2008 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

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2008 MINI CooperReview
Guru9WFN9Y writes:
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Lots of bells and whistles! Fun to drive—it scoots down the freeway with 6 gears!

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Dracy writes:
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A great value for your dollar. Could improve the ride.

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2008 MINI CooperReview
Warren writes:
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The mini handles like a go-cart on rails, it looks cool, and it has a nice interior. There are plenty of parts available to maintain it.

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GuruF6TFZ writes:
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I think it’s a good color and it looks really nice

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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This Mini Cooper S Is Fun, Fast, Economical And Has Tons Of Class! — I have an S Class Mercedes and an Acura RDX, but everyone in the family fights over the keys to the Mini! Its hard to describe just how great this little car makes you feel when you're driving or riding in it, but it creates a feeling of well-being, safety and most of all, FUN! Its surprisingly practical, too, and makes a great "grocery-getter." Its extremely quick and going through the gears is a treat. The build quality is BMW all the way and everything works as it should. All-in-all, a great all around car for those who enjoy actually driving. It encourages you to take "the long way!"

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

Pros: Incredible handling, economical, Safe and a kick to drive.  Great for in-town and plenty of room with the back seats folded down to carry a ton of stuff!

Cons: None

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2008 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleReview
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Great For Small Family , Especially Good For Older Adult Couples ( Little Extra Room In Back Seat) — I loved this car and got lots of looks and all the women thought it was sooo cute. The Germans sure built a nice car when they decided to take over the Mini Cooper look . The British have nothing to be ashamed of , by having it made by BMW !!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun car for the summer

Cons: Small size easily lost in parking lot if next to bigger vehicle

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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Fun-to-drive, Sporty, Gas Sipper, Thats Great For A Single, But A Little Small For A Family. — This car was a great commute car while I was single. The agile, speediness of the car makes it a lot of fun to drive. Best part was the fact that I still got great mileage, even though I've got a bit of a lead foot, lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, Good Gas Mileage, Fast

Cons: Not big enough trunk space for bigger items

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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Fun Ride — Brings a smile to your face every time you drive this car. Awesome power in a tiny package. Great around the city. Fits in the tiniest parking spots. Good fuel economy. 0-60 in 6.2 seconds without the sports mode.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Accelerates and Handles great on Straight Line and turns. Excellent Power to Weight Ratio.

Cons: Back Seat not roomy enough for adults. Trunk space limited.

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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
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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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2022 MINI Cooper Reviews

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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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