Loved my first Mini Cooper S and wanted the same thing but a bit bigger with 4 doors. They started making a 4 door original Mini in 2015 so I was holding out on trading until that model came up. It was worth the wait. It's a bit longer and a bit wider with a very economical "green mode" for better mileage although "sport mode" is still a fun option.
2013 Mini CooperPat Pomrenke - Houston, TX01/16/2017
2013 and other older years have controls in inconvenient locations. Put a cup in holder and you can't operate windows. Trunk opening so tight. A Kurig will not fit through the opening, that's how tight it is. If you ride around by yourself carting nothing more than a purse or laptop you may like this tiny car, but be sure before you commit. I have to say it is peppy! And of course you can park it anywhere. Good things for sure.
It's a 10 year old car. What can you expect.
2007 Mini CooperDerek A. - Long Beach, CA03/17/2017
You have to be ready for an old car to have a few problems no matter where you get it. After a few months the Mini came up with some major problems with the oil pressure, and engine light notifications. The fixes weren't cheap either, but this is what you sign on for with any used car.
Once the car was repaired it went back to being one of the most fun and exciting cars I've ever driven. Just like any car, keep it maintained and you will have a reliable vehicle to take wherever you need to go.
I recommend a Mini Cooper S if you want to have fun while younger there. Fast fun and safe, with a great stereo to listen to along the way.
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