It's a piece of history with modern underpinnings, BMW-engineered suspension and steering, chock-full of comfort and safety features, hatchback utility, free scheduled maintenance for three years/36,000 miles.
Not enough horsepower in base model, questionable seat comfort, not much room for passengers and cargo, some low-grade interior materials.
Is the 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 Cooper Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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2005 mini cooper Convertible Gas Mileage
2005 mini cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 24 combined MPG 22 city MPG/29 highway MPG
2005 mini cooper 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/32 highway MPG
Used 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible Overview
The used 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible is offered in the following styles: S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M), and 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Cooper Convertible models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2005 Cooper Convertible comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible?
Save up to $154 on one of 9 used 2005 MINI Coopers for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $2900 as of Apr 21, 2018, based on data from 9 dealers and 2 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2005 MINI Cooper trim styles:
The used 2005 MINI Cooper Base is priced around $5459 with average odometer reading of 85732 miles.
The used 2005 MINI Cooper S is priced around $5868 with average odometer reading of 93153 miles.
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What do people think of the 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Cooper Convertible a 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 Cooper Convertible.
Review I spent extensive time researching MINI models and years, contacting dealerships, and ended up finding the perfect MINI from a private seller down the street. I spend an extensive amount of time driving due to work and a long-distance relationship, and have never been disappointed. I am a careful driver and take good care of my car, but made the mistake of using summer performance tires throughout the Wisconsin winter...still handled fabulously! There really is nothing this little car can't do; I read through thousands of reviews before purchasing, and while the dealership inconvenience and fairly high prices for repair remain true, I have had little to no problems otherwise
What options are available on the 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible?
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Available MINI Cooper 2005 Convertible Trims: John Cooper Works, Base, S
Exterior Colors: Pepper White, Midnight Black Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Electric Blue Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Volcanic Orange, Horizon Blue Metallic , Spice Orange Metallic, Thunder Gray Metallic, Iced Chocolate Metallic, Moonwalk Gray Metallic, Ice Blue, Laser Blue Metallic, Astro Black Metallic, British Racing Green II Metallic, Dark Silver Metallic, Lapisluxury Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, Eclipse Gray Metallic, Highclass Gray Metallic, Velvet Silver Metallic, Chili Red, Hot Chocolate Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, British Racing Green II, Hyper Blue Metallic, Indi Blue Metallic, Interchange Yellow, Liquid Yellow, British Racing Green Metallic, Hot Orange Metallic, Jet Black, Mellow Yellow, Oxygen Blue, Pure Silver Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Space Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth, Black Pearl leatherette/cloth, Carbon Black Cross Punch leather, Double Stripe Carbon Black premium cloth, Carbon Black SensaTec leatherette, Carbon Black leather/sueded microfiber, Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth, Carbon Black leatherette, Carbon Black leather/cloth, Lounge Carbon Black leather, Black/Panther Black leatherette, Panther Black/Panther Black, Grey/Carbon Black leatherette, MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge leather, Diamond Carbon Black leather/cloth, Black Pearl leather/cloth, Panther Black Leather, Black/Panther Black, Dark Truffle Cross Punch leather, Gray/Black, Punch Carbon Black leather, Carbon Black Lounge leather, Gravity Tuscan Beige leather, Gray/Black leatherette, Malt Brown leather, Pacific Blue/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Panther Black leather, Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Carbon Black Dinamica/Cloth leather/cloth, Cordoba Beige, Dark Blue leather, Diamond Satellite Gray leather/cloth, Gravity Tuscan Beige/Tuscan Beige leather, Gray/Carbon Black leatherette, Lounge Redwood leather, MINI Yours Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Panther Black Leatherette, Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Rooster Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Sunrise/Dark Blue, Tech White leather/cloth
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Automatic Emergency Braking, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Soft Top, Tire Pressure Warning, Sunroof/Moonroof, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Back-up camera, Heads up display, Heated seats, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo