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.
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.
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2007 Mini CooperTed - Augusta, GA07/17/2011
Amazing amount of interior room. Handles very well, turns on a dime. Car feel's very solid. Oh, that German engineering! Like the cockpi feel of the controls. Great sunroof that just permits venting, Air conditioning vents could have been better placed to give the driver a little more comfort. All the electronic readouts/set-up and look-up of information/symbols take a bit of getting used to. Had to download my owner's manual from on-line and it doesn't always tell you how to do things...like set up your cell phone so you can use it hands-free while driving. The gas mileage is great. Can't wait to take it on a long trip!
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