2008 MINI Cooper User Reviews

2008 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 MINI Cooper against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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Great Car, Great Design, I'm Buying Another One. — True to the MINI tradition. I think the electrical steering isn't quite as direct feeling as the hydraulic in the 03-06 models, but the the turbo screams power, the cabin became more comfortable and the technology improved. It's a great car and I'm getting ready to buy another one, so I suppose that says something.

Pros: Great acceleration and fuel economy. Great navigation and technology. Beautiful finish.

Cons: Sport suspension is pretty firm. Handling has to be a real priority for you.

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2008 MINI Cooper SReview
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Forever Young — Remember your obsession with toy cars and how you would move them around, enjoy their shiny colors, and open and close their doors constantly. Remember your first time in a kart and how you would swift among others with excitement while the engine is buzzing right behind you. If you ever feel nostalgic, or you wish to feel young again, the Cooper S is the right car for you. Knock out sedans and SUVs at stop light races with an impressive acceleration of 7.2 seconds to 100 km/h, and impress the ladies when you're cruising near the beach while others try hard in their average looking cars. Enjoy nothing less than great quality interior and equipment perfected by the Germans at BMW with lots of options to select from, in addition to excellent fuel economy thanks to a turbocharged 1.6L engine.

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

Pros: The Go-Kart feeling, Looks, Performance

Cons: Pricey and not exactly practical

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2008 MINI Cooper Base Convertible Review
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Very nice little sports car
vs2008 MINI Cooper S
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2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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vs2008 MINI Cooper S
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Power Ranked 2008 MINI Cooper S better.
"It has turbo."
2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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vs2008 MINI Cooper S
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2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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vs2008 Honda Civic EX
2008 MINI Cooper S winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Honda Civic EX better.
"More streamlined, not as boxy."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Civic EX better.
"More leg room"
2008 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Not as fast...but 42.8 mpg overall...more substantial and still fun. I havent driven the S... I know I would love it and just have to be satisfied with my base... Handling-A Comfort-B+ Mileage- A Appearance A Reliability-A+ Great car and solid. Dont want to have an accident in a Fiat
vs2008 FIAT 500 Abarth
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Handling Ranked 2008 FIAT 500 Abarth worse.
" Both handle well.. but the more solid MINI chassis inspires more confidence.. plus theres the spore mode if I want to kick it in the butt"
Family Car Ranked 2008 FIAT 500 Abarth worse.
"Neither car is a family car, but I believe that the chassis and construction of the MINI makes it the safer choice"
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2008 MINI Cooper Base Review
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Power Ranked 2008 MINI Cooper S better.
"It has turbo."
2008 MINI Cooper S Review
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For the price you cannot beat the handling. My car had all the options I was truly a luxury small car
vs2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD
2008 MINI Cooper S winning categories:
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2008 MINI Cooper Base Review
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vs2013 Honda Fit Sport
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Front Seats Ranked 2013 Honda Fit Sport worse.
"heated & leather"
Value Ranked 2013 Honda Fit Sport better.
"well built, more room overall, 4 doors 4 ease of entry, less expensive"

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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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