2004 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
The MINI Cooper S is an exceptional small car with a big interior and great gas mileage in the city and on the highway (30/34). It easily fits four adults, with 6-ft.+ people in the front seat, or two adults and two dogs. Parking is a snap and the turning radius is about the same as the car length. The seats are comfortable even on long drives and road noise is minimal at high speeds.
Easy to park, fun to drive, great gas mileage, distinctive enough to find in a crowded parking lot -- even when parked between two SUVs!
The cup holders are narrow and situated oddly, which does not allow anything taller than a canned soda. Also, the boot-well indentation when the seats are folded flat is a problem for large dogs to find an area in which to lie down.
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