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2008 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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Great Car For The Summer — Overall fine car to drive for pleasure or to work and back Especially great for weekend drives with the top down Taken on a long trip it is a comfortable ride It's a sleeper , will surprise you with the power when you need it !

Pros: Zippy Little Car 208HP Supercharged 1.8L 4Cylinder
6 Speed Manual

Cons: Small back seat
Won't want to get out !

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2008 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
Aleksandr writes:
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This Is By Far The Car That Ive Had The Most Fun On Ever. Its Powerful, Fun And Addicting! —

I really dont know where to start with this car. Its amazing in every way. If your a fan of back road driving and twisty turns this is it! It might not be a family car because of the lack of space but for a personal car this one should be on the top along with the other minis in its class. The performance on this MINI is top notch with handling like a professional race car. A modified suspension from MINI factory to give it tight turns and feeling in the wheel. There is total control with this car. The supercharger and cold air intake with the reduction pulley give this car top performance in the racing field. Always power under the hood no matter what speed you are at. If you are looking for a fun over all car to get you from home to work or school or anywhere while looking sporty this is it. The style of the MINI has a fun cheerful attitude with loads of goodness inside. I have never had a dull moment with this car! SO MUCH FUN!! The gas milage is sweet when you drive it normally or even hard every now and then. There is a larger blind spot in the back because of the smaller window but its no big deal when you have side mirrors with the extra wide viewing mirrors too. I can say for sure I feel really safe in this car as well. The body is reenforced to support the convertible as well as airbags everywhere needed. I love this car thats the most I can say. :) I know you will love it too. If you are a MINI person then any mini will do really but this one is extra special with almost everything you can have in the mini! :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gosh where do I begin, This car is amazing and I would never get rid of it if I didnt have to. It drives like a large go-kart with steering like a boss. The supercharged engine is always providing you with the best power from 0-120mph. Top down and your cruising with a smile from ear to ear. This car is sure to provide you with comfort, power, and style as well as so much fun every time you get in. You can feel the car at the wheel on every turn, and pull. A lot of control under your petals and 6 speeds for maximum pleasure.

Cons: I would say the trunk is a little small but I have never needed more. I can fit 2 weeks worth of groceries in the car no problem. The seats go down for more room too. The gas is premium but thats because its a premium car.
Changing the oil can be a pain because the filter is tilted but its no biggie.

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2008 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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The Best Ride Ever! — It has been an awesome car. It has a powerful engine and in sport mode the handling is twice as much fun to drive! It has a spacious cargo area in back with the back seats down which is great for traveling with pets, luggage or whatever!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The Mini drives and handles like no other, It is a fun car to drive! The gas mileage is excellent. 35-40MPG.

Cons: None

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
Grace writes:
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Bottoms Up Is My Bottom Line On This Car. — I love MINIS. Lets face it! This is the best-looking economy car on the market. Nothing comes close to performance and drve-ability. My only complaint is that you are more likely to get a speeding ticket driving a Mini. The manufacturer ought to do something about that.

Pros: What is there not to like?

Cons: Are we talking about a MINI?

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2008 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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I Love My Mini — If you are looking for the perfect car for your midlife crisis, but you just were never really that cool in high school? Don't fool yourself with a Viper or Corvette. Stick with a MINI Cooper and you will impress without overcompensating for, um, other smaller packages.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The ability to handle the road is fabulous.

Cons: The back seats are merely for show. There is no way a family of three (or four) could use this as their family car.

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2008 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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Mighty Tyrese — *Performance - Strong brakes, a fast gettaway car and you'll have no problems dodging people and/or other cars. When on the highway you don't feel you're driving fast! *Build Quality - In the 4 years I've been driving it, it has only needed the usual check-ups and one light bulb replaced... *Appearance - Cool car, but a true girly car... Both exterior as interior is made for a woman. *Cost of Ownership - For a small car is has a huge tank. Makes it more expensive than your average small car, but you do longer with one tank... *Fun Factor - I love to drive this car! It's small, so excellent for the city, and fast, so you don't feel like a snail on the highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Brilliant car to drive with! Wouldn't want any other

Cons: When the passenger seat isn't in the right position, it can take away some of your visibility.
On the highway you don't feel how fast you're driving... It doesn't really suck at the time, unless you get a fine :D

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2008 MINI CooperReview
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Mini (willy) — Have owned our MINI Cooper (Willy) for 3 years and he has been an excellent, not really practical, but we knew that when we bought him as a second car. Would definitely buy another. Fuel consumption not that good as are the rear seats and boot.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Love the car and will replace him with another

Cons: Fuel Consumption

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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Love This Car So Much - Getting Another One! — I love this car, and MINI owners are awesome! The only reason I am selling it is because I am getting a new one! It is in great shape and I am the first and only owner for this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's a MINI!!

Cons: Backseat - but I'm never in it!

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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Love This Car!! — Overall the MCS is a great little car and fun to drive. I bought it mainly to commute back and forth to work to save on gas. What I got was a bonus of driving enjoyment. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling and Power

Cons: High maintanence

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2008 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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Very Good All Rounder Although Styling Is A Bit Iffy — This was my driving instructors car so I did not have to deal with maintainence or costs but it was very nice to drive. Steering is fast and light, gearbox is very satisfying to use and smooth, decent power means good acceleration and no problems on the motorway. Styling wise I find it mostly nice but it just feels a bit too rounded and soft looking, I prefer the classic true mini from the 60's but this is a decent rehash and maintains the look but it's perhaps too retro. The interior is a very nice place to be though again the retro styling can be a bit too much at some points. Build quality was good, there were never any major mechanical issues while I was using it although some of the casing did come off the handbrake handle when another student was using the car. The car is very grippy and the aformentioned acceleration means you can have a lot of fun with this car especially on rural roads, the car is also very easy to park and use in tight situations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Feels very light, modern and crisp

Cons: Styling is a bit hit and miss

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