2006 MINI Cooper Convertible 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Cute, fun car to drive. You'll get lots of compliments! Good power and cornering. Great gas mileage. Visibility is poor when top is up; average when top is down. Roll bars stick up and ruin the line of the car. The Miata is superior for design and visibility. In fact, I miss my old Miata but needed more space.
Cool speedometer. Like knowing the outside temperature. You must get heated seats!
I live in a place where it doesn't get really hot so the heater is completely inadequate when the top is down and the temp drops below 70. Bring a coat and hat.
2006 MINI Cooper Convertible S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
I've owned several fun cars in my life and this one just doesn't measure up. The annoyances really got to me after a while. Not a lot of engine for the price. Run flats had horrible grip off the line. Tires chirped at the slightest provocation. Horrible gas mileage - low 20's - for the size of the car and power. Engine was annoying and very economy car like. Didn't give that "I want to go faster" feeling. Huge blindspot with the top up. Yes, it was fun to drive even at slow speeds which is important. Handling is very good but not great by any means. Better cars for the money out there!
Fun to drive at sane speeds, tight and sporty feeling suspension
Tires, gas mileage, blindspot with convertible, price