2008 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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    2008 MINI Cooper Review
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    75

    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 S Review
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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 S Review
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    105

    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 Base Review
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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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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    Great Car To Drive But Hard To Drive Slowly — For a Small car this car is amazing to drive. the engine is very powerful for the horsepower and size of the car. very cheap to maintain especially with Mini maintenance program. Not too much Gas consumption. Very Fun to drive

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

    Pros: very fun to drive, easily get through trafic

    Cons: there are too many on the road

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    Why I Love Magnum... — I've been very impressed with the drivablity of the Mini. I drove a Miata for years and thought that no other car would make me as happy as my Miata did, but I was wrong! It is a completely different drive from the Miata, but just as fun!

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

    Pros: I love hearing the blow-off valve

    Cons: I miss having a convertable

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    Very Agile And Comfortable When Driving The Expressways — This car is probably one of the greatest power to weight ratios of any car I've driven. The handling and braking are great. Having the turbo really gets that car out and onto the interstate quickly.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The condition of the vehicle sold itself

    Cons: No negs.

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    2008 Min Cooper S — love these cars,. hope to get one soon one day. there performance is amazing in them, and they have tons of potential. there small and compact. extremely light... and pack a ton load of torque. defiantly a fun little car to drive.

    Pros: everything.

    Cons: Nothing!

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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    Cool And Fast, Its A Essential To Drive!!! — this is so good..... you can drive it alll day and wont complain. the plus sign is the handling and performance, both go like smooth control. gear changing is simplified for anyone to drive as well. the little quirks are a must and with a range of feature add ons and assessories, who can complain there?? it a must to own or drive in your life... Dont miss out peeps!!!

    Pros: it handling and overall performance is pure class

    Cons: the convertible does lack visibility from the back

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    Mini Cooper S 2008 — White wheels are an absolute b**tch to keep clean. Scares me to death sometimes. Accelerates better then the old superchargd 'gen 1' Cooper s. Cheaper to run, lower Tax, better on fuel, cheaper to insure. On the whole very happy with it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheaper to run

    Cons: White wheels

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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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