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Written on: 24/12/2012 by Nonegiven (2 reviews written)
I would like to know what other cars the reviewers have driven? I have never driven a car that handles so badly in my life and I have driven lots of cars. I would not risk my life taking a mini round the corner at high speeds. A ford focus zetec mk2 handles 100% better than a mini. The perfmance is fantastic but it is of no use with such poor handling. Some cars handle better than they perform but others like the mino perform better than the handle and that is the worst thing a car can do… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2012
I LOVE this car.. the only thing that bothers me is the hesitation I'm finding between gears (automatic). I'm used to a 6 cylinder so that may have something to do with it but EVERYTHING else is GREAT. I also splurged on the cooper connect (which is the new iphone connection with nav screen on the center counsel). It was well worth it (since i'm an iPhone addict). I have had the car nearly a year now and filled it up probably once... JK! I love the milage on this thing... i went from the… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/02/2012
Don't get me wrong I love driving my 2010 mini clubman S and I love the way it looks. I have to say a major deterrent for repurchasing the same model is to never get the performance package !!!!! The front bumper is soooooo low that when I pull out of my driveway which is very low, the bumper has come off 3 times and one time pulled the sensor completely off so I was not able to get any airconditioning. I went over a pot hole and the entire front bumper cracked in half and I had to pay $750.00… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/04/2011
Bought my brand spanking new 2011 mini cooper s 2 months ago (R56). Live in Cape Town, South Africa. Pity our fuel is so expensive...this car wants to be driven. It shouts at me for cruising about and screams to drive it hard. Though rather fuel efficient if driven conservatively, but who cares, it brings about a smile when i approach it, when i enter the cockpit it yells at me to start it and when i drive it, it asks to embrace the fear factor, cause it sticks to the tar on bends, on tight… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2009
I love the Mini Cooper S. I race it and it can keep up with the high hp cars on the turns and even pass them. It does lack on the streight aways though. That is something you should work on. Many girls at my school think it is "cuite" and "great size". If you are looking for a car that gets great mileage, take turns like a gocart, and a great price. Mini Cooper S is your choice. Watch "The Italian Job" and you will know what a Mini cooper S can handle. I love this car and I will never… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/09/2009
Purchased my '05 convertable one year ago, and I have absolutely loved it. The roof started leaking this week, and sadly the warranty expired two weeks ago. I hope that I still love this car after I get an estimate for having the roof fixed!… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2009
The best car I've ever driven.period. I've driven lots of sports cars but the MINI Cooper S is the only car which you can drive with confidence whilst travelling at speed. The handling is just amazing, the steering works as quick as you can move your arms. I've driven cars with crazy accelaration, much faster than the Cooper S, but I would still choose a Cooper S; its good on fuel, quick, low road tax, stylish ..and above all, fun… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2009 by nintendonut (1 review written)
The mini cooper S is a great car for those who want to have fun driving down country lanes and also want a practical commuter car. The build quality is great although the centre console does creak when cold.
Mini's aren't cheap but the residuals mean that when you do come to sell it you aren't going to lose a great deal. With BMW build quality bits aren't going to fall off along the way either.
This is the Mk1 BMW mini so it is the supercharged version. Whilst this gives you great performance… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/03/2009 by WORKSS (1 review written)
When I was much younger I owned a 63 Morris Cooper S and when BMW built the new Mini it was love at first site for me.
I bought my Works Cooper S in May of 2004 and now have approximately 80,000 trouble free and totally enjoyable miles on it. I have had a 17 % under drive pulley fitted and still manage to obtain a constant 30 MPG. The only problem I have had is keeping tires on the front of it due to a lead right foot. As we have other larger vehicles we removed the rear seat and made a flat… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2009 by speakout (86 reviews written)
Had my Mini Cooper S now three years and it has been a great car to drive and nothing has gone wrong with it (so far). It's handling is the best thing about it and I liken it to a big go-kart as it does take corners superbly. Long journeys are great in it which I was a little sceptical about it when I first bought it as I though I might feel cramped etc but the seats provide excellent support.
The stereo provides great sound. When I bought the car I had the iPod connector fitted which has… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/11/2008 by adrenalin123 (2 reviews written)
I have owned a lot of cars and this is definately the most enjoyable to drive. For it's size it is a little on the thirsty side. You can't fit a bike rack on it easily (minor point). Mine is 4 years old but it still feels rock solid… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/11/2008
Comfortable, not as bad as people have previously said it is on fuel (and I do not drive slow), great looking car and can leave a lot of cars standing"!
Love the car looks great really fun to drive and very fast… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/07/2008 by cm101 (1 review written)
Love it! The Mini Cooper has good steering, great handling, amazing feel inside and out, great accesories and is fun to drive!… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/04/2008 by socram13 (9 reviews written)
As a lifelong Mini enthusiast, I suppose I am biased, having always had at least one Mini since early 1963. These have covere every thing from the Minivan, through modified 850cc, 998 Cooper and highly modified Cooper S - original type. Though that rip-snorting original S was a wonderful car, the modern S is so much morecompetent.
Brakes are just stunning with local tests showing a stop from 100kph to zero in about 26 metres.
Unfortunately, local speed limits and traffic reinforcement means… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/03/2008
Best car I have owned and I have owned quite a few. I bought my Cooper S with loads of extras on it in Belfast and saved a couple of grand and BMW taxed it for 6 months and paid for the ferry travel over so I was well happy. I think the car is expensive and I actually never set out to buy one, I just came across it whilst working in Belfast, test drove it and it would have been rude to leave it behind. I didn't have a clue how much the insurance was and my dad insured it for me at the beginning… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/01/2008 by booths (1 review written)
The mini is a great car to drive and I may have been unlucky with the amount of problems experienced in the first few weeks of ownership but did have the opportunity to test drive three courtesy cars while mine was in for repair a cooper, coopers and diesel and all had dash rattles.
Feel now that mini is over hyped and over priced being much cheaper to buy in America even though being assembled in the UK ,and the build quality and customer service poor in my experience,you may be luckier but… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/07/2007 by Mini Man 07 (1 review written)
This is the first Mini Cooper I have owned, I have loved their style ever since watching "The Italian Job" for the first time. It has lived up to all my expectations. I had rented one a little over a year ago, except it was a 2005 Mini Cooper S Diesel and even then, it had plenty of power. The handling and power are awesome, I have only had the wheels slip once and that was at a take off on wet pavement with the Sport button engaged, and it was a little more than normal acceleration. Parking is… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/01/2007 by tonybelcher (1 review written)
Just over a year ago I changed my BMW 545 4.5 litre for a Mini Cooper S with all the extras including Sat Nav, Bluetooth telephone etc. - It cost £22,000 in all and was worth every penny.
The car certainly has the GRIN factor - I've done 22,000 trouble free miles and enjoyed every minute. The BMW 545 was obviously faster, more comfortable and performed very well but it didn't have that man with machine feel, in fact it was a bit like driving a fast feather bed. WOW the Mini is great.
I have… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/10/2006 by Australiafelix (1 review written)
The Mini Cooper S convertible is without doubt the most hilarious car I ever owned. When I hit a kangaroo in my SL600 it cost me $28000 to fix. In the Mini you just steer around it no matter how fast you're going. Not rip snortingly fast in a straight line, but plenty fast enough, and if you can find a better handling car for under a hundred grand, let me know. Oh, and the roof doesn't leak. (Porsche, take note.) Also, note To Mini - how about a 3 litre V6 and four wheel drive? Your first… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2006 by Chriswise (1 review written)
"My other car is a Lotus" - as they say. An Elan S2 to be precise. And while I didn't expect the Mini to match the fun of driving that, I have to say I've been in the Cooper S every day since I bought it. It's very easy to live with - but still fun to drive. And even though there are thousands of them on the roads, there are zillions of accessories and options to ensure you can still have a pretty unique vehicle - or at least one that suits you down to the ground. The ONLY thing that lets it… Read Full Review
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