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 $192.2 on one of 6 used 2005 MINI Coopers for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $2900 as of Mar 21, 2018, based on data from 6 dealers and 5 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2005 MINI Cooper trim styles:
The used 2005 MINI Cooper Base is priced around $4950 with average odometer reading of 93562 miles.
The used 2005 MINI Cooper S is priced around $6121 with average odometer reading of 103231 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, S, Base
Exterior Colors: Pepper White, Midnight Black Metallic, Volcanic Orange, Blazing Red Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Electric Blue Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Horizon Blue Metallic , Ice Blue, Thunder Gray Metallic, Spice Orange Metallic, Astro Black Metallic, British Racing Green II, Pure Silver Metallic, Lightning Blue Metallic, Moonwalk Gray Metallic, Oxygen Blue, British Racing Green II Metallic, Eclipse Gray Metallic, Highclass Gray Metallic, Hot Chocolate Metallic, Iced Chocolate Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic, Lapisluxury Blue, Mellow Yellow, Nightfire Red Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Chili Red, Interchange Yellow, Jet Black, Liquid Yellow, Velvet Silver Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Cool Blue Metallic, Dark Silver Metallic, Hyper Blue Metallic, Indi Blue Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Space Blue Metallic, Thunder Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth, Carbon Black Cross Punch leather, Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth, Carbon Black SensaTec leatherette, Black Pearl leatherette/cloth, Double Stripe Carbon Black premium cloth, Carbon Black leather/sueded microfiber, Carbon Black leather/cloth, Carbon Black leatherette, Lounge Carbon Black leather, Gravity Polar Beige leather, Black Pearl leather/cloth, Diamond Carbon Black leather/cloth, MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge leather, Panther Black/Panther Black, Grey/Carbon Black leatherette, Punch Carbon Black leather, Carbon Black Lounge leather, Pacific Blue/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Dark Truffle Cross Punch leather, Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Toffee Lounge leather, Black/Panther Black leatherette, Lounge Satellite Gray leather, Malt Brown leather, Rooster Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Black/Panther Black, Carbon Black Checkered cloth, Carbon Black Dinamica/Cloth leather/cloth, Cordoba Beige, Cordoba Beige leather, Diamond Satellite Gray leather/cloth, Gray/Black, Gray/Black leatherette, Gray/Carbon Black leatherette, Lapis Blue/Panther Black leather, Lounge Classic Green leather, Lounge Dark Truffle leather, Lounge Hot Chocolate leather, Lounge Redwood Red/Redwood Red leather, Lounge Redwood leather, Lounge Toffee leather, MINI Yours Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Panther Black Leather, Panther Black Leatherette, Panther Black leather, Polar Beige Gravity leather, Space Gray/Magnesium Gray
Popular Features: Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Auto Climate Control, USB Inputs, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Heated seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Soft Top, Tire Pressure Warning, Alarm, Back-up camera, Heads up display