Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Harman Kardon Sound, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 77K Miles, Black/Black
Premium Package, Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Harman Kardon Sound, Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 47K Miles, Red/Black
Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 50K Miles, Silver/Black
Run Flat Tires, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Harman Kardon Sound, Cruise Control
4 Cylinders, 4WD, 1.6L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 47K Miles, White/Black
The controls are not intuitive; it is too cramped; the design has a lot of uncomfortable flaws-- for example, I have to move the seat forward so far to be able to push the clutch far enough down, that I cannot unfold the side visor because my seat back is in the way. I don't like having to sit so close to the wheel and never had to do this before, though I am short. Reverse is right next to 1st-- Several people, including myself, have shifted into reverse by mistake when trying to shift into 1st quickly. It is no where near as good on gas as my previous car which was a Prius, even though it is so much smaller and cramped.
I've wanted a Mini Cooper for nearly 9 years, or from the first time I saw one in June of 2002. I've been obsessed with the car and from time-to-time was able to avail myself of a test drive, but alas it somehow always managed to stay just out of my grasp. My dream was realized with the purchase of the 2006 S in chili red, and I have absolutely NO complaints. The style is timeless; maneuverability first-rate with unbelievable performance. The only negative would be the car's appetite for 93 octane, but I'm perfectly okay with satisfying its thirsty little penchant for octane-rich gas, when in exchange it gives me power, pep, and performance each and every time I ask for it! It's a FUN drive, and my only regret is that I was not able to get one sooner!
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.