Written on: 15/11/2008
I thought I was buying into solid technology. what I bought was a complete liability with enormous bills the like of which I have never seen in nearly 30 years of motoring. The constant worry of warnng lights coming on, in and out of the garage, re-checking the tyres and then the M3 incident prompts me to warn EVERYONE out there to fear for your life if you drive one of these cars. I cannot begin to describe my disappointment in this car. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2007 by MiniMikeUK (2 reviews written)
The Mini Cooper S isn't a highly practical car, having a fairly small boot and harsh ride when fitted with Sports Suspension Plus and 17" wheels. If you're after a performance car that's fun to drive, then these are very minor shortcomings. In fact, the hard suspension gives you even more feel for the road. There's more feedback than the Peugeot 205 or Golf GTI, and it's certainly quicker, especially around the twisties. If you're experienced enough to appreciate just what this little car... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2007 by Amandflem (1 review written)
Bough mine in Feb 06. Now on my 4 set of run flat tyres! Air bag and tyre pressure light on permanently despite being in 5 times to fix. This morning battery flat after strange whining sound and appears that the power steering has gone - possible £400 for parts.
Not happy. (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2006 by Dave7 (1 review written)
Love the Mini Cooper S and think that I will drive it forever! Handling is fantastic - very predictable and fun. Goes round corners like nothing else that I have ever driven. Great performance but gears could be a bit shorter although I think that this is something that has been sorted in the newer models. Still gets peoples heads turning.
Have had a baby and can manage to fit a pram and car seat in without putting the back seats down but there is not much room for anything else!
Has had... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2004 by tisdalj (4 reviews written)
After waiting over 14 months for one of the first Cooper S's my first experience of the car was not good. The car did not come fitted with some of the options I had paid for and the bonnet wouldn't shut properly.
As the MINI was a brand new design I was expecting some problems, but actually had surprisingly little trouble over my 20 months of ownership. The car was recalled for a handbrake issue there were a few rattles, and the car would pull to the left. All fixed under... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2004 by dduck (2 reviews written)
Had a good long drive along my favourite backroad with the new 170hp Mini Cooper S the other day. Next day, same conditions with a 2002 Peugeot 206 GTI 2,0. Contrary to all the hype-reviews on the Mini, this is what I noticed only while driving the Pug: I was laughing! Why? Because the car was so fantastically entertaining and involving when pushed along this badly surfaced, hilly and curvy strech of road. Steering, front end bite, traction, balance, all helped make it so much more enjoyable... (read more)