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3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Marian
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2009 MINI Cooper Convertible S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I purchased my 2009 Cooper S brand new (7 miles on it) in January 2009 from Brian Harris in Baton Rouge. It has needed various major repairs on SIX occasions in a 15 months of ownership. It has also needed an additional two tows 90 miles away (from New Orleans) to have the run flats changed. The repairs have involved mechanical and electronic defects. Perhaps this model is defective, but the car is utterly unreliable. And if you don't live near a dealership, forget about this car. It is cute and fun, but for the cost in time and money of dragging it in to a dealer time and again (and they never seem to know how to fix this model definitively), please save yourself the aggravation.


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Also, if you are purchasing this car from Baton Rouge, Brian Harris, the service department has no clue how to fix your car definitely. Also, rental cars are not in your warranty when your car inevitably breaks down.


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Buy one, your going to love it
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By Phil Balchan
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2009 MINI Cooper Convertible S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Traded in my 06' Miata due to warrenty issues with Mazada.Test drove the Mini S and was hooked and I mean hooked bad. I have owned several 3 series BMW'S so my expectations were High. The Mini didn't disapoint. Every aspect of this car's performance is excellent and is superior in every way as compaired to the Miata.


Best Features

performance and looks


Worst Features

better standard radio, that's all


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Just buy one!
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By Torj
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2009 MINI Cooper Convertible S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have owned many cars, from two seater roadsters to luxury sedans and I have to say the Mini tops them all. Excellent build quality, reliable, great gas mileage and pure driving excitement. I traded in my two year old Mercedes Benz for the Mini and I haven't regretted it a bit! If you have been thinking about getting a Mini, do yourself a favor, test drive one and you will be sold.


Best Features

Performance, Go-cart handling


Worst Features

The 17" rims with runflat tires can be a bit harsh at times,but hey, if you want the ride of a Cadillac then get a Cadillac!


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replacement for my 911
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By hellfire
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2009 MINI Cooper Convertible S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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No it's not a 911, but it is surprisingly more fun. The quirky character starts with the handling and interior, and goes all the way to the company propaganda (love the 'always open' mantra and the crazy ads that go with it). I can pull more g's in the corners than i could with my 911 or boxster even on stock suspension & tires (love the incredulous look as i pass them on the curvy on-ramps). incredibly easy to manage the manual transmission - heel-toe downshifts are easy, rev-matching is much easier than the supercharged minis. averaging 29MPG with spirited driving+some stopngo.


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there's an ineffable fun quality that has made me take more pointless rides in this car than any other i've driven, including 911's, turbos, mercedes, etc. it's the combo of handling, transmission and pep. surprisingly good exhaust note. hill holder takes drama out of hillstarts. great mileage too!


Worst Features

stock suspension lends itself to torque steer and skittish over bumps - lowering+tighter suspension helps. shifter throw a little long (nothing $150 short shift kit won't fix).


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Best Car Ive EVER had!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JimG
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2009 MINI Cooper Convertible S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

This is a drivers car, fast, fun and tossable. Lots of creature comforts with good quality interior materials. Gas mileage is exceptional and a real surprise.


Best Features

Love the interior comfort


Worst Features

Dont change a thing


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