2012 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

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2012 MINI CooperReview
Dave writes:
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I only looked at Mini Coopers. Prices have been reasonable on the market. The car I bought seems to have been really well maintained, milage is a little higher than I wanted but preferred a one-owner vehicle. So far no regrets.

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2012 MINI Cooper Review
ficheco says:
vs2012 BMW 1 Series
2012 MINI Cooper winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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  • Front Seats
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Back Seats Ranked 2012 BMW 1 Series better.
"Theyre as small as the minis but more comfortable"
Value Ranked 2012 BMW 1 Series better.
"V6 baby, power , and looks"
2012 MINI Cooper Review
Philip says:
Fun car to drive. Sits low and ride is a bit rough. Power is so-so.
vs2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2012 MINI Cooper winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Beetle better.
"Much better handling than the Mini Cooper. VW has a solid, secure feel while driving. Mini is fun, but you never feel entirely safe while driving it. In the Mini you always feel like you would be dead if you got hit. The VW feels solid and safe."
Value Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Beetle better.
"Better ride and handling. Much better interior room. Same retro look with enameled dashboard. Roomy back seat, ample cargo under hatchback. Excellent MPG has exceeded EPA estimate since new. No mechanical issues ever."
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2012 MINI Cooper SReview
Catherine writes:
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My Car Is A Cheeky Evil Villian And I'm His Sidekick Along For The Ride. — 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 handling), making you able to jet into tight spaces moving lane to lane. The braking on this car is impressive, just be aware that the car behind you more than likely does not have the same capabilities you do, so make sure there is a good car length behind you. I wouldn't trade this car in for anything on the market. He is my beautiful boo.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Small car, great for the city. 4 cylinder twin turbo; fuel efficiency when you need it, power when you want it. I have heated Ricaro seats, enough said. Dual panoramic sunroof is the bomb. Throaty exaust is standard. Harmon Kardon, again, enough said.

Cons: I feel sad for those out there who don't know the pleasure of MINI Ownership.

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2012 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works ConvertibleReview
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I Love It — 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

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

Pros: It's fun to drive, it goes fast, it gets awesome gas mileage

Cons: It's not spacious for people in the back seat and there isn't a lot of space to put things in the trunk

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2012 MINI Cooper SReview
kvanbibber33 writes:
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Overall A Great Bang For Your Buck — With the clean body lines, aggressive handling, and a turbocharger that kicks you in the rear its hard not to love this car. Can definitely be harsh on speed bumps and doesn't get outstanding gas mileage but at the end of the day it does the job and then some.

Pros: Very exciting ride, handles amazingly and the turbo kicks in beautifully.

Cons: Less fuel efficiency than expected, rear seat needs just 3 inches more

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2012 MINI Cooper Base ConvertibleReview
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Love My Mini!!!!!! — Love this car - brakes are amazing (ABS of course), handling is amazing (DSC - Dynamic Stability Control - incorporates Corner Brake Control, Brake force distribution, ABS etc), performance is good, although the Cooper S does give a brilliant kick. Included is a full maintenance plan, so there are no repair/servicing costs. Small fuel tank, 40l, but it gets you very far... if you like to be noticed, then this is definitely the car for you!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: LOVE IT!!!!

Cons: There is nothing that I hate about this car.... its MINItastic!!!!

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2012 MINI Cooper Base ConvertibleReview
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Suprisingly Fun, Great Handeling And Awesome Fuel Economy Mini — I was suprised what a powerful and fun car this 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible was. The handeling was not what I expected... In a good way. Even though it's small you totally feel in control and with the top down it's such fun. The wind blowing thru your hair... Well, not mine I don't have any, but I can imagine can't I :-)

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

Pros: Quick little zippy car. Tons of fun to drive

Cons: If your shopping at costco you might need a bigger car. Storage is a little tight

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2012 MINI Cooper BaseReview
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Mini Cooper — Great small car for a single female. A bit slow, but you get amazing fuel economy in return! Handles amazing! This car is fun to driver and you get all the attention that you deserve! Has cute addition such as different color lights inside your car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Look, Fuel Economy, Handling

Cons: Speed

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2012 MINI Cooper Review
DanielsCars says:
These cars drive incredibly well. My leased one and was SO glad she was not the owner. The dealership was constantly working on it. Buyer beware.
vs2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD with Power Hard Top
2012 MINI Cooper winning categories:
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