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Mini Car Maxi Fun
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By SPT
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2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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One of the best cars I have owned. Perfect for a city ... easy to park. Three issues: 1) Needs decent back bumper 2) poor visibility with top up and down 3) rough ride. This IS a sportscar not a sedan.


Best Features

The kick! This little car rocks. I am used to 300 plus HP and I was shocked when I put the peddle to the metal in this car. Lotsa room inside (if you are in the front.) 6' plus big guys will have little problem with this car.


Worst Features

Visibility. Rear window wiper. Bumpers.


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Red Mini
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By Jack Nesbitt
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2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Coming up on 10,000 miles. No major problems of any type. Rides hard as one would expect. Small noise in dashboard when on bad LA freeways. Gets great mileage. Averaging 31.7 mpg in LA combined highway and city.


Best Features

Great convertible


Worst Features

Install armrest as standard (bought aftermarket unit that really helps)


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MI MINI
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By smoul
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2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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My wife and I bought the car on impulse this past weekend, as I'm sure many others have. We already have an SUV, so we decided to go with something unique that is fun to drive and offers good performance and style. Only had it several days, but i did drive to the store at 10pm "to buy batteries".


Best Features

cool blue exterior with "web" 17 inch wheels and black bonnet stripes. Even though the performance ratings (0-60 6.8-7.0 sec) don't sound the best, the car feels real quick and it turns on a dime.


Worst Features

i have the 4-gauge optional package, which results in the speedometer being in front of the wheel instead of mid- console. This results in the steering wheel obstructing the speedometer from 50-90 mph and in this car you find yourself getting toward the higher number often.


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Cooper S has it, dollar for dollar
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By Mark
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2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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You want a good sports car for your money, buy the Mini Copper S but buy the S model becuase it's worth to pay the extra money for the Copper S.I drove one in the plant in Munich & wow what a sports car for the money & seats 4 people very well. Have the money try one out & buy it if you want a nice sports car for your money.


Best Features

everything


Worst Features

Let BMW make the Improvements


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Funfunfun
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By John & Traci
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2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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This is just plain FUN. We've both had Mustangs in the past, and we actually prefer this. We could have waited for the 05 Mustang Convertible, but once we drove this...it was a done deal. Quick, easy to handle and park ANYWHERE...especially crowded soccer fields...and boy do the heads turn! Great mileage. At first it felt like we were driving a 'target' after driving our SUV...but as quick and as safe ast it is...it's not a problem anymore. We love our MINI.


Best Features

The convertible...of course!! 6 speed...the speedometer in the middle, the kids love that!


Worst Features

Could use better speakers. More seat comfort. Other than that...perfect!


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