2006 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Annoyances Trump Fun
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2006 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Annoyances Trump Fun
By goldsbar on

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2006 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

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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!

Best Features

Fun to drive at sane speeds, tight and sporty feeling suspension

Worst Features

Tires, gas mileage, blindspot with convertible, price
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