2005 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: It's a Keeper

2005 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual)

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It's a Keeper
By lombardoca on


2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Bought my 2005 Cooper S used (one year old and 12,000 miles on it). Don't put a lot of miles on it, but it is driven most days. Repairs needed by 25,000-30,000 miles indicate that many of the components just aren't the sturdiest (wheels, tires, multiple oil leaks and a power steering fluid leak, suspension parts in need of replacement), but with the work done, it seems like new, and I would like to drive it forever.

Best Features

Ride, cornering, PARKING! From day one, I was parallel parking in spaces I would never have considered with any other car I've owned. For a tiny car, the back seat is surprisingly roomy.

Worst Features

Smaller rear-view mirror would improve forward visibility. That thing takes up a whole lot of the windshield.
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