Convenience Package, Cold Weather Package, Turbo Charged Engine, Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 73K Miles, Blue/Black
Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Auxiliary Audio Input, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 57K Miles, Green/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.
We love the Mini Cooper Convertible. It's the cutest thing - all heads turn when we drive down the road. Fun to drive 6 speed stick shift . We tow it behind our motor home - small enough to easily get a round in - enough space when we need it.
I wasn't really looking for a MINI at first because I didnt think I would be able to fit comfortably in one (6ft tall). I was browsing through the lot and decided to just sit in one. That turned into a test drive, then I found myself having the one I wanted transfered in! This has been one of the most fun cars I have owned! I picked the car up 10/30/09 and hit the road. This car is pretty darn quick for its engine size, of course the supercharger and 2700lb curb weight helps. It will keep up with the best of them and then some. The music from the exhaust and supercharger are intoxicating! You do however have to keep the revs up to get the most punch. Ride quality is not as harsh as I initially thought. It can be a bit choppy at times though, this could have something to do with the runflats that came with the car. I really love the handling which in turn makes up for the ride quality, which again isn't that bad. This car can take corners at a very quick pace, I will probably never exploit its full capabilities, esp. not on public roads. The interior is top notch. I have two toned leather, panoramic sunroof, H/K sound system, 6-disk changer, and so many other luxury touches. I can easily take a nice long road trip comfortably. I am really happy with this purchase!