This car is small but with the extra 3rd door it provides easier access to the backseat. I Also like the barn doors and extra trunk space. Great commuter car, and great gas milage
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.
Super fun to drive car with great MPG
2009 Mini CooperBilly Boyer - Chesapeake, VA07/01/2016
Most fun car I have owned to date. I also own a 1986 BMW 325 with a 2.7 stroker motor and 2000 328Ci and it blows both of them out of the water. The turbo provides a fantastic amount of power to the front wheels. I didn't anticipate liking fwd but with the limited slip differential my car has it really pulls through turns. 180 hp and 180 tq in a small hatchback is loads of fun. 6 speed transmission. Very economical on gas, averaging 35 mpg. I'm 6'1" and there is still extra headroom.
MINI Cooper Overview
The MINI Cooper is one of the most iconic nameplates in the world. The three-door hatchback is extremely recognizable, and was the first MINI Cooper offered in a redesigned generation in 2014. With excellent handling and surprising acceleration capabilities, the MINI Cooper is a sharp car that maneuvers well and lives up to its reputation.
MINI Cooper History
The original MINI was released in the 1960s as a subcompact coupe. It gained popularity as an affordable, stylish, and easy-to-park vehicle. After a lengthy break, it was revived in 2002 under new ownership as a hatchback. The convertible version of the MINI Cooper arrived in 2005 and stopped production in 2008, right after the second generation was introduced. Since its revival, the MINI brand has expanded from its three-door hatchback original to encompass a five-door hatchback and a convertible.
How It Drives
All Cooper trim levels have a surprising amount of power. Additionally, fuel economy is great, even on higher-level trims that drive with more horsepower than expected out of such a compact car. While the lightweight frame allows for a maneuverable ride and operates best on smooth highways, but the cabin does not block out sound well. The upholstery, on the other hand, receives universal acclaim. Seats are built with a combination of black leather and high-quality fabric.
Used MINI Cooper Value
True to its nameplate, the various MINI models compete with different small cars. The car has a memorable personality thanks to its heritage, design notes, quick steering, and engineering. Modern versions perform well and are fuel efficient. Additionally, though the cabin is small, it can be customized to fit a lot of features.
MINI Cooper Standard Features
The recent generation of the MINI Cooper comes in 2 trims in addition to its base model: Cooper S and John Cooper Works (JCW). Each, including the base model, is available as a two-door coupe or a convertible. Each trim level comes with a six-speed manual by default, though the Cooper S and base model can swap the manual for a six-speed automatic transmission. The base model has a 1.6L four-cylinder which has a surprising amount of power. Anyone demanding more agility can look to the Cooper S or the JCW, which each support much more horsepower. Beyond that, recent models of the MINI Coopers are highly customizable with long list of optional features including Bluetooth connectivity, keyless ignition and entry, sunroofs, and navigation systems.
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