10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Fun to drive when I can
By JaeC on
2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
First off, this is a very fun car to drive. The wheels always sticks to the road and the supercharger helps with instant push on road. BMW has done a great job putting the car together but also failed horribly on some parts. German engineering is seen and felt every where, for better or for worse. (See 'Suggested Improvements')
The interior design is just amazing. Tiny car but big room inside.
O2 sensor failed at least once a year. EML and Service Engine light came on due to vacuum leak. Three times already on the same spot! Any repair is an arm and a leg due to German engineering. Even my mechanic who only works on mini and BMW hates working on the mini.