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I Love My Mini
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By MDGiusti
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2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love my Mini. I have had it for a little more than two years now and it has treated me very well. My wife and I evacuated from three hurricanes in it (including Katrina and Rita) and its fuel economy and comfort helped us survive the ordeals. We were still driving while less gas-miserly cars had long-since run out of fuel. Evacuations aside, I love driving my little car. It is great fun and I still get envious looks while driving around town. Don't be scared away by size either... I am a 250-pound 6-foot-one man and fit comfortably.


Favorite Features

The exterior trim and interior details.


Suggested Improvements

Offer a blackout option for the sunroof.


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Awesome Little Thing
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By JP Money
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2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

For both driving spirited and casually, the MINI Cooper S is an awesome car. For a young single male, it has enough space for anything I need and enough room for three of my friends. It is peppy and fun to drive. I have never had a problem with it, knock on wood. This a rare compliment for cars nowadays, which are often over shadowed by complaints. This is the best small car out there!


Favorite Features

The supercharger whine, fun factor, and great handling.


Suggested Improvements

No more run flat tires!


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Love my mini
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By John
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2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

My 2005 MINI Cooper S is a great car. It is lots of fun to drive and fast. It is the perfect car.


Favorite Features

How fun it is to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Make it even faster.


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New Owner
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By miniplatz
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Vehicle

2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I drove it for two days in the West Virginia mountains using the paddel shifter. It was a blast. The only change I would make is an electric adjustable drivers seat. It is a great car, but it is not as much fun as my 1990 British Open Mini. Everyone should have one.


Favorite Features

The automatic transmission after I got used to it.


Suggested Improvements

Don't break it if it isn't broken.


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'05 Mini
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By jrfats
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Vehicle

2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I'm delighted with this Mini. I call it a go cart with air conditioning. I wish that the tires would last longer, but that is a low profile run flat problem. I wish that there were more dealers as I keep the car in Montana - it is over 400 miles to the nearest one. So far, I have had no problems. The brakes are much better than in the 2003 model, which I still have in another location.


Favorite Features

The handling. I use it as a daily driver and love it. I'm 67 years old.


Suggested Improvements

Give it 4 wheel drive. I would like to have a spare tire as I've had three flats on my 2003 same model. This is picky, but I don't like the interior lights on/off switches.


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