2006 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

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2006 MINI Cooper S HatchbackReview
mmeek writes:
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Big Package ... Small Car! — I have a close friend that owns a Mini Cooper S. He's a salesman that travels all over town on a daily basis. He absolutely loves his Mini and can't say enough about it. When he bought it a year ago he dropped by the house and let me take it for a spin. This was an incredibly fun car to drive. It was quick and very responsive in many respects. The twin-turbo pushes you through traffic with ease. It handled amazingly well to boot. I'm sure I'd be able to serpentine the narrowist of cones. Besides, he says it gets 30-32 mpg on average. Not bad for this little performance package.

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Pros: Nice handling and performance.  Great styling inside and out.  Hundreds of options.

Cons: Pricey!  Small for my liking.

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2006 MINI Cooper HatchbackReview
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The Most Completely Beautiful Driving Experience I've Ever Had! — People are jealous around here and are hostile towards the MINI..Driving a MINI is like no other. Go-kart fun, I'll gladly pay the extra for the high-test gas, and get at least 20mpg. Could even be less because the sport of driving this one outweighs the cost! 1.6 Liter engine not even 39,000 miles on it. I strongly recommend the MINI if you love to drive! Recommend Cobalt undershield as rocks will chew up the Swiss plastic- GPS dominates the cockpit, and would rather know the temperature of the motor, the amount of volts, Amps and Oil Pressure. As it is one must "GO ON FAITH"- guess this will not be an issue until breakdown~

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

Pros: the CVT transmission: takes a little getting used to.  a pause while the fluids and belts start doing what they are supposed to is required here, but once you've discovered the M/S mode, the sportiness begins.  You can downshift, or allow the CVT to downshift for you.  Will get up and go but if in M/S mode gets there more quickly allowing the engine to rev to 5000 rpm.  I LOVE this CVT and don't know why people have trouble getting along with it.  Once you realize that it is a German creation, not English, attitudes are different as if on the Autobahn- Going 68 miles an hour and the rpms barely crossed 2000 rpm.  This thing is NUTS.  We are not in mother Germany anymore!

Cons: Tranny is somewhat slow, but once going will keep going. 2000 rpm at 65 mph, that's the stuff we take to the autobahn!

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2006 MINI Cooper Review
GuruBZT94 says:
vs2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS
2006 MINI Cooper winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS worse.
"The mini handles better because its more of a sporty sport type vehicle"
Back Seats Ranked 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS better.
"More comfortable and much more runes"
2006 MINI Cooper Review
trav06gt says:
I really liked the sporty feel and the fact that it was supercharged.
vs2006 Ford Focus
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vs2006 Honda Civic
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2006 MINI Cooper S Hatchback Review
GuruXFK1M says:
In the comparision the yellow mini cooper if it is the ( s) model i would buy it right now. I have a mini cooper ( S) right now and love every feature on it, but the yellow one fits my wants right now. I need a second car and the yellow one. Or a red one will do the job for me right now if it is the ( s ) model and automatic.
vs2011 MINI Cooper S
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Power Ranked 2011 MINI Cooper S worse.
"I havent driven the 2011 mini yet but from what i have seen and read it looks very comparable to my 2006 model, just upgraded to 2011"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 MINI Cooper S worse.
"My mini 2006 is the clubman edition so it has more carrying capacity, other than that i see no diffirence. "
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2006 MINI Cooper Review
Barbara says:
I love this car
vs2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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2006 MINI Cooper Convertible Review
KarstenKaj says:
Handles very well. A fun ride and a cool look.
vs2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible
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Power Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible worse.
"Better handling"
Family Car Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible worse.
"More enjoyable."
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