2004 MINI Cooper

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165,069 Miles
44,557
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 165069
Color: White
Body Style: Hatchback
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 1.6L 4
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 365 reviews

Great performance car

5
H C on 07/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: Value Rating:

This is a great performance car, especially when it comes to handling and driver engagement. While small, there is plenty of room in the front seats, but at the expense of the rear. First generation R53 MINI Cooper S is definitely more reliable than the second genarion that came out in 2007. Easy to modify with a 15% reduction superchager pulley and cold air intake to get this car around 200 hp.

My "Lil Blue"

5
Kramer on 01/08/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I wanted a Mini for three years, and after much research and patience I finally bought one! I cannot say enough amazing things about this car, but first what I learned from reviews was DON'T BUY AN AUTOMATIC. They have major problems. (I only buy stick anyways) And the "S" model may be faster but seems to have more issues. So I bought the good ol' regular Coop. I just bought it with 99,000 miles and it drives and rides like it's brand new! It's it so fun to drive, ever night after I get off work I find myself aimlessly driving around because it's so fun to drive. The big mph gauge in the middle is awesome, and everything has a round and sophisticated feel to it. The clutch is so smooth. It handles like a dream. The seats HUG my back, even my dad was really impressed with the car. (And he's owned over 50 cars) He owns a Mercedes convertible which is fun to drive, but I have to say I enjoy driving this more! The second I test drove it I knew that was it. The car just feels like one with you. I will keep this car going for as long as possible unless I get a newer one. You are missing out if you don't have one! Just do the maintenance yourself and you'll be fine.

'04 Mini Cooper S, The Best!

4.9
soldier73 on 03/03/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought it with 128K miles 5 months ago as a comuter car, I drive 100 miles round trip daily to and from work in Germany. I beat this car up, over 100 mph on the autobahn all of the time and it hasn't missed a beat yet and I've put over 11K miles on it. Ok, I've had to add oil here and there, but that's true with many turbo/super charged car.I'm a little bigger than the average guy, 6'2" but to my surprise the car is just right. I've even made trips with my family, wife and two boys 10 and 11 y/o in it and haven't had any issues with space. I've owned multiple BMWs, to include the E46 M3 and this car is on par with the best of them with better fuel economy.

A great car if you have a spare one and money

2.9
hankmanz on 08/29/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

It holds the road like it was glued to it and it is easy to drive, but after that it is all bad. I have lost track of the repairs it has needed. Three transmissions and four clutches with the first transmission and clutch at 10K so it isn't the driver. The front air dam falls off it you even touch a curb. The leather seats are falling apart. Heat and AC haven't worked in two years. The third stop light leaks and goes bad every couple of years. The muffler failed at 21K. The key doesn't work if you are more than ten feet from the car. I would never buy another even though the repair record on the newer models looks a lot better than the one for 2004.

Best car ever!

5
ksunshine11 on 04/12/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2004 base cooper with 90,000 miles on it and I couldn't be happier! Getting 36-38 mpg average, and I don't drive like a grandma! I did my research beforehand, learned cvt transmissions and standard automatic transmissions have major problems, but standard manual is fine. Also the supercharged have water pump and cooling system issues, they do have 60 more horsepower (but only .2 sec faster than base, wth?) Repair cost are about the same as any other car, just dont take it to the dealer! But DO stay on top of maintenence. Go for the base manual, you won't be disappointed!

My Favorite Little Red Car

4.6
bveracka7 on 01/06/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a blast to drive. The first thing people notice is how roomy the interior is for a car that is so small. I love the size, it is just right for me. The Mini S gives you the best of both worlds; it's speedy as heck and rides like a European sportscar but doesn't waste too much fuel. I get an average of 35mpg, but you get a lot less if you drive fast. Main things I like are the interior set-up; the dash is beautifully shaped and covered with nice material that's easy to keep clean. I like how the switches & controls are centralized around the console and steering wheel. The interior is not small compared with the outside, and it gives you that feeling of being safe that only a European car gives. When you drive the Mini, you won't feel like you're in a claustrophobic box but rather a pretty comfy sportscar! I've used it to commute 35 miles each way Monday thru Friday for the past 3 months with no complaints or problems. I found mine at a repo-auction where I got a great price on it, although it had 103K miles, it was a clean Florida car with no issues and a pretty reasonable price for me. I will be investing in a different set of wheels and tires for the winter though, as the 17-inch custom wheels & tires don't like snow at all and I can't drive in the heavy snow. I have been told by a fellow Mini owner that with the right tires and wheels, the car will deal with the snow much better.

Mini USA's little ATM machine!

2.4
Honda owner now on 10/26/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

With 60k miles on it CVT transmission failed on the freeway at rush hour, they tried to charge me $10k to replace it, talked em down to $3k but still then the fuel gauge, again, leaving me stranded on the freeway $1200, then the power steering $1000, then the mysterious $1200 thermostat repair that took them over a week to diagnose, apparently I hit a pot hole on the way home from the dealership (I have no memory of hitting anything) but the next day all the radiator fluid was on the ground so back she went to where they set me back another $2200 for a new radiator. I'm not even listing the numerous repairs that cost under $500 that I had to do, all for a car with less than 85k miles.

Best car all around

4.9
spencer wiley on 07/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My MINI is the best car I have ever had. I have the John Cooper Works model with work done making 249 hp. Besides the incredible power everything else about this car is spot on. For the money the interior is GREAT quality and flashy. Nothing is broken or falling off. I get 40 mpg highway with the work done and all. With 47k miles and the only problem was a leak in the slave cylinder. All in all the most fun car in the world. It is cheap, economical, high quality, fast, great handling, attractive, and always puts a smile on your face

repairs, repairs, repairs

4.1
terrie on 06/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my mini, I hate the repair costs. It was great until Dec. when I ended up spending $4000.00 in repairs. The single largest expense was the clutch flywheel. I have it repaired at an independent shop where I purchased the car or it would have been twice as expensive. I called the dealer to compare prices. I was able to get 286,000 mi.on my last clutch so I do know how to drive a car without abusing a clutch. This car has been a delight to own otherwise. I have been tempted to sell, but I love driving it. I keep hoping each repair is the last. Let's hope it is. I do agree each time I take it in, just to get oil changed, it cost about $1000.00.

Mini Review

3.8
RaquelleS on 04/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

For the most part I have absolutely loved being a Mini owner. I got the car with 39k i think and now I am at over 90k and haven't had any real problems out of it. I really wish that it was easier to work on. Im a 24 yr and am not made of money to go to the dealer every time I need to change the oil. I haven't had any tranny problems like all the other comments, but Im guessing that theirs is automatics.

My Mini

5
JoBob on 03/21/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you lease this car it's great! I bought it, and I keep buying it every time I go in for the scheduled service. I am going to miss this car after I trade it in. The money it costs to run it is 10 times the amount you will save in gas costs. Also you need to pack a lunch to drive to the very rare and exclusive mini service dealerships.After you get there eat that lunch you packed while you wait for hours to find out that there is more than just an oil change. Have a strong heart for the bill you get. I know for a fact I could have been driving a Lincoln cheaper than this. If you have lots of money and time to blow, buy this car!

Great Car

4.9
billdcat on 01/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2004 Cooper S with 124000+ Miles. Only problem encountered was the stock tires. The car is used for work commute of 100 miles round trip per day in Mighigan. In rain and snow, stock tires did not hack it. The dealer has been great. The only maintenance so far has been service periods which for me clock in at about 23000 miles.

DONT BUY A MINI!

2.9
Ali T on 01/04/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this mini just over 6 months ago and have had nothing but problems! Got it from a local deal with a 3 month warrenty, kept having to take it back and now have a constant reoccuring problem that no local garage can find let alone sort!!! Warrenty has run out now the costs keep rolling in!!!

Yippee

4.8
Eagles on 11/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a cooper S in October of 09. I have always wanted a mini since the age of 16. Now at the age of 46 it was well worth the wait. I have had no bad experiences with this car. It is as fun to drive as it looks. I was hesitant to purchase after reading all the negative reviews. To compensate for unwarranted repairs, I purchased a 2 year extended warranty. I would strongly recommend this car for the person who loves having fun and enjoying life.

Midlife Crisis Car

4.8
Downtown111 on 10/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I fell in love with the 09 MINIs the first time my wife and I drove a brand new 08 in the Spring of 09. But I was reluctant to spend the 28K on the sticker. Then I found an 04 with 50K miles for half that and thought it would be a good way to see if we really wanted one. This car has exceeded every expectation we had for fun, economy and attention-getting. We occasionally read about CVT issues for this year, but after 6 months of daily commutes of 70 miles we still love this reliable, trouble-free sports car. Just put snow tires on for our winter commuting. My wife thinks it is a sensible choice for a mid-life crisis vehicle, and nothing we have ever owned is this much fun to drive!

Back to the Shop Again

2.4
BarbAnn50 on 10/19/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

The transmission died on this car with only 54K miles on it. Had a rebuilt installed (these do not come cheap) and less than a year later, having problems again. I'm so incredibly disappointed; I'll never buy another one.

The Best of Times & Worst of Times

3.5
drea111 on 10/18/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I was a Mini Cooper Fan-Fantastic. every time, I saw another Mini Cooper driver I would wave emphatically or nod knowingly. Not so ecstatic now. After only 15,000 miles my 04 Certified Pre-Owned Mini Cooper S w/extended warranty fell-to-pieces. Here is the quick math (approx. miles): 38,700 miles Bought a Certified Pre-Owned Mini w/ extended warranty-April 08 38,708 miles Returned car because the rear bumper was two-toned-April 08 46,629 miles The crankshaft pulley, bolt, tensioner were repaired-Jan. 09 53,000 miles The Clutch, tire arms, tire bolts, tires…all need repairs-Oct. 09 The "True Cost of owning this Mini is just starting @ $6,600. Read the forums & know before you buy.

Tranny Problems?

4.4
J-man shipes on 09/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Mini cooper is very fun car to drive. Great on gas, fast, and is very easy to get around in. It is a tight ride in the seats, so it's not the funnest to drive for long periods of time. NOW! The downfall. Mini cooper has had problems with the junk transmissions they put into the coopers. Despite being built by BMW, it is not a BMW tranny in the car. My car has 67000 mile on it and the transmission is acting up in it, the cost to fix it? Try $6000, since mini does not sell parts to fix the bad trannies. Other than that, it's a very cool car to drive until you get to high miles on the car and it will cost you.

MONEY PIT! DON'T BUY!

3.5
Chris P on 07/11/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my 2004 mini cooper in the summer of 2008 used. I am the second owner. It is a blast to drive and gets tons of curb appeal. However, it is a complete piece of garbage. Literally over night about a month ago...the engine started to sound like a blender. After going to 2 mechanics to get opinions...I need a new transmission!...which baffles me since it is manual and i drive very carefully. Many other small problems, such as pwr windows breaking, airbag sensor light turning on, squeaky brakes, terrible to drive when A/C is on. It is SOOO expensive to maintain. I am currently looking to trade it in before problems get worse. Complete garbage. Dont waste your money.

Fun Fun Fun !

4.4
Steve Mowle on 06/22/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned 22 cars over the years, many with performance in mind, including Mustang, Camaro, HSV V8'8, BMW coupe etc, but nothing beats the Mini Cooper S for the sheer fun factor of driving! Have a go!

Don't buy a mini with a CVT!!!!

3
Cindy on 06/09/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I had my heart set on a mini, and I wanted an automatic, so I purchased a used 04 mini CVT 38k,mile. The day after purchase , it would red line at 15 mph. I took it to the local mini dealership, and they told me that it was normal, that I probably was not driving it aggressively enough. So then it stalled on me at a red light, and they said this was normal, still not driving it aggressively enough. After this happening probably 9-11 times in the 6 weeks I had it, I sold it. I would have to drive it around the parking lot for about 20 min. to get it to get back to its normal self. Some people say that theirs goes out completely. I am lucky I got rid of mine while I could! DON'T BUY MINI

Super Car

5
stan on 02/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it off ebay in 1/08. I really like the feel the car it is solid. I have had 4 people in it back seats are ok. It is a gocart I driver a nice curving road to work OH MY what fun. Fuel MPG I get 31.6/32.3 most of the time. I hope I never have to sell it to pay the place off.

Automatic Transmission Trouble!

2.6
CeeeeCeeee on 02/09/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Wish I had known this vehicle has a history of severe transmission problems! In all the years I've been a car owner, I've never had a transmission just die on me! I have now! Come to find out, this is not unusual with the entire fleet of automatic transmission MINI's!!!! What a bummer!

Automatic Transmission Problems

2.4
CeeeeCeeee on 02/02/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased the car at 44000 miles so have no idea if this happened before but at 60000 miles the transmission died on me! Whole new transmission installed and now I've learned this is an ongoing problem. When will the next failure occur? Not a cheap fix, believe me, to say nothing of the inherent danger in losing all power without warning.

Love it - Great value for the money

4.8
denvermike on 08/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a blast to drive. It spoils you. From the quick acceleration, to the continued power through all 6 gears, combined with sharp handling = tons of fun. Add in the great fuel economy and the unique look and it's just a great car. And if aftermarket tuning is an interest for you, this car has tons of potential available for simple/non-intrusive changes. You can easily add 40+ hp without doing anything radical. Warning - the summer tires will do you little good in the snow; the car is just too twitchy. I purchased a 2nd set of rims and studded snow tires and the car unstoppable in the Colorado winter.

Mini in Quality

3.9
Denise on 06/20/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I love the looks and space, but was disappointed with the the quality of the car. In 4 years I have spent almost $5000 in repairs. The battery was dead at 3 years. Several months after paying $700 for an oil change/inspection the check engine light came on and the car was sputtering. The spark plug wires were bad. Several months later the oil light came on. It needed a switch, but then also needed an engine harness and starter. This work had to be done at a dealership and took one week to complete. I was fortunate that they had a loaner available. I am afraid to take this car on a road trip. I am thinking of trading it in on a Honda. I never had such expensive repairs with my Honda

Great car but...

4.8
johnd on 06/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car, fun to drive. Cute as a button however, we are noticing some build quality issues. At 40K, radiator leaked, replaced battery 2 times, new belt tensioner, new engine seals. I don't know if the mechanic knew what he was doing but I found out the dealer sold his dealership shortly thereafter and all new people are working there now. Not too happy with the repairs.

Great car up to a point

4.5
Robert on 06/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Everything was fine until the warrenty ran out. I bought my Mini in April, 2004. The car ran great until my extended warrenty expired at 75,000 miles. The first thing to go out was one of the engine sensors - that was about $700. A little later I took it in for a tune-up. The dealer noticed that a seal was leaking and with the tune-up I was out another $1,300. As I was leaving they mentioned that some item in the suspension would need to be replaced soon to the tune of another $1,000. About two months after that I lost the power steering. Enough was enough, I traded it in on a Honda. It's a great car if you can afford the maintenance

Amazing car

5
gotvanilla on 05/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my MINI for 3 years now. It's so awesome to drive I actually prefer my longer commute! I count myself lucky to be able to spend at least 2 hours a day in it. It's stylish and indescribably fun to drive. In my three years, I've never had a single problem with it. It's like a fairy tale!

I Love This Car!

5
Mini Girl on 05/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a Mini lover from way back, and never dreamed I'd own my own. Now that I do, I'm finding that a car is not just a car, it's an identity, a conversation starter, a hobby, an entertainment, and so much more. My kids ride in the back, and all they can talk about is becoming old enough to be able to drive it. Even my husband, who is a tough sell, says we'll never sell it and one day, it will be our own cool, classic car. It is light on storage, but that's not why I bought it and I find a way to carry whatever I need to. Thanks to Mini for building such a marvelous automobile. I'm in love!

Fun Car, not exactly reliable.

4.1
LJKelley on 04/12/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this cute car in 2003 and absolutely loved the interior and styles of the outside. I also loved the fact it had great fuel economy. At first it was real fun but alot of issues cropped up including one cell in the battery going bad causing the whole car to not start. Regular electric issues were found including after warranty was out such as windows, heat etc. These issues were sporadic and would work most of the time.

A must own for any enthusiast

4
Andy S. on 02/19/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned several affordable performance cars and this is by far my favorite. The comfort and build quality are just so so, but you don't care because it is so much fun to drive on a daily basis. Anyone who likes driving needs to own a MINI at sometime in their life.

Expensive to own!

3.9
carrieb on 12/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

This is a really fun car to drive but very expensive to own. Have owned less than two years and have had one thing after another malfunction. Fragile and only the dealer seems to know how to repair. Hit a pothole and had to replace the tire and rim for $1000! Considering selling and buying something more reliable.

MyMini

5
Fire on 09/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding on all levels from quality to service professionality. BMW put it's high standards on this and it definitely shows.

Fun to Own

5
KK on 06/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife says I love the car more than her...not true, but it is a fantastic and fun vehicle. Of the many cars I've owned, I have had more fun driving the Cooper than any other. As gas prices rose, the Cooper is even more beneficial, as I average above 30 mpg, even in the city. Overall, a pleased customer!

Best car I've ever owned

5
laggy on 05/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is simply the best car i have ever owned. I have driven and owned several other cars some of even greater sticker value, but this is just simply the most fun you could ever have in a car. There is just nothing that can beat the driveableity, sportiness and overall fun this car delivers. Not only that, it is easy to keep on the road because you don't constantly get gouged by expensive trips to the gas station because the fuel econmy is so great. On the highway I can average 40+ mpg at 70+ mph

Loving My Baby Mini

5
Jelliebea on 11/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't have gotten a better car. We have two babies and are both tall people. My husband is over 6'5 and doesn't have to roll the seat all the way back. We take this car everywhere. We can use it for short overnight trips but not for long ones where we will need to bring a lot of baby gear. We are just amazed at the amount of space we have. The gas mileage of this car is also out of this world. I am just in love with our Mini and can't wait till we can get another. We are part of a Mini club and go around with other's who enjoy their's just as much.

Love my MINI!

5
Mini Girl on 10/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Mini! This is the best car I have ever had. I can't complain. The gas milage is awesome, I can park it anywhere I want, and for a little thing the power is unreal! The stereo system is awesome too. I recomend anyone to get a Mini. Oh yeah one more thing, this little car gets a lot of attention!

MIN-E

4.4
John S on 08/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Mini Cooper S used with 17,000 on it for a fair price. It is one of the best cars ever driven. People stare, smile, and ask questions wherever you stop. This car is fun, fun, fun. That's all you can really say. Downside - this is not a family car, but it is perfect for two and the occasional three or four. At 20,000 miles, I had to have the slave cylinder replaced (leaking). This was all taken care of under warrenty.

2004 Mini

5
slstratto on 08/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2004 Mini Cooper is FANTASTIC - any time ALL the time! This car is so much more fun than I can describe. Everywhere you go people are always smiling at you...what a great feeling!

The Best Buy!

5
CW's MINI on 07/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 2.5 years the love still has not faded. I look forward to going places just so I can drive my MINI. I also took an opportunity to get a quote on trading it in when I went in for my FREE scheduled maintenance and found out that I would get $15,600 which is a 79.1% trade-in value. That number is exceptional! If you love getting you money's worth and some money back in the end then this is the car for you! I couldn't believe it was still worth so much. I am already looking forward to trading it in next year and get my hands on another brand new MINI... but this time I will upgrade to the 'S' and the JCW (the works). MINI owners know what I'm talking about! I recomend this car to ALL!

Best car for the money

4.8
ExoticCars on 06/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In addition to my Mini I own a Porche Cayman, BMW M3, and a Lexus RX 330... I have to admit that I have more fun on cornering with my Mini than I do with my Cayman. My Mini is amazing... off the line the Mini is quick. The Mini is also a car with limited production. (If you live in LA you will probably see lots of Mini's, this is because 30% of all Minis around the world are sold in LA). I wish I bought my Mini before the M3.

No Pep, you are kidding, right?

4.9
Joe on 04/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I agree on the first post regarding pep. With the CVT tranny I put it in, my Mini shifts itself at 6,000 RPM. It has plenty of snap! Maybe the reviewers were afraid to push it. You can push it. It takes it well. This car handles like a banshee! I love it! My next one is an "S" with a 6-speed transmission. If you're thinking about buying one, do not hesitate unless you need a back seat.

Good little car

4.5
BD on 04/02/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a Mini with CVT. It has enough power for San Francisco conditions. It will easily do high speeds on the freeway. My car was jerky with the CVT at first, but a change in the chip due to California emissions stopped it. The sun visors are worthless, too short when put to the side and block too much vision straight ahead. The Harmon Kardon stereo is sometimes distorted and not worth the money. I have had no problems with the sunroof yet, the mesh filter seems ok in the hot sun. My car hasn't been back to the dealer for any problems except the rear hatch is hard to close tight. It is hard to get appointments at some dealers, others are better. I did not notice any major build defects when my car was new.

My Mini

4.8
Toni on 03/26/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Minis have everything in a small packet. It's really fun to drive at high speeds. In the city it's even more fun to drive. It is small, fast and really good at cornering. The interior is really goo\d looking.

A modern Mini

4.6
Lee on 03/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a 2003 and then a 2004 MINI Cooper S - I was given the 2004 by the factory because the self adjusting headlights on the '03 didn't self adjust! This is the total of the faults I have had in the two cars. Against this I have had more fun in this car than any car I have owned including Triumphs, MG's, Porches, Toyotas, various GM products, and an Alfa Spyder - well more fun except possibly the 1967 Mini Cooper 1275S - but then that car doesn't have ANY of the amenities that the New MINI has. It has super gas mileage along with wonderful performance and street handling that is out of this world. I have no hesitation at all in recommending this car to anyone that likes driving!

Best way to have fun

5
thulchatt on 02/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is just not a better car than then MINI Cooper S for fun at a great price. I sold a Nissan 300ZX to buy this car, and am very happy with the decision.

Cooper S

5
IC on 02/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My MINI Cooper S is like a go kart with a great engine. I think this car is the best ever and I traded in a 2005 Ford F-150 Supercrew for it! I would get another MINI again without any hesitation. It handles great and has a great power band. Get the 6-speed transmission, which gives you full control.

Fun, Fun, Fun

5
Debbie Califano on 01/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I actually won this car! It handles great. The warranty covers everything but the tires. On the highway I get 38 miles to the gallon. The design of the interior is techno! It looks small from the outside but there is plendy of room inside. There are a lot of unique things about this car, like if your wipers are on fast speed but you slow down your driving speed they adjust to that speed. The glove compartment has an air vent, so if you put your lunch in it it keeps it cool! The sunroof has a screen that protects you from the uv rays, and last but not least the smiles you get from everyone that pulls up next to you. The Minis' seem to have a club you don't join, you just belong! :>)

Compact FUN.....

5
Love my MINI on 12/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving Pontiacs for 20 years, I purchased a barely used '04 MINI Cooper S. This car is awesome, the handling, the power, and performance areamazing. I absolutley love this car and if I can help it will not drive anything else as long as I live. I highly suggest to anyone go take a test drive, you too will fall in love with the MINI.

What a fun car!

5
PJ on 12/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the moment I pulled off the lot, this car has been nothing but fun. No problems whatsoever, after having it for two years. Great fuel efficiency, but that's not why I bought it. It's FUN! I love this car and will probably buy another when my son is old enough to drive.

2004 MINI Cooper S

5
Lythal on 10/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The MINI Cooper S is an exceptional small car with a big interior and great gas mileage in the city and on the highway (30/34). It easily fits four adults, with 6-ft.+ people in the front seat, or two adults and two dogs. Parking is a snap and the turning radius is about the same as the car length. The seats are comfortable even on long drives and road noise is minimal at high speeds.

Outstanding Car!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5
Angus on 07/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In the last twenty plus years I have owned sixteen vehicles. P/U trucks, cars, pretty much everything, but I have never owned a car like my MINI Cooper MC-40, I trully look forward getting in and driveing, like when I was fifteen and first got my permit. This is without a doubt the finest car I have ever owned.

Won't drive anything else!

5
brentski on 06/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I don't think I will ever drive any other cars but MINIS ever again! Reliable, stylish, safe, and fun to drive! What more can you ask for! Even though its small, it's a people-mover; everyone wants to ride in the MINI! Always carrying 4!

Mini's Rock!!

5
ford on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the BEST car that we have ever owned. We previously had a BMW 330CI with M3 package and this car blows it away in all aspects.

It is still a "British Car"

3.6
WhizBang on 01/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought a "luxury" Mini for my wife; Gold, CVT, every option except navigation. Even with the CVT this car is fun to drive but we have had four trips to the dealer for unschedualed maintenance. Things like the horn quit, the window lifts squeeked -loud, dashboard was replaced, plastic seatback cover replaced, Tire pressure sensors replaced, radio replaced, sunroof leak fixed, and more. BMW may own the company, and may have designed the car but.....It is a "BRITISH CAR" through and through.

Hard to service

4.4
Downhill on 01/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Have had this car for a year, 11,000miles, fun car to drive, but a nightmareto service especially if you travel. Dealerships are not convenient,must waita month or more to get an appointment. Also, having trouble with transmissionfinding gear at low speeds. Car lunges,so far two dealerships have not beenable to fix it.

2004 MINI Cooper Hatchback

4.9
Jim Spier on 12/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The handling of my 2004 MINI Cooper Hatchback is great amd its fuel consuption is outstanding. I get 38 MPG at under 70 MPH. Is a little under powered though, I should have gotten the S model, but still runs well. The Harmon Karden stereo is unbeatable. So far I am very pleased with this car.

2004 MINI Cooper Hatchback - My Favorite Car

5
Cheryl on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2004 MINI Cooper Hatchback for my teenage daughter and now everyone in the family wants to drive it. It definitely attracts attention and is so much fun to drive. Most people coo and squeal "It's so cuuuuuuute!"

Went from an SUV to a MINI

4.8
Rob L. on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2004 MINI Cooper S Hatchback has literally put fun back linto driving. It's handling and acceleration are awesome.There is definite BMW in its heritage. The fit and finish are superb. So far in 9,000 miles I have not had any real problems. My only complaint is some lack of power with the A/C on.

2004 MINI Cooper Hatchback - Awesome

5
Jenny on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2004 MINI Cooper Hatchback has been great for mountain driving. It has loads of power and is zippy around corners. It has great pick up as well. I have driven it on long road trips too. There is plenty of room for two people plus luggage. My four year old sits in her car seat in the back with lots of room. The warranty service is great too. It's the best I have ever had with a car. I highly reccomment this vehicle!

2004 MINI Cooper S Hatchback - My Dream Car

5
tim on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted a MINI since 1967. So I had high expectations when I bought mine and BMW has met them all! I would buy this car again in a second. Its the first car that did not have to go back to the dealer in the first year of ownership. I would recommend getting rid of the run-flat tires though if you want a better ride.

Go-Kart on rails

5
Tom Ozimek on 12/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

To all potential MINI folks. These vehicles attract attention, a lot of attention. They perform extremely "flat-footed" and hold the road like chewing gum on your shoe. No it isn't the circus "clown-car" No it doesn't have a wind-up key The standard "bells and whistles" in the MINI far exceed anything on the road getting more then 33 mpg in the city today.

more fun than 911

4.5
mike on 12/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I ALSO OWN A PORSCHE 2000 911 C4 CAB 6SPEED, AROUND TOWN UNDER 60MPH THIS CAR IS AS MUCH FUN. IT HAS THE JCW WORKS PACKAGE.IT HANDLES ALMOST AS WELL AS THE 911 AND I CAN PARK IT ANYWHERE WITHOUT WORRY.I AM A BIG GUY AND I GET IN AND OUT NO PROBLEM. IF YOU ENJOY DRIVING THIS CAR IS FOR YOU

2004 Mini Cooper S

4.6
Karmays on 12/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Within 11 months we have had the window motor replaced, the drivers side door mechanism replaced and a speaker replaced. Also, had a run flat tire replaced at 340.00. It's cute and fun to drive, but there are some quality issues.

2004 MINI Cooper S

4.8
skirt on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a car nut and have driven many cars. The MINI Cooper S is the most fun car that I have ever driven by far. I love the handling, fit & finish, styling, & performance. The Harmon Kardon stereo rocks!

Youll love it

4.8
Daniel Stehman on 10/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Youll want to drive wherever your headed. Its so fun! Either the cooper or the S class. Everyone loves to point and stare. You turn into the center of attention, on the road and off.

It doesn't get better than this

5
smask on 10/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Gotta have one. Best car I've ever driven. And I've driven some cars.

Love it

5
kccopy on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car in April after years of driving Mercedes sedans. It was time for something fun and peppy. In the S model you get both. I have not driven a standard model so cannot comment, but I think the S has power to spare.

Go Kart for Adults

5
Bob Shepherd on 10/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Mini is simply the best car I've ever owned, and that includes a 912 and many antiques. It's also the most fun you can have on 4 wheels. When I was 10 we had a Go Kart. This car is that much fun, and more.

Happiness is Driving a Mini

5
BBock on 10/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper is the ideal urban vehicle -- small, manouverable, great gas mileage and does it look fabulous??? But we love to go on road trips and were so pleasantly surprised with how great Mini is on the highway and how comfortable it is to spend long periods of time in the car. We are in love.

Mini C

5
Chingu on 09/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An over-all fun car to drive with a quick responce and a gas miser type of engine under its bonnet. Sure it's small in size but comfortable. Good looking and different,yes! not like many other manufacturer's cloned looking vehicles. It's also sold as a very safe vehicle to drive. Motor on,my friend, with "MINI".

mymini

5
ohiobuckifan on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like the look and feel of the car. Plus it's really fun to drive

Can't drive it without smiling!

5
Millionmax on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this as a commuter car for my wife. It has been great. Truly a quality, fun car to drive.

A+

5
mtrulis on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The mini is perfect. I live in Chicago and the mini can fit into any parking spot on those busy streets. In a land of SUV's the mini gets amazing gas milleage. I can get up to 420 miles on a tank which is twice as much as my old SUV and it costs the same amount to fill it up. Amazing car, great look, and everyone digs a mini couper

Trading Spaces MINI

4.6
aminc on 09/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My experiences have been rewarding, I am please with the style and most of all the fun factor. Numerous time I have been stop and asked about the car. I never had any mechanical problems, and enjoy the car as much as my wife.

Mini Madness

4.8
Schpeck on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had been dreaming of a mini for about two years, then was more fired up after seeing the "Italian Job". Built it online, and voila! picked up my mini in January and even my husband now wants to trade in the Tahoe for another family mini. My next door neighbor has one, and more in the neighborhood! What a great car to have and just enjoy being part of the mini mania.

greatest student car

5
guin on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love mine get one

Awesome ride

4.9
ljk on 09/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We loved the car, it is great. My husband knew the car from Europe, and he could't wait until came to USA. We waited 6 months for the S (worth the wait) now they are coming with the convertible.

What a great car!!!

5
lclaudio on 08/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The mini cooper is a great car to drive! It turns on a dime and gets looks from everyone, even those in much more expensive cars. With 29 miles per gallon in the city and 39 on the highway, I predict we'll be seeing more of these on the road!

Awesome

5
Bob Espejo on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handling, great on gas and most of all fun to drive!

this is a great car!

4.8
paly65 on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had many types and makes of cars and this is by far the best value I've ever owned. The dealership is a cut above all others and has gone out of their way to make buying a car and servicing that car pleasant. The car is outstanding. My only regret is that I did not get a few more of the options but nothing I can't live without.

Love my MINI

4.9
SuperDooperCooper on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The newness has run out but the fun has just begun. Mini finally got broken in after 3500 miles. She is a happy little gal now and is very smooth running. Still got lots of great comments from others.

Mini Cooper

5
sondra kellam on 08/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have purchased many cars in the last 25 years and I can honestly tell you that I have enjoyed this mini so much. We have had a BMW 325 in the past and I loved it, however the mini makes people smile, it handles traffic and I feel safe which is the most important.

Driving is fun again

5
bajaarizona on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is as much fun as I had at 16 in my first car, an MG TD, except that it's also civilized and reliable, and a whole lot faster and more maneuverable.

Best Car In The World.

5
Mr.VD. on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my MINI COOPER S and it's so cool. First it looks cool and its fun to drive and it's very fast for a 4 cilinder engine. I just love my mini cooper its the best car in the world.

Mom's Mini

5
gioia on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What fun after 17 years of minivans and SUVs. I can do all errands without fuss or struggling into a parking spot. Even Costco is possible. Easy to maneuver, feel more in control of my auto and can enjoy the feel of the road again. Fuel efficiency is an added plus. Other Mini drivers always acknowledge me on the road.

neenee

4.5
David Callicutt on 07/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is reliable,fun to drive and has great gas mileage and a killer stereo.

read this before you by.

4
craig d on 07/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this car more than a year. I think it looks great and is a lot of fun to drive (when it works). When you have a problem the dealers and Mini cust. service are not there to help. The build quality is not good.I have had Transmission problems, dynamic stability control problems, rear hatch problems, Etc. Some of wich have still not been fixed after numerous attempts. you must have an extra car when buying a Mini. I have had it with this car. I am selling it.

The S Stands for SUPER

5
Lee Jones on 07/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THis car has been very reliable and has had only one "problem" to return to the dealer - the back hatch warning light would be on about half the time when it was closed - a simple adjustment was made and no problem since. The MINI is probably the most fun to drive car in the world. It makes short or long drives enjoyable again and gives you the understanding about being "one" with the car. I really love it!

Super Cooper

4.5
Joel Prosio on 07/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Let me start out with, Wow, what a car! It doesn't get much better in this class (If this car is even definable by class). The last "performance" oriented car I owned was a 92 Acura Integra GS, and boy, a lot has changed in the last 12 years. For about 24K fully loaded, I'm amazed at the features that are available, and the fact that very few of the options are gimickey. The optional Dynamic Stability Control works well, the trip computer is intuitive, and provides useful information, and the panoramic sunroof really opens up the cabin. Of course all of this would mean nothing if the car didn't work well as a whole, which it very much does.

fun to drive

5
stealthm on 07/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to drive and oh the looks you get!

Loving my new MINI

5
MINI Lover on 07/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for over a week now and I am LOVING it. I love the style of the interior and exterior. The best thing about this car is that I can zoom in and out of traffic easily as well as fitting into small parking spaces on the street. I enjoy the ride because it so fun to drive it and it's easy to handle. It has such a good turning radius. What else can I say?

Smiles per Mile

5
naj22307 on 07/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my MINI! It's fun, unique and rewarding to drive. I have had no problems and the dealership was great.

Try the CVT automatic model

5
GaGirl on 07/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Try the CVT model. You can drive in automatic, sport drive, or shift manually. This is a great vehicle. Go test drive one and see for yourself. It is more spacious on the inside than it looks. We put dogs, luggage, 2 adults---and we're off! FUN to drive, and you get lots of questions.

MCS / JCW

4.8
TicketBait on 07/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is more fun than my Vett. I lowered the car so the ride is a little more harsh but it looks wat to cool, I put on 18 inch rims too! no rubbing. no regrets

Awsome Mini

4.5
yeki on 06/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I couldn't quite afford the Cooper S, so I got the Cooper. I find it to be much more than I ever expected. The handling alone makes this car the most fun you can have with your cloths on (or off, if that's your thing). It's got plenty of s;'.t to get you moving. Much more than most mag reviews give it credit for. If the reliability is there, I dont think I'll buy anything else, except maybe an S.

MINI Cooper S - GREAT Car!!

5
Michael Burchill on 06/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply the best vehicle I have ever purchased. I've owned VW's, Acura's and Honda's - none of them have been as problem-free as my MINI. ...30 mpg is a plus too.

LOVE IT!!

5
MINIpearl on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fabulous! Traded 2001 Mercedes and havent looked back! This car even has a few features my Mercedes didn't have. I love everything about it! I smile all the way to work now!

Best compact for price, reliability& fun

5
Brandon Wells on 06/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The pure look of the mini could sell any car lover right away, but it is when you start to look at the detail and craftsman ship that has gone into the vehicle is what will make you fall flat on your ass. A 1.6 litre engine that delivers 115 horse power and steering that will turn on a dime, makes this vehicle feel like you are in the fastest go-cart in the world. Car enthusisats have been waiting years for someone to revitalize the Mini name and cudos to BMW for finaly doing so. Combing British old school styling and engineering with Current, top of the line, German engineering makes this on of the best cars on the road to drive and own.

LOVING LOLA

5
gigi on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE MY MINI HER NAME IS LOLA .I'VE NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN DRIVING

More fun than......

4.3
phantom6 on 06/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Excellent in every way thus far. Mileage not as great as expected, but get 30+MPG on long trips with high speeds averaging 65mph over 1000 mile runs. At this point, the best made car I have ever owned..and that includes Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Chevy, range Rover, Cadillac and others.

Flying the Cooper

4.9
heydarwin on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove over a dozen cars in the $15-20000 range and the Mini Cooper was the only one that really stirred my soul. Sticks to the road like velcro, coolest looking car on the road, hard to believe you get BMW quality at this price. If you can live with the tiny trunk, ours is the "commuter" car of the household) it's a fantastic car. I have left work after a really bad day and had a wicked smile on my face by the time I got home in the Cooper

cooper S

4.9
Ashlee on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cooper S is an exciting and fun car to drive. The gas milege could be better but some of that has to do with my driving style. I would highly reccomend this car to anyone who doesn't take life too seriously and likes to have a good time!

Perfect fit!

5
randolph03 on 06/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car does it all! It does it with style, character, charm, charisma, zip, and a touch of class! For those of you looking for affordable, dependable and comfortable transportation, you might be dissapointed. This car's a bit jarring. A tad squeaky. A little jittery. But it's definitely entertaining, charming and always attention-getting! It's a VERY special car, and I've grown VERY attached to mine!!

TRY ONE !

5
ootaypanky on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been in the automobile business since the early 70's. I was a Mercedes technician, sold them for 10 years, sold Porsche, Audi and Lexus as well. Over the years I have driven some fine automobiles, to be sure. But I must admit I was AMAZED when I drove the Mini. I started out driving the base model with a 5 speed manual and was thoroughly impressed. Next I drove the supercharged S model with a 6 speed. Again, an amazing experience. I opted for the S. Let it suffice to say, it's AWESOME. A supercharged asphalt magnet. I HIGHLY recommend PRESTIGE MINI in MAHWAH,N.J. to anyone looking for a truly TOP NOTCH DEALERSHIP

Review mini

4.6
itsaudrey on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Terrfic little car, good on gas, has all the extras that a luxury car has, and it is great to find and get parking spaces.

2004 mini

5
khjewels on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

definitly as fun to drive as it looks. feels much larger on the inside than it appears to be. but, if you dont like attention, the mini is not for you.

Voom voom

5
slvr bllit on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car... I am 6'-2" and fit in it well. I throw in all of my hockey equip and still room for a passenger. The S is fast and imble. Fun to drive. Motor on..............

fun car

4.8
hdbraime on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great hadling.I enjoy all the aspects of drive this car.has very good power

Pay Attention!

4.8
josgyarmathy on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is not a car for those who want to be driven-it's a car for those who want to drive. You have to pay attention when you drive this car. The handling is very responsive-the ride lets you feel the road (but while not soft the ride is not uncomfortable). It truly is great fun to drive. Accelleration is peppy but I wouldnt call it a muscle car but then I don"t have the "S" Interior surprisngly roomy for the smallest car sold in North America

Happy Mini Owners

4.8
careyonair on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Glad we spent a little more and got the S series w/ Navi! If you live in a dense urban setting, or you just like to explore without getting lost every time, the Navi is a must. Incredibly FUN to drive, terrific to manouver in city traffic. Our 6 speed Mini rocks. I am almost 6' 5" and can easily drive this. Other car is a BMW 330ci and the Mini really stands toe to toe with a 35K+ sports coupe, minus the shock absorbing vibration over rough roads. Surprised how many Minis are popping up here in Houston! Absolutely happy with purchase and BMW service is great.

MINI is #1

5
decko_gecko on 06/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my MINI I love the car. I feel like I just got my drivers licese and offer to drive just about any place. I hope this feeling does not go away. If you are looking for a fun and good looking car this is the one for you.

Mini-Review

4.1
Patryn on 06/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven every worthwhile vehicle under $100,000 and can honestly say that I have never had as much fun maneuvering through traffic. The BMW suspension is noticeable, very similar to that of the 3-Series. Also, the steering feels great, and this vehicle offers a BMW experience for a Honda price. In my personal opinion, you won't find a better car for $20,000.

My review which makes it Special

5
I'm on Charmed on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's da best car and my favorite

Great Mini

5
Greatcar on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've ever had!

angel's mini cooper review

5
Angelbaby on 05/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2004 mini cooper is a great for someone who wants a car that is good on gas, is not too big, and has an excellent design. Please note that this car is VERY reliable. Also it may not look like it but it is incredibly spavious for such a small vehicle this car is a class of its own.

Awesome

4.9
SteveH42753 on 05/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolute fun car to drive. It forgives your mistakes and cares for you as you drive. Better than my 1972 BMW 2002, the last great Bimmer series before they added all the comfort and padding.

mini has problems

3.3
tumara on 05/27/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

my mini was bought in 2002, and i have had about 12 bad things go wrong, from bad weather stripping, car not starting, loose fuel cap ( which makes the computer think your dripping gas), paint chipping off the gear shift, and much more, recently the moonroof screen on my broke in to pieces, I'm a very getile driver and these things just happened!! :(

mini

3.8
robina on 05/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

not great for kids who need car seats. hard to close the door from back seat. can't reach across from driver's seat to close passenger door. but very fun to drive and peppy.

Road hugger

5
Rebecca_CASH on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My MINI is the best car that I have ever owned. It is exceptionally fun to drive regardless of the HP. It turns on a dime and hugs every road it hits. I have had it since November 02 and have had no problems! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun car.

24kt GOLD-MINI

4.3
mercy on 05/22/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a blast to drive

Mini Cooper

5
dalejo on 05/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Couldn't have found a better value as the price of gas exploded. This car gets between 30 and 40 mpg. I was surprised at the comfort of the front seats as I am over 6'3" tall, the MINI has the feel of a sports car at a very affordable cost. Perfect second vehicle for our family's needs.

Mini Review

4.8
J Alex on 05/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This little car is big on Quality and excitement. There is no question that BMW is behind this fine machine.

Be ready for questions

4.9
Virginia F on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're planning on buying a Mini, make sure that you memorize all the stats, as you WILL be asked questions about it by random people in every parking lot. If you're not prepared for lots of attention, buy something else. It's beyond fun to drive, doesn't notice the steepest hills, and is tight and solid going around the sharpest curves. Be sure to get the sport package, with the upgraded seats, and it'll be the best car ever for road trips - super comfy, too much fun, and decent gas mileage. I tend to get 28.5 city during the worst of the summer with the AC blasting, 30.5 city rest of the year, 34.5 mountain hwy, and 38.5 straight hwy.

R LEE'S MINI

4.8
ISTBASE00 on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE THE MINI! I'VE OWNED MANY CARS SINCE MY COMING OF AGE AND NEVER HAVE I DRIVEN ONE WITH SUCH A ZEST AND ZIP. THE CAR CONVEYS A FEELING OF POWER AND SAFETY LIKE NO OTHER COMPACT OR SMALL SEDAN I'VE DRIVEN. PURCHASE ONLY IF YOU ARE A FUN LOVING, LIFE LIVING INDIVIDUAL!

mini

4.3
mumolie on 05/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

execellent fun car to drive and be seen in.

What to DRIVE

4.5
MiniCooperJD on 05/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

If you like to DRIVE, then the Mini Cooper is your car! This is not the sort of car that likes to be driven along in a slow and boring fashion! Live it up! The car is SPUNKY, FUN, COLORFUL, and most of all it has a PERSONALITY. How many new cars can boast that? My reliability has been good, build quality is good, though you can certainly tell it is not a Honda. Now, I will let you all be the judge of whether that is a good or bad thing. The interior cupholders are a joke, but other than that, I have NO complaints.

GREAT FUN TO DRIVE

5
T.E.M. on 05/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

TOOK MY FIRST ROAD TRIP 525 MILES ROUND TRIP THE CAR HANDLED PERFECT IT WAS A BLAST TO DRIVE COULD NOT HAVE FELT SAFER DURING TWO HEAVY RAIN STORMS THE CAR STUCK TO THE ROAD NO HYDROPLANING IF YOU WANT TO BE NOTICED THIS IS THE CAR FOR YOU EVERYONE LOOKS AND POINTS

Favorite car ever

4.8
Char's Dad on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mini Cooper S is a blast to drive. Tight, tight turns. Great design features inside. It has major juice too. The city is almost too tight for this little powerhouse. I know we get more looks than the Porsches and expensive sports cars in Cleveland.

Plaudits for the Mini

5
Macadaeg on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car captures people's imagination for some reason. I can't wait to buy another one...

Mini Coopers Rock!

5
Mini Moe on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive, I can't wait to get in it, even if I headed for work! I have owned other sports cars (Porsche, 280Z), and the MINI gives me the same road-hugging, hang on for the ride feel. The MINI is so manueverable in traffic, that I don't even think about rush-hour anymore. Even though I have had the car for going on two years, it's still like brand new.

MINI is Max

5
Gara on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handling and plenty of headroom. I’ve been averaging around 400 miles to a tank. Of course there is a cool factor, especially with my kids and their friends. So much so, that my wife bought one too. And buying two vehicles at the time give us a discount at the dealership as well as a great deal on car insurance. I highly recommend this car to anyone looking for practical, reliable and fun to drive vehicle.

Street Legal Race Car

5
Capt54 on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cooper S is the closest thing one can own to a street legal race car.A fun to drive car that will not break ones bank account.I have enjoyed driving my S on curvey back roads and on hours of interstate driving.In both cases the car is well suited for the job.BMW has nice job of equiping the MINI with enough luxury features to make most any journey pleasurable.

My Mini S

4.9
edunwody on 05/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most fun ever to drive

the mini

5
nina on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

VERY VERY GOOD I LOVE THE CAR VERY CUTE VERY SMOOTH RIDE FUN TO RIDE.

Mini

4.9
texeyes on 05/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car!!! Handles well, great after buy service, FUN 2 DRIVE!!!

cooper S

4.8
mini owner on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

so fun, very reliable. complete joy to drive. rips around corners. very tight handling, suspension. U like a soft and squishy ride? this is not the car for you. carries 4 ok, 2 great. solid construction. vry roomy interior. fold down back seats make for good carrying capacity. buy rubber boot liner. really comfy seats. beautiful design. gas mileage pretty good w/ S. optional cold weather package, heated seats good.premium sound package is worth it.sunroof too. regrets - not opting in for some of the extended warranty packages they offer e.g., exterior damage. Nothing wrong with the car, just the other drivers on the road.Gripes are with the interior trim.

Stylish Fun!

4.5
minimusicman on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is really fun to drive. The handling is excellent, & you can get a parking space almost anywhere. People always stop & stare. It brings a smile to almost everyone's face, especially mine-which is why I got one!

Lovin my mini

5
Danielle R. on 05/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had no problems with my Mini Cooper S since I bought it back in January 2004. I commute about 30 miles every day in traffic and it has not missed a beat. It actually makes the drive fun. It handles and rides like a well bilt sports car. When I drive it in the canyons, it hugs every corner and curve with ease. I have no comlants about it.

No words.............

5
MINICooperSJCW on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find myself gasping for breath at every stoplight. In a world where you need stop signs and stoplights just to catch your breath why settle for anything less. A capsule propelling you towards your destination, under your direction that nobody can waver. The MINI Cooper's styling is no doubt for today but inspired from the past and drected towards the future, you can never lose. Any voids in your life? The Your MINI will fulfill each and every empty space in your existence. Your MINI will be your best friend, your shelter, at times your purpose in life and even your personal customized mode of transportation. www.miniusa.com

Love my MINI

4.9
DMINI on 04/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I finally decided to buy a MINI and now I wish I hadn't waited so long. It's comfortable, handles great and is a blast to drive.

MiniCooper

5
skyg on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent ride, fun, efficient

The Wonderful World of MINI!

5
drtdsmith on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've put about 2400 miles on my 2004 MINI Cooper, primarily commuting. We've taken two short trips, too. I can't say enough for the styling, fuel economy, surprising interior room, and driving enjoyment.

mini rules!!!!

5
joey s on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

if you want a car that turns heads and is fun to drive then, this car is for you!!!the the car turns on a dime and has the power of a much bigger car. the gas mileage is excellent and the interior comfortable for even the biggest person.of course you can forget about comfort in the back. this car is definitly for a couple or single person.

2004 Mini CVT

4.8
J R Verellen on 04/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Current mileage is 2000; no problems to date. It has a small car ride, however handling is excellent. This vehicle has an automatic trans, CVT, to be specific.The CVT takes some getting used to if you are familiar with the usual auotmatic trans found on most cars. I have found no problem merging on expressways, or in keeping up with traffic. Gas mileage is improving with use; I am currently averaging 30 mpg on my daily commute. 30% city, 70% highway.

OSU MINI

5
casey mccormack on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FUN FUN FUN I love my MINI Cooper S. Girls Love it too. The Miles per gallon is high, but not as high as the smiles per miles you get

Ton-o-fun in a little package

4.9
KT's Cooper on 04/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lots of fun to drive this eye-catching car. Drives like an expensive BMW without the price tag.

The Best Ride that I have ever had!

5
threerailing on 04/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

MINI was absolutely perfect when delivered and has been totally trouble free. This is definately "The Little Car that could!" You owe it to yourself to test drive one. Our dealer MotorCity MINI has been wonderful and has performed way beyond expectations. GREAT CAR AND GREAT PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH!

love my mini cooper S

4.9
mininowicki on 04/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I also own a 2004 BMW 530 with sport package/ active steering and premium package. I think it is one of the best driving cars on the road today... but for some reason I find myself driving the Mini Cooper S more than the 5. It has so much personality and is just plain fun to drive.

Best Car Ever

4.8
Ursula on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The last car I had was a Mazda Millenia. It was an old persons car. Before that, I had a Miata and before that a new Beetle. This MINI is by far the best, funnest, cutest, zippyest, most wonderful car ever.

this is a kids car

3.5
lisa davis on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

this car is very diffcult to get in and out of ,and i only weigh 145 pounds .there is'nt any room for any movement.also i almost got ran off the highway twice due to other cars not seeing ,and especially trucks .

MINI Cooper

5
slider8411 on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle preforms well, is fun to drive,and is wonderfully unique. After driving the MINI Cooper, driving a "normal" vehicle seems very lacking.

This mini is Hot!

5
CU on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive,fantastic looking,very fast,very good on gas and its easy to park.

I LOVE MY CAR!

5
Stacia on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My car is wonderful, I would not pick a single car over my Mini.

S!

5
CooperS163hp on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you buy a Mini only go for the S. Ive had one for about a year and a half and it is the most fun car you can ever own. people in m3's move over for me and then wave me through. Fast cars are great and all, and this car is FAST, but the handeling is supurb, I take exit ramps @65-70 mph. MINI COOPER S IS THE WAY TO GO

my hot mini

4.5
Isaac Davis on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

o think it is very hard to drive.

Best little car made.

4.9
jottowag on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have no complaints. I love everything about it. My gas milage is not quite what was stated. Driving around Honolulu, I average about 20 MPH.

I'll never drive anything else

5
cooperguy on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After having my MINI Cooper for just over a year, I can honestly tell you that if someone offered to trade me ANY other vehicle on the road for my MINI, I'd say NO! Not for a Lexus, not for a Hummer, not for a Porche, not even for a Ferrari. MINI isn't just the most fun you can have behind the wheel, it scores a 10 on the cool factor, gets great milage, is safe, and comes with an instant family. MINI owners get together, socialize, become friends, and run the roads together, having WAY more fun than they really ought to. MINI. Not just a car. A culture.

satisfied mini owner

4.6
Dr Jim on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to pay full price plus a "premium" but I have enjoyed it. I am becoming happier every time the cost of fuel rises and the H2 drives by. Gears 2,3,4 and 5 are excellent but 1 and 6 are weak. Parking is easy but deceptive. My greatest uncertainty is will it be as reliable as a Japanese car.

I Love My Mini!

4.9
Amanda's Ride on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini is a great car. I am so glad that I bought one. It is small, fun and great little get-around type of car. I love the speed of my S model.

NICE

5
Gladygarcia on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i enjoy driving it

I love this car

5
Tinabea193 on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my mini for a year now, and i love it just as much as the first day that i drove it off the showroom floor.

I love my MINI

4.9
pippen92 on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my mini. They are great fun cars, and much roomier than you would think. They are definitely worth every penny.

A MINI in Florida

4.9
Dale Twachtmann on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive it on the Interstate about twice a week commuting to a job. It will run easily at 72 to 74 mph and winds up to about 3200 at those speeds. Feels solid in all kinds of weather. With the back seats down I can carry 4 sets of golf clubs -- which was a surprise. I tried the run-flat tires but took them back as they seemed to make the ride to hard to suit me. It truly gets the over 40 mpg when I cruise it at about 60 to 65 mph in 5th gear. I am very satisfied with it.

AWSOME

5
BubbajONES on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

MINI COOPER IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED!! AND I WOULD DEFFINATELY SAY IT IS THE #1 CAR!

user review

5
donmini on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this car!!! Not only is it cute but performs extremely well. The longest trip has been from Atlanta to Sarasota and back-a distance of about 1200 miles. It is a delightful road car as`well as around town car. Buy it you'll like it!!!!!!!

Awesome Super Cooper

5
Cooper Girl on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Mini. We have two other vehicles in the household (both Lexus), and we "fight" over who gets to drive the Mini every day! It is quick on its feet and sure- footed. What a fun car to drive, yet it handles very securely. Each time we drive it, people stare and ask us how we like the car. Now that the convertible is coming out, who knows, we may just have to have one of those too.

Fun to drive

5
jerryt74 on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car! Fun to drive. Makes me feel young at heart and playful again. I like to just go drive now!

we love our mini!!!

5
mandapanda on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is pure fun! it has room for tall people and puts a smile on our faces just seeing it in the garage. it handles hills and curves perfectly, and has the speed to make every straight road a kick.

One great little fun car.

5
rodf on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took my MINI on several trips right after I purchased it and the only problem I ever had was a minor glitch with the cruise control. I pulled into the dealership that evening explained the problem and 20 minutes later I was out the door with fix completed. I have put about 10000 miles on "Squee" (must have name for such a great little car.) and have had no other problems. Great car to drive and rides very nice.

awesome car...too small w/ baby

5
Mbrown325ic on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper is a blast to drive, the handling is incredible and people check you out everywhere you go. Total strangers come up to you all the time to ask about it. It looks great and I never had a single problem with it. The only negative thing I can say about it is that it is not suitable for a new baby, we had to sell mine when we had our baby in november, it was tough getting the carseat in and out and the passenger seat has to be pushed all the way forward to fit the carseat...leaving no room for a passenger to sit comfortably. Until we had our baby it was the perfect car and I highly recommend it.

A Year with a Mini

4.5
Christie FIsher on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a fun car to drive. People see me on the road and smile. It is extremely stable and handles well. Because it is a "driving machine" the ride is a bit rough. The main problem I have had is that it shifts quite roughly. Sometimes I have to try many times to get into reverse. I have asked the dealer about this and have been told I do not know what I am talking about. The rubber gasket around the top of the windshield has come apart three times now. The cruise control is not very good. When I set the cruise control, it lunges and usually slows down a few mph from where I set it.

The best car I've ever owned

5
Stroudnyrfan on 04/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper is by far the best car I've ever owned. It is a great deal of fun to drive, handles extremely well and is suprisingly comfortable even on long trips. Very fuel efficient too, a big plus with gas prices rising daily! I highly recommend this car!

love my mini

5
Hollyct on 04/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to go zipping around in. comfortable on long trips, and good on gas. Makes us pack lighter since not much trunk room. Xenon Headlights work great! Can see all around you! Will never buy another car without heated seats now that I have them.People seem to always smile when they see you coming, less road rage for sure! Teenagers don't mind being seen with Mom in this car! Looking for second MINI

Interior Ergonomics Need Work

3.4
babelfish on 03/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

The car looks cool on the outside but it needs some help with the interior finish. The sunroof rattles. My dealer pretends the problem does not exist. The biggest pain is the placement of the foot pedals. Every time you use the clutch, your left foot smacks against the door of the fuse box. It makes a resounding smack and is quite annoying. The interior styling is nice, but the color choices are limited. For example, a tan interior looks good with British Racing Green paint. However, they charge $1300 more for that! Otherwise your choices are limited to black with silver plastic, or black with grey plastic.

Fun on Mountain Roads

4.9
Aimless on 03/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a blast to drive. We live in the Colorao Mountains and it handles the hills and curves quickly and with stable steering. Nothing like blowing by everyone as you head up the pass on I-70. I will admit it is a bit like riding a rollercoaster when we get more than 6 inches of snow. But hey, on those days we just use the SUV. We have had this car since 2002 and people still point and stare as I zip by. It really is the most fun I have had driving, including several more expensive luxury sporsters. When we first got it we were afraid that it would not be comfortable for long trips. I have driven it on several 6 hour trips and it has been great.

Great Car

5
vicseeley5934 on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car with great performance. Enjoy the ride except can be jarring especially over rough roads.

Awesome Fun Car!

5
spitball on 03/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After waiting 6 months for our baby to be built, it finally arrived and we couldn't be happier. It is so much fun to drive and the ease of the rear seats folding down makes carry large loads a breeze! It is so cute to look at and is a perfect city car. There is always a parking space when you own a Mini! I disagree with Edmunds. The pick up speed on the Copper is excellent and is very peppy! We love our MINI!

SO I got one

4.3
alexN on 03/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Well guys, I didn't even tried the jetta and accord after I went into my MINI. The car runs really good, so far no problems (into my first 1k miles); the seats are a little uncomftable after a while but the ride is incredible.

Excellent

5
Ed Diplont on 03/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that the mini cooper is one of the greatest cars. It is fun to drive. I love how low it is to the ground.

A blast to drive

4.9
phuuf on 03/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned for just over 2 months. Way too much fun to drive. We find it very comfortable. Its not made with a lot of storage space in mind, but the car is not meant for that purpose either. We find the power fine four our driving. Pickup in first gear is a little lagging, but once the rpms get up in 1st gear, power is great. Miles per gallon - we've averaged just under 30 mpg for the 10 weeks we've owned it.

Bddest MINI

4.9
Graeflded on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had been watching with great anticipation the BMW development of the Mini. I brought my Cooper S last year, and it has met all of my expectations! The performance is excellent, and the handling on mountain roads makes it pure fun to drive. The styling carries on the Mini tradition with an agressive stance and it gets plenty of looks. But the best thing is the pleasure I get driving it and the waves I get from other drivers as I zip through traffic, or just cruise up the coast.

Mini Cooper S

4.9
SeansMini on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper S in my opinion is the best auto in the $20K range for those who like performance. The fact that the S only comes with a manual transmission and that they felt the need to tweak the suspension on the firm side despite its go-kart proportions tells you that this car means business. Of course the build quality is typical of what you would expect from BMW. For those who want performance yet can't afford a true sports car should certainly check out the MINI Cooper S. I personally see it as a stepping stone to my future M3.

Just love it

5
TW4040 on 03/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't believe what I have purchased in such a small package. One only has to drive an "S" to fall in love with it. Can't wait for the convertible.

Mini Cooper S: Fun to drive!

5
tpiatt on 03/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Over all the Mini Cooper S is a fun car to drive. It's peppy and handles excellent. It sticks to the road. Even on the interstate, Semis don't blow it around. More room than expected.

best car ever had

5
ed kogan on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

handels like a golf cart

2 months old

4.3
sjcrino on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

great car. a real head turner. runs great. not much storage or little nooks and crannies. manuel transmission drives itself. run flat tires are a misery. way too stiff. don`t buy this model if you have back or kidney problems...or use a pillow. having a great time with this car.

Put a Permenent Smile on your Face

5
whazup on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the most fun vehicle,,excluding motorcyles,, that i have ever drivin. It can keep up with anything on the road and handles corners like a snake...Its wonderful. Even with todays gas prices, and using the best gas,,,it only costs 20. bucks to fill it up which is great,,and parking in the city is effortless. he he

I LOVE my Mini Cooper-S

4.8
TJGypsy on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had contemplated my Mini purches for about a year and finally designed it! I can't say enough--it's fun, fast, and a great drive...not to mention the value! Motor on!

My Baby!

5
BB98dance on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This awesome car is fun filling, extremely eye appealing and everything you would want in a car packed into one.

Fun

4.4
conradplan on 03/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously had a BMW Z3, and while the Mini Cooper S is no Z3, it does provide a lot of fun-factor. Lots of lookers as well. Spirited and precise handling, fairly good low-end torque, except for off a start. Readily recommend to anyone who wants a quality built fun car.

I just love it

4.6
Ls9009 on 03/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I also have a 2002 Lincoln Blackwood. This Mini is a blast. It is like a Harley, It does not take much to make it VERY fast. Sure it is a sports car and should ride like one. And if you have children and this is to be your only car pass it up. But if you want fun for the dollar this is it. I had a 1966 Cooper S in High school and just had to have a new one. Caused a divorce but I still love the car :) Service is outstanding. Highly recomend this vehicle.

It's Love

5
Amandarsimon on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Reliable,attention getting, unique, not a road hog and safe, built by BMW

WOW What a great car!

5
sharme' on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car puts a smile on my face as I drive down the street. It's unusual, cost efficient, roomier than it looks, and absolutely FUN and SAFE. I drove it for 500 miles to Las Vegas and it was just so wonderful. It hugs corners and really accelerates. You don't need a 6 cyclinder because 4 works just fine. I can't say enough good things. Great gas mileage, but not as good as you would expect, but still beats the heck out of those SUVs. Highly recommend it to anyone. Special order because it is worth the wait to get exactly what you want. It is custom for only you. Pretty special, huh!

MINI Cooper Rocks

5
MBHall on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It really moves! It's fun to drive and is easy on the pocketbook.

Awsomw

5
Brookie on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

mini coopers are the best cars ever

I LOVE MY MINI

5
chicabonita792 on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is an incredible amount of fun. It's a neat little car to zip around town in. I wouldn't use it on extremely long trips however, and the backseat is a little uncomfortable for my 6 foot friends.

Mini Cooper S

4.8
RECorby on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is tons of fun for about $21000, nicely equipped. And it's amazingly roomy inside. Lots of power, corners like a go-kart, and complete reliability (except for a cigarette lighter failure, covered in warranty). After 50 years of driving performance cars, I finally found the one that's perfect for me. I compete with it on weekends and drive it to work M

The Silver S

4.8
thulske on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a sports car with stability and it does not feel small! It is as peppy as any other sports car you can afford to buy. It has most bells and whistles and is the most fun to drive of any vehicle I ever owned.

big guy loves it

5
rick61 on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

6-3 230lbs never thought I would fit in it..bought it for the wife but i drive it more than her

Awesome

5
Debby Murphy on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is awesome, it is so much fun to drive its scary!!!!

Positive Mini Cooper Experience

4.4
jhb360 on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Mini. I purchased the "Works" option on this one. It is fantastic with significant power improvement from 2500 rpm. The 2004 model seems to be slightly more refined than 2002. Seats and interior room for the driver are excellent. The total driving experience is superb if one likes to drive. Performance is along with the best of sports cars. My 2004 has had no problems. I have taken this car on long trips. Great driving enjoyment, superb handling. Gas mileage ranges from 22-30 mpg at highway speeds well over the limit. Everyone seems to love the car and ask about it still after being out for over two years.

Cross Country Mini

4.9
buddysson on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my mini in 2002 and it has been the most fun car I have ever driven. My first road trip was from Charleston, SC to Los Angeles. It handles very well and loves to get onto a road with lots of curves so it can hunker down and track. On the open road it can fly and is surprisingly comfortable and roomy. It is a wonderful automobile and I highly recommend the mini.

Great Little Car

4.9
Wyattfla on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The only downside is the cup holder!

Driving Passion

5
BCrandall on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper S I puchased at South Motors Mini in Miami, FL from Daniel Trujillo has been one of the most exciting , pure driving cars I have experienced . The driving passion this car has brought back is thrilling. If you have not experienced a smile in you driving comute I suggest you run immediately to your nearest dealer for a test drive.The people behind the Mini are pure motoring enthusiast.

NO Buyers Remorse!

5
Loubird on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Let me start by saying that I got my Mini in 2002.Right after they came out, and I consider myself fortunate because I was in the market for something "different, although at the time I wasn't sure what I wanted. We came upon a used car lot that does an occasional "eye candy" car, to encourage people to stop, and we did. It was so different than what I was driving, that I knew almost immediately this was it!Not one day has gone by that I regretted getting my Mini, nor do I long for any other kind of car. I have one of the original remakes, and I'm lovin' it!!

Serious fun

5
MINIguy on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My MINI is quite simply the best car I have ever owned. Reliable, comfortable, and the most fun you can have behind the wheel. Safe, sporty, and handling that has to be experienced to be believed.

Cooper S

5
kesinva on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I have ever had! Has the feel of a British sports car with the quality of a beamer.

A very happy motorer

5
Rabbit on 02/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wish the size and body were back to the original, but being the American manufacture wouldn't let that happen even though let ford come out with the ford fiesta which was the same size at the time. Im to learning the body style of the new mini. The fun is still in the car American Manufacture can't take the away or make it happen in small car and keep a great price

Best New Car for the Money

5
jswords on 02/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cooper is the best for the money. Although it isn't made for large families, the Cooper is perfect for singles or couples. The car has a great warranty and almost free maintance in the first 36,000 miles--- Even the large car companies can't match this.

I own one.

5
Paul of Melbourne on 02/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a Cooper S. This car was well thought through. I enjoy the handling and interior the most. The factory offers so many options and there are hundreds of sites and shops that sell accesories. Very well made car.

Why my wife loves her Mini

5
kuznetsov on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is actually my wife's car. She "loves it because it's fun to drive, very responsive, and you can park it just about anywhere." I like the extensive safety features.

awesome!

4.9
Brian Jenks on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a n extreamly fun car to drive with its turn capibility and peppy engin!

A Great Ride

4.4
Garnufa on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

First car I've ever owned that I'm absolutely sure that most people on first view, want to pat it on the hood! Turns heads wherever I drive it. I loved the speed on European autobahns (138mph by my speedo), and the handling on twisty mountain roads. It is NOT fun on washboard or potholed roads (too many of those in Michigan). It's not really a car to me, more of a mid-life crisis antidote.

Mini Cooper S Electric Blue

5
Knuckles on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love driving the Mini Cooper S. The shifting of the 6 speed transmission is so smooth and the clutch is so easy that it is nothing but fun to drive. You can see all around the vehicle. No blind spots. The car has lots of zip and personality. People stop you everywhere to ask you about it. The toggle switches are easy to access. There actually is room in the back seat for four people.

Better than ever expected

4.9
NoelWinter on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this little gem for my girlfriend, unfortunately for her I really love driving it. I am 6 feet tall and am very comfortable in my/her MINI. We resently drove it to West Palm beach it was a great ride. Yeah, it can be a little bumpy at times...but, I can deal with it for all the fun it has afforded us.

04 Mini S

5
BocaJap13 on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive, and handles great! I recommend it to everyone. It's a small car on the outside but is so roomy inside... you'd be surprised. I've driven some great cars in the past, and my MINI is right up there with the rest of them!

My Apreciation for the MINI COOPER

5
Caliboi471 on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper S is a great little car with many features only found in Luxury cars like a Supercharger, DSC, 4-wheel ABS, Xenon headlights, run flats, and 6 standard Airbags. The Mini is great Value for the dollar and i love every second i drive it. It handles better than most psorts cars, and has a Top Tem Rated resale value. Being built by BMW you can be assured that reliability isn't an issue, and that safety is #1 Compare the Mini with any other car around $20k and you'll sursprised how much more you'll get for the money ina Mini and how muchmore fun you'll have driving it.

BMW @ 20k

5
Cheeky on 02/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never paid MSRP for any car but checked around and no one was bargaining. Graham and sales manager Bob @ Checkered Flag in VABeach, VA were absolutely wonderful and I feel honest. Purchased the tire hazard ins. @ Bob's insistance and have used it on my run flats, which are a must package. My wife drives the car and it is near impossible to pry her out of it. So far w/ 6K on the odometer it is running great with no probs. Sporty little car with great ride and handling. If you might want more try the S for a kick in the butt, Just remember to run it around 3500- 4500revs for performance. Happy in a mini!

Best Car Ever

5
MacAttack on 02/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife wanted to buy this car and I didn't. Boy was I mistaken. This is the best car I have ever owned. Absolutely wonderful.

Born to Corner

4.9
no names available? on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

S is the best, don't waste your time with the base model. Get all of the options you can.

Mini Review

5
jacqueline on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Mini because it is so much fun to drive. It drives like a much heavier car. I took it to the mountains and it ran great at 80mph and felt very solid. It shifts very easily. You can zip in and of traffic with ease. It gets great gas mileage. People smile and point when they see it.

Since day 1 nothing but problems

4.5
Miniman on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

From the very first second I bought the car the windsheild weather stripping fell off and scrached up the roof. Then there was a vibration in the front of the cabin that hasn't been fixed after two attempts from the dealer. Then the passengers side rear tire keeps loosing air so the sensor comes on all the time and the headlight went out! And this is with no accidents! So now a rock hit the windsheild and no one can replace the glass b/c the car is so unique. I have never had so many problems with a car much less a new one. Good luck, its fun to drive but more problems than it is worth!

cooper s

5
wingdr on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Out of 15 new cars bought, this is the first one that has not had to go back to the dealer in the first 90 days!! Just luv the car and the handling is so much fun. Drive one before you decide on any other car.

Remember When

5
cutter 4 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car put the fun back in driving, even heavy traffic. No more just going from place to place, the fun is back and your smiling. You look for a reason to drive. Only had the car 3 months, and not one single problem. The car is tight and fun. I'm 6'2" and no problems. You might miss making a big haul but most of your time is spent driving alone so why not enjoy it!

Two Coopers in one family

4.6
Willie Hank on 02/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife purchased her '03 Mini Cooper in September, 2003. We both fell in love with the retro 60's car. I took delivery of my 04' Cooper S in December 2003. We both have had flags installed on the roof, also known as the " palet." We have done a few performance upgrades as well.

Best handeling

4.5
tiaI on 02/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With CVT it is slow getting off the line, but once uderway, it is one of the best handeling cars I have driven. If it weren't such a dog, the CVT would be a great transmission. A lot of fun

MINI

5
chanelle on 02/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find the Mini Cooper to be the best car ever! I love it so much. It is so comfortable and safe to drive.

I luv my MINI!!!

5
PrincessEgle on 02/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The MINI is awesome. I got it early for my 16th birthday. I don't see a lot of young people drive it, but they should. It's so cute and fun. I get more complements on it than any other car. When I drive people that pull up next to me actually look over, and tell me (or mouth) how great my car is. It fits anywhere, and to contrary there is a lot of room inside. I can fit four people in there so easily, and they always comment on how much butt space there is. Also my mother loves the fact that it's so safe. MINIs ROCK!!!

Fun To drive But Build quality stinks

3.1
oboy on 02/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I was really enjoying my Mini for the first 10,000 miles; a real fun car to drive. After 12,000 miles I started getting rattles and my clutch started to squeal occasionally when it was released. I have complained several time to customer service and the dealership, but they are refusing to take care of the problem under warranty. I think Mini has had some build quality issues, hopefully they get them taken care of. Proceed with caution. Hopefully customer service will improve.

Best little car out there!!

4.9
coot's cooper on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the absolute best! Great to drive, especially curving back roads. I really like the way that it looks and many hand waves from strangers who seem to admire it also. Plenty of room for hubby and I to take a road trip with our camping gear.

It Makes People Smile

4.8
mini man on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a 540 BMW, a Z3 and a Mini. As much as I love the BMW's the Mini is just the most fun to drive. It handles likes a sports car, has more than enough acceleration and is more roomy than you think possible. The most fun is on two lane country roads that wind up, down and all around. It just sits on the road, refusing to move off line regardless of how tight the turn. It's only flaw is a backseat that is designed to seat your worst enemy. It is not terribly comfortable. But if you are looking for a fun ride and like people waving at you or giving you the thumbs up, then you just have to have this car.

BMW in Sheep's Clothes

4.8
tellu66928 on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Loads of fun to drive. What a bargain price for a faux BMW!

Mini car; major problems

2.6
Cooperfan on 02/02/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

This car looks wonderful but the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. There are rattles and noises that no- one (not even the unhelpful dealership where I bought it) can find and resolve. The car draws attention even from the blind but I just can't get past the cramped feeling from the interior.

Driving Was Never This Much Fun!

5
msclt(Clare) on 02/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would love to review my Mini . . . if I could just get this silly grin off my face.

Doug's review

5
dojohns1 on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car.

My Review

5
mizzou1fan on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best care I've ever driven.

Luxury in small package

5
jwildero on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The MINI Cooper is an excellent car. BMW has packed a lot of features into this little car, more than one would expect. It's like getting all the features of a luxury car, without the luxury car price.

My Mini

5
Caol Erickson on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

:-)! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Super Cooper

5
Rafthos on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Most fun on 4 wheels

Wonderful

5
Linnea Lamont on 01/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The MINI Cooper is one of the best cars I have been in. Everyone should try out this vehicle. Not only is it comfortable, it drives smooth and has a wonderful design.

Too Cool

4.8
Larardo on 01/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is great. I have the automaticic so my wife can use it and it ok but it takes away performance and it has a governor on the rpm. It is hard to hit the right rpm when you need it and it shifts slow. I knew that going into it so I have no grips.

Easiest Purchase I Ever Made

5
ruhockey on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Jugding by my rating you can tell I love this car. The car is very comfortable to drive with all of the controls at your fingertips. It is mor fun to drive than you would imagine.

Awesome Ride!

4.8
poopyjackson on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just traded in my Dodge 1500 Sport Quad Cab 4x4 for the new 2004 mini,...all i can say is that this car is great!,..i dont miss my truck at all!

German engineering trumps British build

5
dreadopus on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My only fault with this car is my personal dislike for the transmisson layout with reverse slotted to the far left next to first. Although this is the conundrum with 6 speed layouts.

Fast and fun

4.8
tswsimmons on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car just makes me smile. Everytime I get in the car it begs to be driven and driven hard. With the wide stance and stability I look for the most curvaceous road I can find. I had much rather take the long way at ever opportunity.

ann's fun mini

5
graham1 on 01/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 68 and have never had a more fun vehicle. Love it!

I can't stop smiling

5
pepperi on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car. I have loved the way the car looked since I first saw it at the auto show a couple of years ago. I finally got it Christmas of 2003 and it has exceeded all of my high expectations. It is very fast once you wind it out a little and feels great in the city and on the highway.

Little Duece Coupe

4.6
imsadriver on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a professional sportscar racer, car collector who has owned, driven and raced many types of exotics - this car is in the top of the pop for fun factor. I'm looking forward to driving it to Daytona next week for the Rolex race. It's just so much fun to drive that I have changed course and decided to DRIVE this car and enjoy it, instead of letting it sit in the garage.

my street legal gocart

4.6
beanmobile10 on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

leaving the parking lot of the dealership my '04S was everything i'd hoped for in performance and fun and a whale of a lot less than the boxter I'd considered. I still had to go easy during the break-in but every drive is a big grin.

Love my Cooper

4.6
LordW on 01/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my Second Cooper, I had a Cooper CVT and it was a great car. Ready for something more, so I got me a new Cooper S.

Mini best

5
jp ent on 01/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding vehicle with the price to value. A sports car that is cheap, economical and superb. Body is unique as are the colors and all packaged by BMW. What more could you ask for?

mini cooper s

5
fh38109 on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is fresh and it is fun to drive

My Mini Review

5
Kelly Keyser-Thompso on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE my mini !!! BMW Manufacured without the BMW price tag was also attractive. It is a blast to drive and it handles the road like a sports car! Can't wait for the convertible!!

Fun Ride

5
MItch on 01/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my MINI since October 2002 and I have to say its one of the most enjoyable cars to drive. Its comfort has been exceptional on road trips of more than 3 hours and the fuel economy is excellent. The pick-up and fun factors are only echoed with its safety features. TOO MUCH FUN.

Mini Cooper S Loaded

5
Telva Chase on 01/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my new mini - I've only had it a week and it's a blast to drive. I don't really miss the low-end torque of my Pontiac Firebird, it was too much power for a daily commute anyway. I know how to get the most out of a stick, so I have no issues with performance. I also love having an excuse to NOT drive my work friends to lunch everyday! Even my 6'2" husband can sit comfortably in the vehicle which he could not in my Firebird - even with the T-Tops off. I plan on racing my car in SCCA and taking home the title!

Maxifun

4.8
Maxifun on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the Mini because we loved the original when we where first married but were raising/having children. We can afford to have a third fun car and the Mini is it. I like to drive it hard, meaning put it through the corners, pass people on the expressway, find other Minis to "race' and get comments from Grandmas and teenagers re"nice Car" etc. etc. I din't drive the "s" when we bought it, because I wasn't willing to spend the extra 3K and the regular Mini is fast enough. I've had it past 115 with a "little peddle left"...

Lemon

2.5
forgetaboutit on 01/08/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Car has had 4 different software loads to fix stalling problem which is just one of the 39 different issues with this car (15 are repeat issues like the air bag system failure - 3 times). Car has been to the dealer 18 times in 16 months and is there now. I suggested the dealer put it in the recycle bin this time.

Motor On!

5
Debbiann on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car drives like a higher priced sports car. Handling is fantastic, wicked tight.The 6 speed is perfect on the highways! Over 160 horsepower, allows me to pass in 6th with a huge amount of room for pickup! Clutch is smooth. Sticks to the road around corners no matter what speed you take them. Gas milage on my long commute is fantastic 28-35,depending on weather conditions. Believe it or not, I will at times drive my family of four around town with this car, with no one being squished in anywhere. You can really feel the BMW-ness of this car when you are inside driving it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Car

4.9
Chume on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my mini about 3 months ago & it is perfect. I love my car. It runs excellent & is very comfortable. It has more than you think. The eye is deceiving.

A satisfied owner/driver.

4.9
Broker on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having researched this car as thoroughly as possible,before making a decision to buy, my car turned out to be tops in all categories.The fact that just about every feature one could ask for, was standard, and I could pick and choose from a very short list of extras without any pressure from the dealer, made it as close to a custom car as I will ever come.

Mini a piece of junk

2.1
nkdhome on 12/30/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Mini doesn't stand behind the car and the dealer doesn't stand behind the car. The runflat tires are over priced and hard to find, and the electrical system is terrible. Overall the car is cute and that is the only good thing about the car. When you take the car in for service they don't fix anything and most times they will keep the car for a week or more. This car is an over prices piece of junk!

funfunfun

4.9
profken on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A delight to drive. I have owned several BMWs and Saabs, including turbos and convertibles (as well as an original Cooper S) and this car is more fun to drive than any of them. Can hold four adults, including ny 6 foot son in the back seat, but I think of it as a two seater with good cargo space -- which is pretty good with seats up or down.

pat's review

4.8
patpage on 12/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very easy to handle, automatic transmission is good, a little slow from a dead stop, but makes up for it after 3000rpm. We frequently have 3 large to med adults in the car and comfort is good for rear passenger 2/3 hours driving time. Front seats are excellent and fabulously adjustable! I'm always surprized at how small the car is from the outside, it seems much larger from the inside when driving, although it handles like a sports car.

My mini

5
danna72 on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Quite honestly, It is the best car I have ever driven. It is comfortable, handles extremely well, and is great on gas. A++++

best small car ever

5
joe smithe on 12/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

oh my gosh, if you do not have a car yet, or are planning to get one, this one in the one! it's a great buy, awsome packages, etc.

Well worth the price of admission!

4.6
JLewis7141 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall, a very fun to drive and practical vehicle. The interior layout make maximum use of availible space. Good gas milage.It is comfortable on long trips due to the very nice seats, ample leg room, and long wheel base for its size. Very precise steering too...move it an inch and change a lane! so dont curl your hair/pluck eyebrows/ or read in this one..it has low tolorance for driver inattention. Also its one of the few cars I have owned that gets this much notice on the road, or anywhere it is . It is a sports car rather than a muscle car (rather like a Mazda Miata )meaning that its a light ,very nimble car that will excell in curves and twisty roads.

My Mini

5
J. Wilson on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini Cooper is fun to drive, great on gas mileage, and easy to park. It's amazing how much stuff you can pack into this car. I would definately buy another one. By the way it is also safe, 6 airbags!!!!

MORE THAN A FAD

5
JOHN GALT on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS CAR HAS BMW RUNNING ALL THROUGH IT. THE MOST AMAZING QUALITY OF THIS CAR IS ITS NOT AN SUV, A FAMILY CAR, OR A TRUE SPORTS CAR, BUT IT DOESN'T KNOW THAT.

--

5
osment on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

should be all 11's up there!

Fun Car to Drive

5
Sho on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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CUTE CAR...HEADS WILL TURN

4.9
KTAZ on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! Its so cute, unique, and fun to drive. It can be a little jerky at times because its very sensitive to the touch (in terms of steering, accelerating and braking) but once you get the hang of it its amazing. Really zippy-- it hard not to speed in it!! Its also extremely fuel efficient and comfy inside. However, the back seats only suit small children because there is not a lot of leg room.

Fun

5
Fernando Sa on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very fun to drive, fast and easy to handle. Best for city driving, excellent for small and medium trips.

Love my Mini

4.9
MiniLou on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked up my new Mini Coper S two weeks a go. What a hoot! Lots of room, fun to drive, a head turner wherever I go. Even my ex-wife likes it!. BMW got it right in designing this, and it's affordable. I was also considering an Aidi TT, but this is just more fun!

Had to own it

4.9
Al /Smokey on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not the fastest car I've ever owned but the most responsive and best handling car by far. Everything is in the right place for me, there's mosre than enough room and it just keeps getting better the longer I own it.

MINI Cooper S

4.8
gonsie on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is fund to drive and verry peppy. Only car I have ever owned that people just stop on the street and talk to you about. It is red with a white top and sun roof with a vanity plate so it seems to attract a lot of attention

Mid Life Crisis

5
srdl on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted a Mini Cooper S since I was in high school, but of course then I couldn't afford one and when I could they had stopped making them. So many years on BMW start making them again, off I trot to the dealership. The salesman (21 year old I guess) said "you'll have to wait for an S maybe a year!" I said I have been waiting 35 years for this car I can wait a year to get exactly what I want. Now I LOVE to drive my Mini,(electric blue with black trim and blue and black leather seats). I take detours to go around rotaries sometimes twice if there's not too much traffic! I love the sunroof, almost as good as a contertible.

the best thing invented

5
MOSES on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best car in the world ever made not just for its looks but every thing about it.

super

5
jerryast on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car,fun to drive

My Green Gem

5
Jawzwu on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was on a windy freeway yesterday and my car felt just like a video game!! This thing is so much fun; it makes the drag of New York City driving seem less painful- except the pot holes where the S takes a real beating because of the stiff suspension. Otherwise the car is the most fun I have ever had in a sports car. Forget the hefty Porsches and BMWs and Lexus, you won't have 1/2 of the fun for the double price you paid. The attention this car gets exceeds anything. Like the dealer sales woman said, "You can't be shy to drive a Mini!" I get so many thumbs up from pretty girls I wish they would flash at me instead!

I love my Mini!!!!

5
mini lib on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Mini in July 03 in Nashville, Tennessee. I had first seen them on the movie The Italian Job and fell in love with them then, never dreaming I would ever own one. We dropped by the Mini of Nashville just to look and test drive one just to see what they were like, with a couple of hours I was the PROUD owner of a yellow Mini with black bonnet stripes. One week later I was offered more money than I paid for it and turned it down without blinking an eye. That's how much I love it! Which is helps that I am only 4'8". The car fits me like a glove!!

luv my mini

5
Debbie T on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded my jeep for this wonderful mini, so glad I did, it handles like a dream, love the six gears, plenty of room, with 2 teenagers in the back seat plus my sons sax in the boot. Can't go anywhere without someone remarking on how "super" the car is! No problem parking, great on gas, yet if I need to move in traffic it never fails to leave everyone in the dust.

mini sleek smart and styling

4.9
texr18 on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i own a mini cooper and its the best car i have ever had its fun to drive peppy comfortable and sleek style is amazing one thing you learn from owning a mini is expect people to ask you about it when they see you driving at times you feel like you belong to a club everytime you see another mini owner driving you say hi to one another even and you learn everyones name i love the mini and so do my frinds and family seeing as they are buying them

Great Mini

4.8
England on 12/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great driving, great looks ,good fuel mileage, ride is good a little choppy because of short wheel base. Would but it again.

Mini

5
Alex05 on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini is a extremely fun ride with a great look that will make heads turn.

Best vehicle I've ever purchased

5
topshoe on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quite simply, I've owned a Ferrari teo Porsches, two Mersedes and three BMW's. The Mini Cooper S is by far, the best all around car I've ever owned!

MINI 2003 Review

5
chrishauck10 on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience has been unbelievable and truly too much fun. The MINI has been a fun, affordable, and road tested motorcar for me from the start. No other compares, the Brits are back! Every other car on the road is just transportion, the MINI is a true motorcar.

Owner

5
Rodney Marshall on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second New Cooper S I had a 2002 and just replace it with a 2004, this is an awesome auto, I have owned lots of cars but the S is the most fun to drive

I thought I liked my vette............

4.5
The Man NY on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I live in NY the cooper s got me through the snow with no problem. I surprise so many people when they find they either can't keep up or catch up and get lost in the corners. GREAT CAR I am 6'2" 255 and I FIT!!!!!!! NO PROBLEM

MINI BUZZing noise

4.3
al123 on 12/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Excellent performance, and fun to drive. Interior is not up to expectation. constant rattle buzz problems. Windshield developed stress crack which was not covered by warranty. After the windshield was replaced there is a constant squeaky sound from the passenger side of the windshield.

Absolutely awsome!

4.9
baldman on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the first time I drove the cooper-S, I knew I wanted this car. Its power and performance is incredible, yet everyone thinks "its so cute", then I blow thier doors off. I am 6'-3" and 225lbs and fit very comfortably in my mini with room to spare. I love my mini!

weekago

4.8
Grullahorse on 12/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You can't walk past this thing without smiling, and you don't get out of it without a huge ear to ear grin. Just like the first time you drove a go- kart as a kid.

Suggestions

4.3
parytbird1 on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This is an awesome car. Fun to drive. This is my wife's care, and I'm glad. I would probably lose my license. The size of the car concerns me for safety reasons.

WOW!

4.8
Mr. MINI on 12/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great car to drive. Pass everything on the road but a cop. Fun Fun Fun! I love it!

Rattles? Who cares?

4.5
SportlineJD on 12/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Well, first let me say that if there is a car out there that is more fun to drive everyday, I don't know what it is. Secondly, Mini is lucky that the car is so loveable... the rattles that this car seems to have already (at 200 miles) would seem unacceptable in a Japanese car. I find myself at the dealer twice already for warranty claims... and yet, I really could care less. THAT is how much fun I am having. The handling is impeccable. The steering feel is excellent. Every nuance of the road is thoughtfully transmitted to the driver. The closest that I have gotten to this level of information is in my Mazda MX- 5 Miata.

Great Christmas Gift for Anyone!

4.9
Talldude on 12/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this for my wife for Christmas. We had an SUV but her sports car before the SUV I could not even fit in. I'm 6'2 and I have no problem driving the new Mini as I even have to move up the seat to drive it. On the passenger side there is tons of room. Excellent sports car for a tall person and my wife just loves it.

Another Great Mini

5
Rick Feeback on 12/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome, A Perfect Addition to my Mini Collection.

love to drive my mini

4.8
windo29 on 12/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Mini since July and have already put almost 8000 miles on it. I got the car because I love the looks and the price was not bad either. I took in to great consideration the fuel mileage as well. So far the car has been great. It is like driving a race car all the time. The gears are very short and the clutch lets out at the floor so that makes for a great take off. People wonder about space, they are little but I have 20 month old little girl so there for I have a car in the back of mine.

The most fun you can have

5
coasterguy on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quite simply put, there is no other car like it on the road. Well-built, packed with features only found on high-end luxury cars, unmatched handling, and absolutely the most fun you can have behind the wheel. You'll be looking for excuses to go somewhere just to drive it.

Great car

5
Bernie on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Fun to drive. 12,500 miles one minor problem. Had the hatchback latch adjusted. That's it.

Mine

5
Hey on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Perfect sized and great speed even without the John Cooper Works, even better with. Absolutely Perfect.

s john cooper works

4.8
morgan murri on 12/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Debated for months about spending the extra 6k for a works kit. I finally did it and now I regret it... Why? Because after putting in 312 miles of "twisty's" today my face hurts (from the smile that never left my face) and my neck is sore (from my head snapping back every time I levered the pedal that make this rocket rip!) If you have been on the fence about this option, hop off and spend the money because it doesn't get any better than this!

MINI COOPER

5
rosebud13 on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the MINI, I've owner it for over a year and have yet to get tired of it. In fact everday I see it it continues to grow on me.

Break lines split?

4.4
christian on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I just bought a "s" last week. I also have a 67' kensington cooper with 15k miles. The "s" is a awesome little car, however, the day after I drove it off the lot the brake, dsc, airbag and seatbelt warning lights came on. Took it service, "Hey buddy, your not going to believe this, your brake lines are split and spraying fluid all over the place". Nice, considering I drive my 2 and four year old to school in this ride. My 67' is 30 years older and has been more reliable than my 04' with only 150 miles on it! Great job BMW! Brakes that work to much to ask for? Pathetic.

I love this car

4.3
APPYONE on 12/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The old Minis ran out of horsepower before they ran out of handling. The new Minis run out of handling before they run out of horsepower.When driven hard there is a lot of chissis flex, the addition of a positraction unit helped a great deal with wheel spin.This car is fun to drive!Very quite at 100 MPH and stable, even in cross winds.The only problem we have had was with the drivers side window and it was repaired.The rally seats are very comfortable and easley accomodate a 6 foot plus person.I would buy another one!

Gotta love this car

5
bpago on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For a retro based car, this is the most fun you can get. Great power with a little tweaking. It makes every one smile and, the driver is the lucky one. Every trip is an adventure. A true cult brotherhood among fellow owners. If you just get in on and close the door you will want one. FANTASTIC dealer involvement in "MOTORING ON"

MINI S, My Favorite Auto

4.8
Chili on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a blast to drive. It is so much fun to take an exit ramp and feel glued to the pavement. Car is easy to wash, easy to park and easy on the eyes. The double sunroof offers great light and view of the stars. Mine is red with white racing stripes, white top and gets many double takes. The 6 speeds have kick and power even in the top gears. Cruising at 75 ish...punch it in ...and off it goes....it is a very fast car. As a 58 yr old female, I LOVE driving my MINIS.It has all the extras, look terrific and was affordable.

Minis Rock

4.8
aaronp on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Mini. No better car, especially for the price.

What a Great Car!

4.8
jjblount on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had my MINI Cooper S for a little over a month but I think that it is the best car I have ever owned.

mini cooper s

5
RobSmythe on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awsome drive. Great features in a small car. Mine is fully loaded for less than $24,000.

Return of the giant killer

5
moorlockx on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mini-S is one well designed piece of machinery. Coupling the awesome handling capabilities of the original Mini with modern aesthetics and innovations MINI has created a rare breed indeed. This car feels at home anywhere. The small size makes getting around congested areas a breeze. The ride and seat design doesn't wear you out on those long distance voyages, though the car is really at home on the curvy roads through hills and mountains.

Buy this car!!

4.3
ghm3 on 12/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never had a car this fun to drive. You literally will find ways to extend your driving to enjoy the performance. Handling is superb. Truly an enthusiast's car.

I love this car

5
N. Warren on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new car, ever, and I can't believe I waited until I was 41 to buy one. The MINI is cool - handles great, looks cute, very comfortable on the inside, and much roomier than you think. It is very peppy, and you can't beat that BMW engine.

Awesome Car

5
Seannkelly on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best all around bang for your buck under 25k. Fun to drive, sporty, fast. Excellent dealership in the Orlando FL. Can't say enough good things about this car.

my mini

5
JRB on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You gotta love this car. it's a blast to drive

Best car ever

5
otter215 on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most fun of any car that I have ever driven.

fun, delightful, positive, poetic, free

5
scottye b on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never enjoyed driving before. But once I test drove this Mini I knew I had to have one. Since my purchase, about a year ago, I have no complaints. It's roomy, despite what one might think, it handles awsomely,it turns on a peseta, it brakes smoothly. Gosh, I could go on and on. The design is fantatstic.I get about 365-400 miles to the tank. I get crazy comments from all manner of people. The car matches my personality they say. The Mini staff is awsome, not pushy, just infomrative and friendly. And last but not least, I learned to drive it (a stick) on the day I drove it off of the lot. Thanks Mini. Scottye Battle

Love my MINI

5
bandit8it on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is FUN TO DRIVE! German handling, British style,and enough features to provide comfort and safety without breaking the bank (heated mirrors and seats, double sunroof, dual- stability control and ABS brakes), the MINI has everything I want in a car (fun, comfort, safety) and none of the things I don't want (gas guzzling, road hogging, ostentatiousness).

GREAT things come in SMALL packages

5
de on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles well in all weather. It's very pepppy, and the gas mileage is great. I like it better than the New Beetle I had.

Best Value

5
Paul Julian on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is incredible fun combined with a very practical commuter.It is a head turner that performs as well as it looks.Absolutely no problems or glitches after 10000 miles.

MININIM

4.8
SV326 on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

awesome car, fun to drive, a real eye catcher!

Automatic Transmission (CVT) is OK

4.6
nesad1 on 11/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Because most of my driving is spent in traffic commuting into Boston, and because my wife won't drive an standard transmission, I ordered my Mini with an automatic (CVT). Now, after a month of driving it, I am happy that I got the CVT. The CVT has one gear with an unfixed, huge range of variable gear ratios. It doesn't drive quite like other automatics, but it's more than adequate once you get used to it. In addition, there is "sports drive" mode built in that makes it run at higher rpms and thus makes additional torque available in this mode. It's a lot of fun when you're driving on a road with lots of tight twists and turns.

The best MINI ever

4.8
de lang on 11/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never drove a car like this It has a corner handling like A go cart it has more than enough power to let the wheels spin even in third gear.(with tracktion control turned off) the brakes are very powerfull even in wet conditions.

The best car

5
ACHAYA on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is awsome all around and very fun to drive, you will have more fun driving it than a Ferrari. the engine on the S is very powerful and very responsive.

Feels like no other!

5
Andersona9 on 10/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my 2004 Mini Cooper with CVT transmission and I love it. The car has a different feel to it compared to other cars I have driven. It has a nice punch to it when the accelerator is pressed. The interior styling is top shelf and very classy looking.

Cooper S - Great !

5
greg_r_smith on 10/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Really no complaints - handles great, road comfort better than expected and build quality is good.

great mini coopers

5
john gross on 10/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nothing but the best... get compliments all the time. And the vehicle is fun to drive, fast, comfortable and different then any other car.

Mini Excitement

4.8
virtualdream on 10/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

If your agressive with the Automatic it can hold its own. Pushing down on the gas until the pedal clicks to the floor and you can feel the car bolt you forward. The interior has so much to offer. I bought the leather package, with GPS - which directs you where to go. The controls are conveniently located and easily adjusted at a click of a button. The standard sound system is very good. Lots of leg room even for taller drivers. The dual sun roof is nicely engineered. I have had no problems with the Mini, other than too much attention from drivers.

All I want to do is drive!

4.9
Magic Fingers on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love taking corners hard and this car love it too!

Cute & Fun to Drive

5
siberiop on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the car 6 months now, and have had nothing but fun driving it. I love to drive it at night because I love the way the dash board lights up. I also have the xenon lights and can light up a 4 lane interstate, no chance of hitting anything with these lights.

123333333333333333334

5
popie on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it was great fun to drive and a great car to take on trips for long periods

Mini_A car everyone should own

5
rixr321 on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing. Powerformance comfort, Interior design is perfect. I perfect design. Get one and you will not be disappointed.

Huge Mini

4.9
LIVEfrom718 on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i absolutely love it. at 163hp this car flies!!! it doesn't sound too much, but between the weight and size it really hauls! it's a really fun car. i get the "it's a cute" care from a lot of people, but once they see the interior, the way it handles, and all the little extras people are really shocked. at first most people are reminded of the beetle and all the cuteness that surrounds that, but don't forget that this little guy is made from the folks at BMW!

If you enjoy driving, what's not to like

4.9
topmini on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looking for a driver's car that didn't break the bank, the Mini S can't be beat. Each time you slip into the leather seats, pop the sunroof and hear the throaty response of the exahust, you begin smiling. Once you actually zip off the mark and pull a quick corner (all within the speed limit, of course), the grin hits your lips and doesn't stop till you're parked and flip the 'unlock' toggle to end your latest fun journey - to the store, work, or a weekend away. Simply a joy to drive in every way.

GREAT CAR

4.8
JAZZYJOSH on 10/21/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT CAR, GREAT FUN.

Yellow Varoom!

5
Cheryl Farmer on 10/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only had the MINI 2 weeks. It far excedes expections. It is the first time that I have enjoyed driving the Innerstate.

First Months Impressions

4.6
jppd on 10/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Crisp handling is what we are told that separates Mini Cooper from its competitors. I whole hardily agree. The car has a feeling of being glued to the road. After having been told that 17" wheels and 205/45 were stiff and unforgiven I would say that on our roads in the Pacific Northwest don't exhibit this conclusion. Quality of materials is good, but the facia is quite plasticy. Powerful heated seats are too powerful, but that said your bum and back are toasty after only a minute or two. I'm surprised at the auto air conditioning system which seems to be much better than on my 2000 Audi A 6.

I LOVE MY YELLOW MINI!

5
MiniYellow on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It's fun to drive, it's fun to just look at! It makes me smile whenever I see it and when I am driving it I see that it makes other people smile as well!

Too much fun!

4.6
dmcc1964 on 10/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Every time I get in the driver's seat I want to pull onto the race track! This car is so much fun. I turns heads every time I drive it...Corvette and Porsche owners want to race. To date, I have been quite pleased with the mechanics of my MCS. It has performed flawlessly. Only complaint is the required high octane fuel costs and the clunky gearbox (I drove a Honda before...noted for its smooth gearbox).

Love this car...

5
reklawyks1 on 10/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There are a few reasons why I love this car- they are (in short) that it's a scrapper- it's not the biggest or fastest- but it handles like its glued to the asphalt and seems to be born and bred for zipping around the city or back country roads. I also like the fact that aftermarket parts are readily available and offered from quality shops.

my review

4.9
thecoolest on 10/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle runs smoothley and you can barely tell you are driving....if you are in the passenger seat you could end up falling asleep because it is really comftorable.i cant wait till next year's model!

mini comments

4.9
howard on 10/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cooper S is a fun, exhilirating ang just a hoot to drive.It offers excelent, handeling, braking, exceleration and many nice creature comforts.

Bang for the buck

5
CHILIMINI on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST FUN I HAVE EVER HAD FOR UNDER 20K GREAT LOOKS, FUN FACTOR, NOT A SINGLE PROBLEM, AND A CROWD GATHERS WHEREVER IT IS PARKED. DRIVES LIKE IT IS ON RAILS AROUND CORNERS. DO NOT SKIMP, GET THE DSC ATABILITY CONTROL, AND THE HARMON KARDON STEREO IS A MUST AS THE FACTORY ONE IS AS BAD AS MY ALARM CLOCK

It's cool Mom!

4.6
35 momma on 10/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My kids woke up the next morning and wanted me to drive them to school. They loved it.Come to find out, we are the only family in the whole school that has such a cool,fast sporty car! We love it!

6"4' and still have room

5
rak on 09/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cooper S is a perfect commuter car. I'm 6"4', and can still put the seat back another 2 inches. I have a 34' inseam, for those of you who thought I might have short legs. The car is a pleasure to drive. After driving a 87 BMW 325 for 16 years, I expect the car to be reliable. I love the way it handles. The reviews are much to hard on the cars steering. There is no play in the wheel, the way things should be made. Just like the BMW, the battery is in the rear, with a connection in the front should you need it. Steering, braking, and acceleration are all very good. This car is a blast!

100%

5
DIngleberry\] on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is great!

Super Mini Love affair

4.5
CommsortiumLTD on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I say "super mini" because it is a super little car. Drove the "S" and performance was not different enough to justify the cost. Mileage so far at 3500 is in mid 20's. Premium gas required making it still expensive for size. Seat adjustments are weird and difficult to operate. Rear seat is hard. Otherwise, a worthwhile buy. We have one and may buy another. Car gets tremendous attention everywhere..more than I ever got with my Porsches or Ferrarri!!!

mini is a winner

5
jrmkzo on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am extremely happy with my car. My sister baught one on the same day, now most of my family members are thinking of getting one. You get a lot of car packed into that price tag. Once in a while the pick up isn't that fast, but on the other occasions I find myself peeling the tires, but that is the only drag on the performance. Other wise, its excellent, and actually amazing in bad weather. I would highly recoment it.

Too Slooowww

3.9
HerbSchober on 09/17/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Too slooooowwww, needs larger engine to be a true sport type vehical.

Mini Cooper Proves Size Does Matter

5
VryDarkEyes on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since purchasing our Mini we've been seen driving around Southern California with an endless grin on our faces! The inside is very roomy. I have two teenage kids and we can all 4 fit comfortably inside our Mini without anyone having to sit with their knees in their chest. We attended our first Mini Rally (9/13/03) and had a chance to really play with the car and it performed awesome! Ours is the Mini, but handled and performed as well as the Cooper "S" on every twist and turn. The exterior styling is eye-catching. I have never had so many strangers approach me in all my life. Everyone wants to look at this car!

Mini Experience

5
Ron KLein on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Words cannot explain the experience with the Mini. I have other sports cars before and the Mini is in a class by itself. For the price and the car that you get I don't think there's anything else on the market to compare. Ron

eh?

5
knightnoah on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

good all around car is nice nice design, fast as hell and sweet to drive. turns alot of heads. cant wait for the convertable

BUMP IN THE ROAD

4.1
MEJORDON on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I CALL MY LITTLE JEWEL MY BUMP IN THE ROAD - BE SURE TO GET A BRIGHT COLOR SO YOU ARE SEEN. I LOVE IT

Motoring to Repairs

3.6
A. Calin on 09/17/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

After 14 visits to the dealer for repairs, one time having it towed to the dealer and countless calls (in excess of 25) to the MiniHelp line - all in 12 months. The fun is gone!!! There are cars that are lemons - and mine appears to be one of them! Too many issues to list, but the worst one is the fact that BMW will not fix an issue unless the issue is present when you bring it to the dealer. Example: my power steering worked intermittently for 2 months and was only fixed when the car overheated and had to be towed in - luckly the power steering didn't work when it was dropped off.

all mine

5
r6 on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car would'nt change a thing.dad always said if it aint broke dont fix it.

MINI S

4.6
ABBEY on 09/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A BLAST TO DRIVE AT ANY SPEED AND LESS THAN A CAMARY

Big Small Fun

4.9
ajm2002 on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just love the way this car feels when driving thru turns, very nutrual and forgiving. I thought a long highway trip would be an uncomfortable buzzy drone. but was pleasently supprised with 900+ miles run from NYC to Buffalo,NY, and back in one weekend

Mini S

4.5
Puaili on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My right window had not been able to go down and the BMW dealer has tried to fix it twice and thise third time I am waiting for a new part.

i love this car

5
Lester on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is a joy to drive

good car

5
twenty-7 on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its a good car

The best ever

5
LadyVamp1983 on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the best car out there today...it is the most fun I have ever driven and its easy to find your car in the parking lot too! The Milage is incrediable, I am averging 42 miles to the gallon. I gaurentee you will love it too!

Kool

5
001 on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car fun to drive I recomend it to anyone ,this car is great So go buy yours today !

AWESOME!!!

5
SMOKIE on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my experience is bar-none the greatest its been. will never go back to any other car of the sporty style etc!.. anybody knows like i do this is the ultimate german car for any person who like to things all in one...I used to live in germany and drive around with a friend of mine who had an early 80's model with a hopped up 4 cyl.What blew the doors off any v-8 vehicle ..talk about quick! huge sharp turns and curbs that germany has this car was unbelievably one heck of a stable street hugger!!"THAT'S A BLAST"!!So with that i'll sign off for now .thanks for your time and convenience"LATER"... sincerely, mini-cooper car fan!

Nothing Minor about Mini

5
Peejay on 08/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First hand experience of Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S Works, the little powerhouse just gets better and better. Never looked back since selling the Z3 M Roadster. This little car flatters the driver, diminishes the ego of other drivers with its cheeky charm, poise, handling and performance. Put on a favourite track and drive to the music. Never have another grey day - buy a mini.


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