This is a fun car to drive. People see
me on the road and smile. It is
extremely stable and handles well.
Because it is a "driving machine" the
ride is a bit rough.
The main problem I have had is that it
shifts quite roughly. Sometimes I have
to try many times to get into reverse.
I have asked the dealer about this and
have been told I do not know what I am
The rubber gasket around the top of the
windshield has come apart three times
The cruise control is not very good.
When I set the cruise control, it
lunges and usually slows down a few mph
from where I set it.
heat and air system
many safety features that helped the
tires that don't go flat
have a cover rather than a screen on
the sunroof to keep the sun out in the
heat of the day
improve the cruise control
put the gas gauge in front of the driver
2004 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
The Mini Cooper is by far the best car
I've ever owned. It is a great deal of
fun to drive, handles extremely well
and is suprisingly comfortable even on
long trips. Very fuel efficient too, a
big plus with gas prices rising daily!
I highly recommend this car!
Great car to go zipping around in.
comfortable on long trips, and good on
gas. Makes us pack lighter since not
much trunk room. Xenon Headlights work
great! Can see all around you! Will
never buy another car without heated
seats now that I have them.People seem
to always smile when they see you
coming, less road rage for sure!
Teenagers don't mind being seen with
Mom in this car! Looking for second MINI
heated seats and optional headlights.
friendly drivers and safe feeling when
in this car. So glad we bought a mini.
better cup holders and more storage
compartments. back windows should open.
nicer salespeople who aren't so snobby!
The car looks cool on the outside but
it needs some help with the interior
finish. The sunroof rattles. My
dealer pretends the problem does not
The biggest pain is the placement of
the foot pedals. Every time you use
the clutch, your left foot smacks
against the door of the fuse box. It
makes a resounding smack and is quite
The interior styling is nice, but the
color choices are limited. For
example, a tan interior looks good with
British Racing Green paint. However,
they charge $1300 more for that!
Otherwise your choices are limited to
black with silver plastic, or black
with grey plastic.
Favorite feature: the exterior
styling. What a cool looking car. It
is fun to drive, and the motor seems
very well designed.
Fix the lame sunroof. Fix the stupid
fuse box door. Give customers more
interior color choices.
This car is a blast to drive. We live
in the Colorao Mountains and it handles
the hills and curves quickly and with
stable steering. Nothing like blowing
by everyone as you head up the pass on
I-70. I will admit it is a bit like
riding a rollercoaster when we get more
than 6 inches of snow. But hey, on
those days we just use the SUV. We
have had this car since 2002 and people
still point and stare as I zip by. It
really is the most fun I have had
driving, including several more
expensive luxury sporsters. When we
first got it we were afraid that it
would not be comfortable for long
trips. I have driven it on several 6
hour trips and it has been great.
The big sun roof and the racing stripe
paint job. The interior climate
control works great.