Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe Pricing

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2012 Highlights

The 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe is an all-new model.


  • Sharp handling
  • distinctive exterior styling
  • great fuel economy
  • highly customizable
  • all the fun you normally get from a Mini Cooper now available in a two-seater.


  • No measurable performance gain over regular Cooper hatchback
  • choppy ride (especially in the John Cooper Works trim)
  • limited outward visibility
  • more expensive than Cooper hatchback.

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Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe for Sale

MINI Cooper Coupe 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Lightning Blue Metallic 48,915 miles
Used 2012MINI Cooper CoupeBase
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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$289 Below Market
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AUTOMATIC***LEATHER***LOW MILES***NEW VA INSPECTION***REMOTE KEY LESS ENTRY***ALLY WHEELS***SPOILER***SPEED SENSITIVE WIPERS*** Brown's Manassas Kia is honored to present a wonderful example of pure vehicle design... this 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe only has 48,915mi on it and could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! The greater your fuel-efficiency, the less your carbon footprint. And with exceptional MPGs, this MINI Cooper Coupe treads ever so lightly on Mother Earth. Low, low mileage coupled with an exacting maintenance program make this vehicle a rare find. Based on the superb condition of this vehicle, along with the options and color, this MINI Cooper Coupe is sure to sell fast. More information about the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe: The MINI Coupe and Roadster are compact sports car that combine efficiency and fun in equal measures. A choice of 1.6L 4-cylinder engines power the two vehicles. Small displacement means good fuel economy, with all three engines achieving at least 33mpg on the highway. An optional turbocharger provides plenty of power for those wanting a bigger dose of straight line speed. Prices start at just over $22,000 for the Coupe and just under $25,000 for the Roadster. Strengths of this model include Fun, maneuverable and well equipped., stylish, and compact

MINI Cooper Coupe 2012 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth47,633 miles
Used 2012MINI Cooper CoupeS
Est.Loan: $243/mo
MINI Cooper Coupe 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Midnight Black Metallic Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth33,563 miles
Used 2012MINI Cooper CoupeBase
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MINI Cooper Coupe 2012 John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Midnight Black Metallic John Cooper Works Black Checkered cloth79,268 miles
Used 2012MINI Cooper CoupeJohn Cooper Works
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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SUPER RARE! FUEL EFFICIENT 33 MPG Hwy/25 MPG City! WAS $14,498, $900 below Kelley Blue Book! Clean. Heated Seats, Alloy Wheels, COLD WEATHER PKG, Satellite Radio, Turbo, CARBON BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM, RECARO SPORT SEATS SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Turbocharged, Satellite Radio, Aluminum Wheels Rear Spoiler, Steering Wheel Controls, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS.OPTION PACKAGES: RECARO SPORT SEATS, MINI CONNECTED: voice-command, comfort Bluetooth, USB/iPod adapter, smartphone integration, Combox controller, harman/kardon SOUND SYSTEM, COLD WEATHER PKG heated front seats, heated pwr folding mirrors w/washer jets (w/522 Xenon headlights 502 Retractable Headlight Washers), XENON HEADLIGHTS, KEYLESS-GO COMFORT ACCESS, CARBON BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM. MINI John Cooper Works with Midnight Black metallic exterior and John Cooper Works Blk Chk Clth interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 208 HP at 6000 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle, This Vehicle has gone through a 120 point service inspection.EXPERTS CONCLUDE: explains What we have here is essentially a hot-rod Mini. The roof is chopped, the windshield raked, and there are only two seats.. Great Gas Mileage: 33 MPG Hwy.EXCELLENT VALUE: Reduced from $14,498. This Coupe is priced $900 below Kelley Blue Book. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $31,200*.WHY BUY FROM US: Faulkner Subaru is a family owned and operated dealership with over 80 years of experience in providing our customers with great cars at an excellent price. Pricing analysis performed on 5/22/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Features & Specs

S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Horsepower181 hp @ 5500 rpm121 hp @ 6000 rpm208 hp @ 6000 rpm

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Fun to drive
This is a very small car that is fun to drive. I've had my 2012 since late 2011. The Laguna Green color I have was not in production for long so having a rare color is kind of fun. The MINI Connected system works pretty well even without an iPhone you get a fair amount of functionality and the center screen is very nice. The Bluetooth audio streaming works well with my the phones I've tried it with. The USB input also works well if you put mp3s onto a memory stick. My car has the HK sound system which sounds very good. What I've loved best about this car is parking it in the city. I've squeezed it into some really tiny spots on the street. The handling is great as well and the steering feel is strong. Even the base Cooper Coupe has plenty of power for a normal driver. I've never had any issue with respect to accelerating when necessary. The boot is fairly large for a MINI and there are some interesting little storage areas as well. The ride can be a little harsh on rough roads given the small wheelbase, but on good roads the ride quality is quite nice. The sport seats are very comfortable and supportive.
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Mini would prefer it if you saw the 2012 Coupe as a pure sports car, so much so that its boss Kay Segler felt the need to conduct the press conference at its launch wearing fireproof overalls.

And it's true that in its two-seat configuration and three-box design, its outline has far more in common with traditional purpose-built sports cars than any other to wear the Mini badge.

So how different is it really? We drove one of the first examples to find out.

Style or Substance?
It's hard to tell whether the 2012 Mini Coupe's styling is a landmark of modern design or an approximation of what the hatch might look like if you could persuade an elephant to sit on one. For what it's worth, I didn't like it at all when I first saw it, but after a day in and around it, I did at least get used to its looks.

In essence, the Coupe is almost an inch lower than the hatch and features a windshield with 13 degrees more rake. At the back a new opening has been designed to give the car a three-box shape and integrate a deployable rear spoiler into its deck. Thanks to the removal of the rear seats, the trunk has been substantially enlarged.

Inside, the architecture will be familiar to anyone who knows Mini but if you look up, you'll see scoops in the roof lining like the one Dan Gurney used in his GT40. They won't help you win Le Mans, but they do mean the Coupe offers just as much head space as the taller hatch, which is a neat trick.

Mechanically, however, very little is different. The engines are cut and paste from the hatchback and if you want go for the John Cooper Works model, you can say the same for the suspension, too. Standard coupes get stiffer dampers and thicker roll bars compared to their hatchback counterparts, but the springs are the same.

Don't expect that lower roof line and the lack of rear seats to result in less weight. That's because all the extra bracing to increase torsional rigidity and the weight of that rear spoiler system actually put on an extra 50 pounds or so.

The Moment of Truth
It doesn't take long before I realize that despite having no more power and a little extra weight, it feels faster than the standard hatchback. Sadly, it's not, at least not by much. Mini says the Coupe cuts a tenth off the 0-62-mph time only because the new shape has shifted the car's weight balance even farther to the front (though by how much it would not say) to provide a touch more traction off the line. And its 2-mph gain in top speed comes courtesy of the slight aerodynamic advantage conferred by that more acute windshield.

But let's not be delayed by the details. Fact is, whether its top speed is 148 or 150 mph, or whether it takes 6.4 or 6.5 seconds to reach 62 mph, this is one fast, little car. The more time I spend with its pint-size 1.6-liter engine, the more impressed by it I am. For such a small motor, 208 horsepower is a huge output even with a turbo attached. But what really impresses is that this power is delivered so evenly and smoothly across the wide power band, with no lag or slack throttle response.

And the way the 2012 Mini Coupe handles a twisty road shows again how well BMW understands how to translate the values of the original Mini to the 21st century. The steering is quick, the tires grippy, and when you really start to fling it, the balance impressively neutral for a front-drive car.

Far From Perfect
Which might lead you to think all was well with the new family member. But it's not. Whether this coupe is going to amuse or infuriate depends rather more on where you live more than it should.

The surfaces around Munich are impressively smooth, but even here the Germans have not been able to eliminate every rough road. And when you find one, the ride quality deteriorates quickly from satisfactory to unacceptable. It's not just your comfort, which you might not care about so much in a two-door sports car, but the fact that progress can get so jittery it spoils your enjoyment of the car's otherwise fundamentally good handling.

There are other problems, too. Just as you think the rear screen might be just a touch too small, the rear spoiler pops up and robs you of much of what little rearward vision was there. And that vast and silly central speedo works no better in here than in any other Mini.

A Tough Sell
But none of these things explains why the 2012 Mini Coupe disappoints. It's not about what it does, right or wrong. It's about what it does not do, namely provide you with a single serious reason to choose one over the standard hatchback. For all Mini's posturing about it being a sports car and however much Nomex its boss chooses to wear, the Coupe offers no more real-world performance over the standard hatchback, nor is it notably better to drive.

Then there's the fact that the hatch is cheaper and more practical. You can turn the hatch into a two-seater with more than double the trunk capacity of the Coupe by simply folding the rear seats. And you can get four people in one should the need arise. Not going to happen with the Coupe.

Even so, don't escape with the idea that Mini has produced a bad car, as it's still fast, fun and well finished. But Mini has missed a trick with it. If it had paid even half as much attention to the way the Coupe drives as it has to the way it looks, its claim to have built the brand's first proper sports car could have been credible.

It wouldn't have taken a complete reengineering, just some detail tuning: a little more power that the chassis could take with ease, a thoughtful retune of the suspension, a shorter final drive — that sort of thing. Then it could have been as good, or even better to drive than it looks. As it stands, however, there is one reason only to choose it over a Mini hatchback, and it has nothing to do with driving.

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Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe Overview

Pre-owned MINI Cooper Coupe models are available with a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 208 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe?

Save up to $300 on one of 4 Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,500 as of 05/26/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe Base is priced between $10,500 and $11,494 with odometer readings between 33563 and 48915 miles.
  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe John Cooper Works is priced between $13,000 and $13,000 with odometer readings between 79268 and 79268 miles.
  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe S is priced between $12,987 and $12,987 with odometer readings between 47633 and 47633 miles.

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