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2006 Mini Convertible Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by m.mulvany



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Reviewed: 2006 Mini Convertible

2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Why Not the 2006 Mini Convertible?

Powertrain performance

The way the CVT in this base model yo-yos trying to "find the right gear" is awful, particularly in hilly or mountainous terrain. Fortunately Cooper discontinued this transmission the year after we bought ours. Too bad for us.


We have the convertible which is loud top up or down. This is to be expected. Given how much fun the car is, even with the CVT, the noise is worth it.

Rear seat room & comfort

The rear seat is usable only as a package tray, though it does serve to hold a second carry-on bag.

This review was originally a two-car comparison review. Read the other half here.

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