2012 Mini Cooper Customer Reviews

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32 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Power
What they didn't
Cost to Maintain, Cabin Noise, Interior Space

2012 Mini Cooper S

My wife and I test drove the Porsche Cayman, Honda Civic, VW GTI, and the Mini Cooper S. We were impressed with the mini's performance, handling, gas mileage and over all smile factor. For those of you who are looking for a great car the mini cooper S has one of the best power to weight ratio. I like the Cooper S version because it has a twin turbo 1.8 liter engine that sits you back in your seat. I like to drive and this car does that very well. We have owned the car for about 2 months and honestly there are only two things I would like BMW to change with this car. 1. Because the mini is a corner hugging machine the suspension is tight, and on a long 4-5 hour trip you need some support. The seats need to have lumbar support for long trips. 2. The side mirrors could be a little bigger. Not that there is a huge blind spot or anything it just would be nine if they were a bit bigger.

Would recommend to a friend

2nd MINI

I bought our 2nd MINI because I drove my wife's MINI and decided I would like to have one too. Fuel economy combined with great performance was the overall factor in my choice of a MINI for both my wife and I. Going from a Mercedes 8cyl, and GMC 8 cyl, we have cut our fuel consumption in half or better. I was pleasantly surprised to find the seats were more comfortable than the seats in my Mercedes. We tell our friends "If you don't want a MINI, don't test drive one."

Would recommend to a friend

Fun Zippy Car

I just bought a Mini Cooper S and absolutely love it! This car has got some power, whether you're in sport mode or not. The interior design is retro and fun, and the panoramic sunroof adds to the already light-filled cabin. Finally, this car is a blast to drive. With such a small frame, the Mini can park just about anywhere. And with fold-down rear seats, there's plenty of cargo space for the essentials.

Would recommend to a friend

Love this car!

I have always wanted a Mini, and can say I am not disappointed. This car handles well and really is a gas saver. I am totally in love with my car!!

Would recommend to a friend

Mini Cooper S Roadster

This is the two seater, convertible. And, just about as much fun as one could expect in any automobile. Looks great. Performs like it was designed for the road course. And, does all this at a miserly 30+ MPG. Throughout it reflects the BMW attention to detail and design genius. Has way to many cool features to list. You just need to test drive one. But, a word of caution. Don't drive it unless you are prepared to buy one. No sense knowing what you don't have.

Would recommend to a friend

Went back

Car died on the way home and went back to Carmax on a tow truck. Developed an electrical problem, which we didn't want to deal with so it went back. Major points to the Carmax staff for being so cool to deal with though on the return...

Would recommend to a friend

Like driving a cartoon!

I had sooo much fun with my Mini and never any issues. Sold it to CarMax and some what sad to see it go. But the reason was great, my wife and I are having twins! The Mini has great acceleration and handles like it's on rails. I love the panoramic roof, on a such a small car, it's a must have. One of the most fun cars I have ever had.

Would recommend to a friend

2012 Mini Cooper S convertible

Stiff bumpy ride with the run flat tires so recently changed them to improve the ride and it helped a little. Like the styling, performance so far. The quality and value are good so far (got 50mpg with mostly highway and some city driving the last tank). Some of the finish work is a little cheap quality feeling and sounding. Since it's a convertible, I wish it would have come with a free wind guard for behind the front seats rather than costing $350 aftermarket. Back Seat very upright so not comfortable for longer rides.

Would recommend to a friend

Big time small fun

I absolutely love my Mini. It's the best of an economy car and sports car rolled in one. People ask if I am having a midlife crises and my reply is no...I'm having a midlife evaluation and have decided now's the time for some fun. Many say do not drive one unless you plan to buy one. It's true, but in my case I ended up buying two so my partner could also join in on the fun. The ride is comfortable, the drive is one with the road and parking is easy. Looking forward to many mini years of fun!

Would recommend to a friend

My first Clubman

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

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

Great gas milage

Reliability

I know I can count on my car

Power

The S model has a lot of zip

Cons

Seat Comfort

Seats are comfy but the leatherette seats get hot and don't breath like real leather

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