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2002 MINI Cooper Hatchback

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Clutch and Transmission Failure
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By Fun in Del Mar
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2002 MINI Cooper Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had a lot of trouble initially with the computer system of the car, but the worst is that I had to have the clutch replaced at 75,000. miles and now I need a new transmission at 83,000. miles. Dealer tells me it's my driving - but I have been driving Beemer stick-shifts my whole life - I never had to have either one of those parts replaced until I got to 175,000. miles. Furthermore, all maintenance the car needs is very expensive - which may have to do with individual dealerships. Nor am I happy about the acceleration of the car. It certainly does not compare to any of the 3- series of the BMW's - but then again it's also cheaper.


Favorite Features

Design inside and out


Suggested Improvements

More pep, better cupholders


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Mighty
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By T Ritchison
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2002 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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My Mini S, makes me smile. It's everything I ever wanted in a small car. Lots of fun to drive. The 6 speed is awesome. The engine is very reponsive. I've taken many long trips. The hum of the engine & exhaust at 60- 80 MPH, is music. Never had so much fun. I'm a backpacker. The room in the back is perfect for wine, hiking poles, cooler, 1 large suitcase and 2 back packs. My only dislike; the run flat tires. Expensive to replace and are good for about 25-27 G's. But I can live with that! I believe, its the best reproduction ever. My Mini & Me. My license plate is MIGHTY. Its that and then some. Wow!


Favorite Features

Style, comfort, the dash board and CD. Awesome sound. I love the tu-tone paint. The six speed transmission is tight. The Mini brings lots of smiles to children and adults alike. I think when people see it, it makes them have a happier day. I know it does me.


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holder's, solid colors, with large GT stripes down the middle (complete wrap). Rear intense red light for driving in fog or severe weather. (European)


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2002 Mini Cooper S
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By Lisa
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2002 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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This car has been a real joy to drive. Not only does it handle exceptionally well in all weather conditions, it gets great mileage and has been very reliable. I replaced the run-flat tires with some wider softer tread tires, and that really made the car ride much more smoothly. I just carry a can of flat fixer in case I ever get a flat, which I have not in all the years I've owned it. I always tell people that the mini is not a luxury car, it drives like a sports car. The design is extremely utilitarian, which I like! I think everyone should own a Mini!


Favorite Features

Dashboard design, handling around curves, responsiveness... when I step on the gas she goes!


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Best Car. . .Ever
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Drew
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2002 MINI Cooper Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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The MINI Cooper S is, without a doubt, one of the greatest autos ever delivered to the masses. It combines just about every ideal for a car, from safety to sporty, economy to performance, capacity to compactness (read "park it anywhere"). I've had mine for a year and have literally nothing but praise for it, and can't wait to drive it every time I've got to go somewhere. Now I'm just wondering when the honeymoon will end.


Favorite Features

Size for parking is #1. Gas mileage, grip and cornering, acceleration, huge sunroof, transmission.


Suggested Improvements

Seats are comfy, but could be a little better for longer rides. Engine/road noise is great for the sporty feel of the car, but can get tiresome if you spend the whole day driving. Stock stereo could use an upgrade (standard AUX input would be nice).


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Fun
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By MILTON
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2002 MINI Cooper Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the most fun car I have ever driven. Its only downfall is that it is a little weak on take off. Its high end speed and gas mileage at the high end are great. There is no way to explain the handling and fun factor.


Favorite Features

The handling, fun, and how easy it is to park.


Suggested Improvements

The climate controls are a little hard to reach at 6'3". But on auto you really don't have to adjust them.


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