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4.13 out of 5 stars

Cute Car, Expensive up keep

redthirteen, 11/16/2010
2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
29 of 30 people found this review helpful

I love the look of the Mini. I love driving the mini it actually makes driving in traffic fun. But once you have to fix something on your mini, it can be very expensive. Once your car is out of warranty, Mini USA refuses to take any responsibility for their cars. They will not fix even a manufacturers defect, and cover themselves by saying it is out of the 3 year warranty. They are cute cars but are not made to last.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

i luv my mini*

mini-bmw, 11/20/2010
2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
31 of 34 people found this review helpful

i bought my mini s when he was 5 years old w/65k on him. no problems w/ole mini, 10k miles & 8 months later. we seem thirstier than usual in regards to drinking oil & water-no leaks found. the mini people are more expensive than others, but it's German. the BMW feel is felt throughout- quality, handling, throttle, & performance overall. its true w/the German autos; the harder you drive em, the better they perform. the kick down is nice-no problems passing others. holds the road well, rain or shine. i've had none of the issues others have mentioned. i dont think the mini was meant for stop & go traffic, it likes to run the roads. unlike others, i keep up on my maintenance. more than oil changes.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive when I can

JaeC, 10/13/2010
2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
23 of 25 people found this review helpful

First off, this is a very fun car to drive. The wheels always sticks to the road and the supercharger helps with instant push on road. BMW has done a great job putting the car together but also failed horribly on some parts. German engineering is seen and felt every where, for better or for worse. (See 'Suggested Improvements')

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3.25 out of 5 stars

Auto transmission

Ron, 11/10/2010
2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

This car was a gem when we first got it however in year 4 at 30,000 km the ac went and recently the CVT has developed a clunk when cold and put into drive. Have just sold it as the transmission is poor and have no intention of putting another 7k into the dealers pocket.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

2005 Mini Cooper S

catseye, 07/02/2008
2005 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

I sold my beloved BMW M3 to get this car, so I had high expectations for this car as a daily driver and weekend track car. I have not been disappointed. The car is solid in every way, quick, and sticks like glue. I continue to be impressed as time goes on, and understand why so many people own more than one and sell theirs to buy another one. wow! What a car.

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