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2009 MINI CooperReview
Shirley writes:
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first mini i ever saw. nothing to compare it to. just liked what I saw.

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2009 MINI CooperReview
Preston writes:
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Little over priced should make sure all issues are resolved before putting out adds

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2009 MINI CooperReview
Lisa writes:
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The car looks great, but the number of previous owners, plus the fact that it hasnt passed a Maryland vehicle inspection are my concerns.

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2009 MINI CooperReview
GuruGVXW6 writes:
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It is incomparable to other car models - stands out in design far above the maddening crowd. Its sexy, fast, nimble and nothing beats the convertible version.

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2009 MINI CooperReview
Guru9R9RT writes:
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I gave it 5 stars because 1: the pictures were fantastic. 2: the price was at least $2000 cheaper than most models. And 3: It was newer than most models I compared it too plus it came with a sun/moon roof. Newer model, $2000 cheaper, snd premium package with all the bells and whistles. It deserved more than 5 stars

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2009 MINI CooperReview
Alepasq writes:
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I drove it but there was a red light on the engine part and it is not a good sign!

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2009 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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A Great Little Commuter Car. — 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 the most of the engine. Back seat shouldn't even exist (unless your entire family is under 5' tall). The base Cooper engine is fine for basic transportation -- but should really have a bit more pep in a car at this price level. Controls take some getting used to, but are functional.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good gas mileage
great front seat room (headroom/legroom)
nice looks
good brakes
fun to drive

Cons: back seat is only good for torture
base engine could use more power
seemed to need a bit more maintenance than "normal"

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2009 MINI Cooper Base Review
laloaustin says:
Best driving car Ive ever owned with sport leather seats. Great car until something happens and then the bills pile up. Drove from 33K miles to 104K miles commuting. Very hard to sell with 100% records at dealership with extended warranty. Beautiful but capricious.
vs2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible
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Power Ranked 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible better.
"It is quicker. Mini base had 122HP and Miata has 168HP. Mini Cooper is a 1.6 DOHC, Vanos timing (issues with age), and 11 to 1 compression. That is how they get the HP!"
Handling Ranked 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible worse.
"No body roll, truly amazingly predictable."
Value Ranked 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible better.
"Cost of parts, cost of service, and advertisd mechanical predictability. The Mini Cooper will bring lots of surprises, beautiful and sophisticated but cost to run is high. Thermostat $450, water pump $600, 4 wheel align at BMW $195 vs $112 for the Mazda. Electric hard top convertible. Simple design!"
Would Buy Ranked 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible better.
"Advertised dependability and cost to own and commute."
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2009 MINI Cooper SReview
wangwang writes:
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A Second Car In A Family — 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 very easy to park.

Pros: easy to park, fashion, beautiful, powerful engine

Cons: small, can't take big furniture

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2009 MINI Cooper SReview
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Fun In A Tiny Package — If you want a really enjoyable driving experience in a small, used hatchback in the US, you really only have six choices: the Mazdaspeed 3; the VW GTI; the last gen Suburu WRX and WRX STi or the MINI Cooper "S" and JCW. The Cooper "S" isn't the fastest, but it has that magical combination of "feel" + performance + design that's truly hard to beat. (I have excluded the Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST, because they are so rare as used cars as of this writing). I drove all of them and ranked them as follows, purely on everyday driveability and that unquantifiable fun factor, as follows: 1. Cooper "S"; 2. GTI; 3. JCW; 4. WRX; 5. Mazdaspeed 3; and 6. WRX STI. Realizing that such rankings are highly personal and subjective, I won't bore you with all the variables that mattered to me, but suffice it to say, I purchased the MINI Cooper "S." I have not regretted the decision for one moment. It really is an amazing little car that rides and handles superbly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Amazing driving experience from such a small car; tight, tight, tight handling and gobs of power from the little turbo unit to make even the daily commuting grind fun.  The manual transmission is the only way to go.

Cons: Great for two regular-sized humanoids; a squeeze for three; impossible for four.

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