2012 MINI Cooper Top Comparisons

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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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2012 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
Louie says:
Great family car for someone who truly enjoys driving a fun car every day, everywhere. The rear seats are roomy enough for myself at 511. You have ample headroom. And yet it is a small enough car that driving on a back road or darting through traffic is a blast. If you think the car has to be roomy that you can sprawl in it, you should not consider this car. Get a Camry and blend in with the masses.
vs2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD
2012 MINI Cooper S Convertible winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD better.
"The seats of this car are great for someone who wants a seat to hug him or her."
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2012 MINI Cooper Base Review
CarMax77 says:
Great car to drive
vs2014 FIAT 500L Pop
2012 MINI Cooper Base winning categories:
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2012 MINI Cooper Review
Kyle says:
Really enjoyed this car while I was by myself. However, if you add another person the interior shrinks drastically. Fun to drive and Id like to have another one but no as a daily driver.
vs2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI FWD
2012 MINI Cooper winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI FWD better.
"Spacious, my Mini was sadly lacking. "
Family Car Ranked 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI FWD better.
"Room for 5 if needed. "
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2012 MINI Cooper S Review
chriscan4469 says:
great auto bmw really did great on the revision of the whole line of minis . the S models are the way to go the non S models are a bit underpowered.....
vs2012 Volkswagen Beetle White Turbo
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2012 MINI Cooper S Review
Loganmbarnes says:
Very fun car handling is very sharp very little body roll while cornering. Steering is sharp and fun. It has great power for the size of the vehicle and is a great car. The S is the way to go with these as they are very peppy and quick while remaining reasonable and get great fuel economy. One of my favorite cars.
vs2012 Honda Civic EX
2012 MINI Cooper S winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2012 Honda Civic EX worse.
"Well it just had more power in general the minis have turbos which allows the engine to crank out much more power than the civic. "
Handling Ranked 2012 Honda Civic EX worse.
"Stiffer suspension. Heavier steering. Better braking system. More power. "
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2018 MINI Cooper Reviews

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2017 MINI Cooper Reviews

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Amazing car, just blew us away on the styling, speed, smooth handling! Bought it!!! Read More

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2016 MINI Cooper Reviews

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This lil car is a ROCKET! I am so pleased with what I paid. Doesnt really compare to anything else Ive driven... maybe a Civic? Not sure - are Civics crazy fast? :) Comfortable ride and crazy HP /... Read More

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