2008 MINI Cooper User Reviews

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    25

    This Is A Fun Way To Save Gas!!! — This is a little sports car hidden in a unique little box... It's kinda Herbie goes to Europe or something... it runs great has many features of a true luxury car and will leave a few dollars in your pocket to actually get in to the movies when you get there...maybe get some popcorn

    Pros: Fun

    Cons: i can't afford two of them

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    25

    A Lot Beefier Than Its Previous Body Style — design didnt change much, just easier access to hood latch ( in NA), head lamps wont go all the way up when u open the hood..great improvement, and the inside is as cool as their colors

    Pros: features

    Cons: none

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    2008 MINI Cooper Base Review
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    Not As Small As It Appears To Be — Powerful Engine with BMW technology Very Reponsive and amazing handling around corners

    Pros: handling

    Cons: Expensive

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    45

    Gr8t Fun Machine — It's Mini, with maxi performance. Good handling, and with the S you can go and have fun. With me being tall, I'm surprised how well I actually fit into this bundle of fun (just don't sit behind me)

    Pros: Its a fun machine!

    Cons: Umm, nope. None that I can think to list

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    Fantastic — this car is amazing, a must have for this year! its cute, fun to be in and esay to park

    Pros: to many to mention

    Cons: none

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    Fun To Drive For Its Size — The acceleration and handling is awesome for the size of the car. Parking would not be a problem. The ride is pretty sporty, feels like you're driving inside an R/C car, but its def. fun to drive.

    Pros: Its MINI =D interior is very sporty

    Cons: Handling is a bit loose, acceleration reaction time is slow to my taste.

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
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    Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Dark Of Night...i'll Never Put The Top Up, Never! — This is an amazingly fun vehicle...roomier than I suspected. When I took my bro in law and niece for a ride the rear seat space was no problem. She is a 5'8" and had no problem in the back seat. (She now wants one and my bro in law is not happy with me!) I LOVE THIS CAR!

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:1,200

    Pros: Overall, very pleased, especially with the car and dealership (Global Imports - Atlanta, GA, and my amazing sales associate John S.)

    Cons: Some problem with blind spot thru rear window, but have solved by adding magnifiers on the sideview mirrors.

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    45

    Great Car For Educated Buyer. — Great all around car.. great fuel economy. great customization options great handling and safety feature. Contains Convenience package, Cold weather package, and premium package. customer blue interior and back exterior with white roof and mirrors with white customer sports stripes. recommend education before purchase. know to change and check oil at regular intervals and know how to read dipstick properly. after 60 to 70k miles replace thermostat house gasket. can cost 500 dollars from dealer but if you are willing to fix it yourself and waste 3 hours can be replaced for 15 dollars and can replace housing for 130 dollars with part from dealer stock.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Amazing Mini Handling.  Fun to drive.  Front seats comfortable for any size rider. Amazing performance and power for size.   Great look and customization feature.

    Cons: Lack of information from dealers about turbo maintenance and oil check requirements.  This model requires a person be informed on how to maintain the vehicle checking oil every 2 weeks for the turbo.   No spare tire area on the S model.  Run flat tires loud and annoying.  Removed them to replace with regular tires but then no spare for use in case of flat or road hazard.

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    95

    Overlooking Its Shortcomings, It's A Very Fun Car. — I smile every time I get into this car. Fabulous power and handling, as many people have said - this car is a rocket on wheels with go-kart handling - a real live RC car for adults. I own the turbo charged model, and that's the way to go. Even though I need to put premium gasoline in it, I average 34 miles to the gallon. I love, love, love driving it, however these cars are... fussy. This is not a car you can just get in and drive it while neglecting regular maintenance. If you do regular oil/belt/fluid changes, you're good, but if not, repairs are very expensive. If you have time and energy to baby the car, it's absolutely fabulous!

    Pros: Lots of fun little features, great power and handling, overall, great fun to drive.

    Cons: This is not a family car. There is barely any trunk, no backseat to speak of. You MUST keep up on the maintenance or shell out some serious cash for repairs.

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    2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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    Excellent — Car is so fast it's scary. If it were a horse it would definitely not be a novice ride. I have owned my mini for about 5 months now and everytime i drive it it feels like the first time, the novelty has still not worn off yet. It is so responsive and holds the road like a dream. Ever trip is so much fun in the Mini and the whole family love it too. It is a solid car with lots of extras. It also feels a very very safe car.

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

    Pros: The power when you accelerate is impressive

    Cons: Dont hate anything about my Mini, well only that it likes fuel.

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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

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    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

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    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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