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Why (Not) the Mini Cooper?

Mini Cooper reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Cooper.

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Mini Cooper Reviews

11/12/12

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  Off the charts in fun to drive!
A member in Missouri, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling
Unique, and eye-catching, retro and modern. Abundant color choices, and contrasting roof and graphic treatments as well.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Ride smoothness
The flip side of MINI's handling is the firm ride. It's not different than I expected, but prospective purchasers should be aware of this aspect. It's not dis-"liked" by me, but may be a con for others.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Feature availability, Powertrain performance, Handling



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03/13/13

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  Why a Mini?
A member in West Virginia, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling
FUN to drive--holds the corners like a go-kart!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Rear seat room & comfort
Rear seat room is extremely limited but it's a Mini...not a mini van!

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Controls and instruments, Exterior styling, Ride smoothness, Warranty, maintenance cost

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Tires, Front seat room

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12/19/12

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Fuel economy
The marketed fuel efficiency ratings are somewhat accurate. In city driving, I'm getting the "rated" 27 mpg. That rate, however, decreases as idle times (red light, stop sign, stuck in traffic, warming up the engine, etc.) increases. The 36 highway mpg can only be achieved if you stick between 65-70 mph, even on sixth gear. Regardless, getting relatively high fuel efficiency from a car that such a joy to drive is one of it's best selling points.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Quietness
Road and wind noise gallore! Two years of ownership and I'm still noticing it, especially at highway speeds. Some say it's the lack of sound deadening features, while others blame cheap aftermarket tires. I'm also starting to hear creaking noises from the back.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling, Powertrain performance, Audio & nav systems, Interior styling

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Ride smoothness, Rear seat room & comfort, Tires, Reliability & durability

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06/17/12

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling
Fun exterior styling

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Reliability & durability
60k miles and I'm looking for a new car. Love the car but it can't go woot constant repairs. 2 timing chain repairs fuel pressure pump, carbon buildup, clutch replacement, nav DVD drive.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling, Fuel economy, Audio & nav systems, Powertrain performance

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Warranty, maintenance cost, Dealer practices, Materials & workmanship, Ride smoothness

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09/04/11

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A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling
Great handling. I got the stock suspension so I could mod it later with parts of my choosing, but even stock the Cooper is very good for a modern production car. A 19mm rear anti-sway bar made it handle better than I could have imagined.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Fuel economy, Driving position & visibility

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Interior styling

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05/20/11

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling
You can do no wrong in this car. Best handling, most fun car on the road. Car is balanced with extreme handling, braking and power.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Feature availability
More features should be standard. They nickel and dime you on the options excessively, and the design is not aftermarket friendly if you want to take a different route.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Powertrain performance, Exterior styling

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Price or payments, Powertrain performance, Ride smoothness

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01/27/10

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A member in Oregon, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling
looks cool



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01/20/10

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A member in New York, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling
sporty

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Cargo capacity
golf clubs and gear for two, a breeze, plenty of room.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling, Fuel economy, Front seat room, Front seat support & comfort

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling, Dealer practices

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01/05/10

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A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Exterior styling
Its a Mini Cooper! Everyone waves to you while you are driving it. I like a unique car.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling, Fuel economy



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11/20/09

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mini Cooper: Handling
Like a go-kart, quick and agile.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Ride smoothness
Beats you up on rough roads.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mini Cooper: Fuel economy, Exterior styling, Front seat support & comfort, Powertrain performance

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mini Cooper: Quietness, Rear seat room & comfort, Reliability & durability

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