Used Mini Cooper for Sale
2013 Mini Cooper S
$199 Shipping from CarMax Potomac Mills, VA
2013 Mini Cooper
$99 Shipping from CarMax Lancaster, PA
2016 Mini Cooper
Only available at CarMax West Broad, VA
2011 Mini Cooper
$99 Shipping from CarMax Turnersville, NJ
2013 Mini Cooper
Free Shipping from CarMax Virginia Beach, VA
2015 Mini Cooper S
Coming soon to CarMax Greenville NC, NC
About The Mini Cooper
The MINI has been stealing hearts for decades with its unique rounded-boxy appearance blended with its small size ready to slip into car ports and narrow urban parking spaces. However, it should never be written off as a car too small for anything. Smart designing inside makes the most of every inch, so you can turn heads at the market while still fitting your boxes and bags inside. When you opt for some turbo excitement, it turns into a little speed machine.
Originally an all-UK brand dating back to 1959, it took decades for the dapper machine to reach America. BMW purchased the marque in 2000 and opened the door for US sales. Ever since, drivers have been competing to hop into this hip ride. The third and current generation of MINI became available for sale in 2013 and includes the Two-door, a slightly larger Four-door, the nearly spacious Countryman, and the ever-popular Convertible.
Why do we call it the MINI Cooper? In 1961, a racing legend named John Cooper brought his MINI into his garage, tweaked the suspension, played with the engine, and the little red car went viral as it scooped up a ton of rally trophies. Now, we popularly refer to all MINI brand cars as MINI Coopers.
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Mini Cooper Trim Configurations
The current generation MINI is available for sale in three stages: the body type including the Two-Door, Four-Door, Countryman, and Convertible. Next you select the powertrain, followed by an appearance/convenience package.
Powertrain Combinations (2013-present):
- Cooper: Dart through traffic using the 1.5L three-cylinder engine and your choice of manual or automatic six-speed transmission.
- Cooper S: The 2.0L engine produces 207 pound-feet of torque, ready to hop off the line and power through highway traffic.
- John Cooper Works: Performance tires, paddle shifters, and a 228 horsepower engine turn your little workhorse into a racing demon.
Appearance/Convenience Package (2013-present):
- Classic: Enjoy your drive with a touchscreen, media center, 15-inch wheels, and rear parking sensors.
- Signature: Roll out in total comfort with a panoramic roof, automatic climate control, alloy wheels, and heated seats.
- Iconic: Luxuriate in leather seats while you connect to the smartphone infotainment system with navigation.
Q: Is the MINI Cooper the right car for me?
A: Do you love to love your car? The MINI Cooper rolls into town bursting with personality while inside you will find surprising spots to stow just about everything. When you want your ride to stand out at the supermarket and have enough room to bring home that impulse purchase, the answer is yes!
Q: How reliable is the MINI Cooper?
A: The 2016 Two-Door MINI Cooper earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Certain vehicles have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.
Q: How powerful is the MINI Cooper engine?
A: The entry-level of the 2019 MINI Cooper is built with a 1.5L three-cylinder, 134 horsepower engine that does well in city driving. For a little more oomph, look for the MINI Cooper S and its 2.0L turbocharged engine producing a satisfying 189 horsepower. When you want your little car to surprise everyone at the light, step up to the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works with its intercooled premium 2.0L turbo and its 228 horsepower.
Q: Are all MINI Coopers stick shift?
A: No. Of course, you can find plenty of Coopers for sale with the six-speed manual shift, but there is also a six-speed automatic found on all models of the Cooper and Cooper S (2013-present). The John Cooper Works offers a sport transmission with paddle shifters, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Q: Do all MINI Coopers have turbo?
A: Yes. While the 2.0L engine is the most popular option, the 1.5L three-cylinder engine manages to crank out the power with its lighter construction.
Q: Is the MINI Cooper a BMW?
A: The MINI marque was purchased by BMW in the year 2000, but the car remains a mostly English model. The Convertible and Countryman are built in the Netherlands, but all others are built at the Oxford plant. As part of the BMW family, new technologies are being introduced to the cute little ride, but it retains its iconic British appearance.
RepairPal gave the Mini Cooper an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks the Mini Cooper 21st out of 21 among subcompact cars.
- Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Mini Cooper is $846, compared to an average of $520 for subcompact cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Frequency According to RepairPal, Mini Cooper owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 0.3 times for subcompact cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 13% for the Mini Cooper, compared to an average of 11% for subcompact cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.
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Reviews for Mini Cooper
Fun Little Monster
It is an amazing driving machine, you can not baby it, you need to let it be itself! The button changes it all ( SPORT MODE) switches it from exciting, to WOW! From the highway to the backroads, it fits both like a glove, it is intense, ready to go always! The shifter is available to do everything you want, it never displeases! Yes, it is small, some would say tiny, either one is acceptable! It i fun factor times 50! I really mean that!
- Ride and Handling: It does what I want, when I want it ! It is a stunning little car & and it is my second one!
- Power: 1.6 liters in a small package still delivers an ample amount of zing!
- Weather Versatility: I am using TOYO Tires on my Mini! They work well in almost any situation!
- Braking: Braking is OK but not up to my standards! Though it brakes well, it is not as much as I would like, and the pads are high carbon! I will change them to ceramic pads, and the rotors as well, they are iron and rust easily! I will change those as well!
- Cabin Noise: Much noisier than expected with the windows up and the roof opened, my 2011 did not have the panoramic sunroof, It is quite noisy!
- Ride and Handling: If I had my druthers, I would choose the 17" wheel option, the 15's work well but are just too small for the job, they will be changed as well! Need the money for rims and tires first
Compact designer looking car, gas efficient.
you feel special driving this car, it can come in so many designs and colors which makes it personal. Driving it is a breeze although I would not suggest getting the run flat tires as your car jolts with every bump! I just put regular tires on it and the car drives extremely smoothly. The interior has a designer look to it and many options. The interior has mood light changes. I bought it as it stands out from other models and makes, has a great motor, compact, great acceleration. The back seats are not as comfortable as other cars but can fit 4 people. Good mileage per gallon of gas.
- Fuel Economy: Going from an SUV to a mini - saving a good amount on gas
- Power: Has a strong engine, speeds up fast
- Interior Space: even though the back seats go down, cannot fit any bike and would have to purchase their specific bike rack which is rather expensive
- Cabin Noise: it is a sports car and acts like one especially sound wise
A lot of car for the money!
This car is continuosly surprising me with some of the convenience items it has. I never knew you could start it without actually placing the key in it - I just never tried - and the valet (I rarely ever use) pulled up with the key sitting in the cupholder! That is how I found out... Also, I never have had to get into the back without actually leaving, so had never pushed the trunk only button - it opens the door for you. So awesome! It is responsive, and zippy. I do miss the sound of the supercharger from the '06 MINI S I had - this one only has turbo and is much quieter... that could be a PRO to someone else. This is a sports car though, so you do feel every bump in the road. A taller person (6'2"+) can get claustrophobic in it.
- Cargo Space: Very roomy, you can fit so much in this little wagon!
- Fuel Economy: 27mpg streets, 45+ hwy
- Ride and Handling: I miss the stick shift, automatic with steptronics in mine, and it surges a little when stopping which is taking me a little bit to get used to; have almost always had manual shifting.
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