekend get away car with your loved one. It is a great little ... Read More

    A Super Fun Car By LesaWilson

    I've loved driving this car. It's super cute and zips around town quickly and easily. It's loaded with heated seats, automatic transmission, dual paned sunroof, bluetooth, great surround sound and the... Read More

    2012 MINI Cooper Reviews

    My Car Is A Cheeky Evil Villian And I'm His Sidekick Along For The Ride. By ModularCat

    Parking powers are undeniable. The R56 fits where most cars do not. Fast and agile, this car is a nimble traffic blaster. You have the turning radius and acceleration of a God (Legendary go-kart han... Read More

    I Love It By andishields

    I really liked how well it does on fuel, it take me about $40 to fill it up and it will last me quite awhile. I didn't like that you can only run Chevron premium fuel in it.. I overall loved this car Read More

    2011 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Great Little Driver By vpm86

    Definitely a driver's car. Excellent mileage, tight handling, responsiveness, classic Euro-motor sensibility. The turbo gets you MOVING, and the stick shift is tight. You think about where you want... Read More

    Fun, Small Car For City Or Road Driving. By xaviclone

    This is a small, very fun car. I needed to be able to fit in a very small garage space and drive up and down the hills of San Francisco to get to work. This car is easy to find parking, fun to drive, ... Read More

    2010 MINI Cooper Reviews

    Mini Cooper S Mayfair Edition By Crogers11

    I LOVE LoVE LoVE my Mini Cooper! No major dislikes. The only thing I wish for is that there were more places that service the vehicles. I had it serviced and it took me a week to get it back. Read More

    Fun Mountain Car By enlread

    No surprise that this is more of a toy than a functional daily driver. For tearing through mountain switchbacks it is amazing though. Handles like a go cart and (with the turbo) always has plenty of p... Read More

    2009 MINI Cooper Reviews

    A Great Little Commuter Car. By mgoheen

    The base Cooper is a fun little car to drive and gets good gas mileage. I'm very tall, and even with the sun roof there is PLENTY of front seat room in this car. Six speed manual transmission makes ... Read More

    A Second Car In A Family By wangwang

    The car is small but the space for driver is big. The exterior is good looking and the buttons and interior are well designed. The engine is powerful, reliable. This car is small and I can find it ver... Read More

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