2007 MINI Cooper Long Term Road Test


2007 Mini Cooper S: Toy Story

November 26, 2007

The 2007 Mini Cooper is like a fun little toy that you love killing time with. With its peppy engine, it's just as much of a blast to pilot as an RC car. And its miniature dimensions -- which came in so handy during this holiday weekend of crowded parking lots -- only heighten this impression.

Unfortunately, though, the Mini is also toylike in one way that's a bit less impressive...

I'm talking about its doors. Seems like even the cheapest economy cars these days manage to serve up solid doors that close with a satisfying thunk. Not so with the Mini. I found myself wincing at the tinny sound made when I slammed its doors shut. Sounded like they were about to fall off the hinges, and I swear I wasn't slamming them that hard.

Toys have their pluses and minuses, I guess.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 7,314 miles

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