Run Flat Tires, Leatherette Seats, Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 22K Miles, Green/Black
i would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for something different. As you can probably guess, minis are small but they are a smooth, fun ride and you can park just about anywhere! So far I have had no problems with the convertible except that sometimes the hatch on the roof doesn't deal properly and makes a small whistling sound over 50 MPH and id also like to point out that there is a slight blind spot towards the back ends of the car while the top is up. Overall, it is a fun, zippy, easy to drive car that will definately add a little something to your life.
I went in pretty much knowning I wanted a mini cooper. I was able to find a nice 2004 with what I wanted. One of the main things is I had to get a manual transmission as I heard the CVTs from that year are notorious for going out early. I'm able to get around ~350 miles per tank if I'm doing a lot of highway driving. One thing I like is the on board computer will calculate your average MPG as you drive. Straight, flat highway I can get about 36 mpg. Overall my mix of driving leaves me at ~30 mpg through the life of a tank. It is a mini cooper so the trunk space is pretty limited. I'm 6 ft 1 though and driving it is still plenty comfortable. It has pretty tight suspension and you feel every bump in the road. Whether or not that is a pro or con is open to interpretation. Shortly after I got it I had some issues with the power steering going in & out. They weren't able to reproduce the problem when I brought it in but has been holding up since so I'll just keep my fingers crossed on that one.
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.