2005 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Needs better quality control

2005 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Needs better quality control
By big john on


2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


04/20/2006 Passenger door reflector fell off, passenger seat spring loose, clock runs very fast (new speedometer assy. required to repair) 06/29/2006 Passenger seat airbag sensor not properly installed 09/17/2006 Driver window would not operate 05/17/2007 SES light. Replaced oxygen sensor 01/23/2008 Replaced heater thermostat housing. Front tires needed replacement at 26,000 miles 06/09/2008 Replaced ignition switch & control unit for electronic drive away protection 07/15/2008 Replaced power steering fan and grille

Best Features

Lots of fun to drive. Attracts a lot of attention. Love the moon roof. Excellent air conditioner. Great lighting inside and outside. Full maintenance coverage for three years - no arguments.

Worst Features

Needs general quality improvement. Outside trim is not well fastened. Hard ride. Very high tire wear for such a light car. Needs bigger brakes to help stop fast pad wear.
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