Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

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2006 MINI Cooper
List price range
$3,900 - $11,900

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • Not enough horsepower in base model, questionable seat comfort, not much room for passengers and cargo, some low-grade interior materials.

Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback for Sale

MINI Cooper 2006 S 2dr Hatchback w/John Cooper Works GP Kit (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
40,276 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
S
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
List$7,495
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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MINI Cooper 2006
118,417 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
S
List$4,495
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Dealer Notes
A/C Front,Alloy Wheels,CD Player,Compact Disc /AM/FM,Driver Air Bag,Leather Interior,Leather Seats,Power Mirrors,Power Steering,Power Windows,Tilt Wheel,Traction Control,Panoramic Roof,Passenger Air Bag,HID headlights,Power Door Locks,Cruise Control,AM/FM Stereo
MINI Cooper 2006 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
59,111 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
S
List$11,000
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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MINI Cooper 2006 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
110,030 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
Base
List$4,795
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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Dealer Notes
With this 2006 MINI Cooper Checkmate Edition you will find Heated Leather Seating, Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise and Audio Controls, 12V Outlet, AUX Jack, IPOD Jack, Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Power Sliding Panoramic Moonroof, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Keyless Entry, plus much more! Swing by or call our sales team at (703) 997-5091 for additional information.
MINI Cooper 2006 S 2dr Hatchback w/John Cooper Works GP Kit (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)
108,851 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
S
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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MINI Cooper 2006
99,006 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
S
BMW of Annapolis
54.2 mi away
List$5,991
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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MINI Cooper 2006 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
120,908 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
Base
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$3,900
Est.Loan: $80/mo
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MINI Cooper 2006 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
87,314 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
Base
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$11,900
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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MINI Cooper 2006 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
77,092 miles
Used 2006
MINI Cooper
Base
List$6,273
Est.Loan: $128/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Replete with British charm and German engineering, the born-again 2006 Mini Cooper is a stylish, affordable go-kart for adults.

vehicle overview

In 1959, Alec Issigonis designed a vehicle that combined minimal exterior dimensions with a surprising amount of interior space, thanks to a transverse-mounted engine and a boxy shape. Mini's decades-spanning history may be biblical, but it boils down to a car that was affordable, compact, stylish and fun to drive. Sales in the U.S. were limited to the years between 1960 and 1967, but those who have some connection to Europe always seem to harbor some tender recollection of the British icon.

Then, as now, the Mini Cooper had a wide appeal and reached a diverse audience, its style lending itself to artistic interpretations by pop stars, while its price allowed the middle class to own and enjoy it as well. In 1994, BMW acquired the Rover Group, which included the Land Rover, Rover, MG and Mini brands. BMW wanted entry into the lucrative high-end sport-utility market and sought Land Rover as a foothold, but the acquisition proved to be ill-fated. The company unloaded Land Rover to Ford in 2000, but kept Mini around so it could extend its reach into all segments of the marketplace, including that of the economy hatchback. BMW's goal was to retain the Mini's basic philosophies while raising the engineering bar to Bavarian standards. Enter the latest Mini Cooper. It merges British heritage and facade with German innards (much like the Windsor royals) in the form of technology and construction.

Although the 2006 Mini Cooper can be rather slow in base trim, it has all of the things that made it so popular in the first place: an accessible price, miniature dimensions for urban convenience and fun -- in both its style and its go-kart handling. Mini made a bold move for 2005 -- chopping the top off the Cooper. The convertible Cooper successfully takes the "cute" factor to yet another level. With a soft canvas top that can be lowered in just 15 seconds, the Mini convertible combines the fun of open-air driving with the one-of-a-kind style that made it famous. The Mini's soft top not only folds completely away at the flip of a switch, it can also slide back up to 15 inches at the front for those days when you don't want to go completely topless. And even when you do decide to drop the top, there's still over 4 cubic feet of cargo space in back (six with the top up) -- not bad for a four-seater that's less than 12 feet long. Allow us to suggest that you option your Mini Cooper sparingly -- they are eligible for most BMW-grade content, but even with just a few options, you'll end up with one enjoyable hatchback or convertible.

trim levels & features

The Mini Cooper is available as either a two-door hatchback or a two-door convertible with a power-operated top, and both are available in two versions -- base and "S." The base Cooper is outfitted with 15-inch wheels, leatherette upholstery (cloth is a no-cost option), a tilt steering wheel, a centrally mounted speedometer, air conditioning with micron filtration, a six-speaker stereo with CD player and power windows, locks and mirrors. The Cooper S adds 16-inch wheels with run-flat performance tires, seat-height adjustment and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A wide range of customizing packages and options are also available.

performance & mpg

The base Cooper is powered by a 1.6-liter inline four that makes 115 horsepower. This isn't much power by today's standards, but with only 2,300 pounds of car to propel, it's not dreadfully slow. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with an automanual mode is optional. The sporty Mini Cooper S is aided by a supercharger, allowing it to pump out 168 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a six-speed automatic optional. For those who need more performance, Mini offers the John Cooper Works package, which on the S increases output to 207 hp and also includes upgraded brakes and a limited-slip front differential.

safety

All Mini Coopers come with four-wheel antilock disc brakes. The S model also includes traction control, and should you equip either model with the Sport package or Checkmate package, you'll get Dynamic Stability Control. Other standard safety features include a flat-tire monitor, side airbags for front occupants and head curtain airbags for the front and rear. The convertible version features fixed roll bars perched just behind the rear seat. In government crash tests, the Cooper hatchback earned four stars (out of five) for frontal impacts and four stars for side impacts involving front occupants. In IIHS frontal-offset crash testing, the Mini Cooper was named a "Best Pick" among small cars.

driving

You can expect lively handling from the 2006 Mini Cooper. Additionally, the more performance-oriented Cooper S gets reinforced antiroll bars and firmer springs -- its setup may be too stiff for some, but enthusiasts will love its tight reflexes around corners. Engine power is modest in both Coopers, but they get by just fine in traffic and the Cooper S loves to rev.

interior

The Cooper's petite cabin looks stylish with its metallic trim, tubular structures and Frisbee-size speedometer in the center of the dash. Although everything looks good, some of the plastics used are low in quality. Passenger and cargo space is predictably tight -- there's just 5.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats in use for the hatchback. Amazingly, the convertible has roughly the same amount of cargo space.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 MINI Cooper.

Cooper S with Rally Package
Ron, 11/8/2006
This is the most fun I've had with a car in twenty years. I never thought this car would make me feel like this, it's sporty, fast, stylish and a pleasure to drive. I bought my Mini with the air filter upgrade (JCW), it provides a nice sound and a little more performance. Breaking, steering and handling are all you can expect from this car.
Mini Cooper S *Yes or No*
z31526@gmail.com, 6/10/2016
First I might say I loved this car. Second thing is I was scared to drive it. Scared that something might break. There are things you need to know. I have been a diy mechanic for many many years. This is not your average car to maintain. This was a super clean car when I bought it and traded it in. I had this for a year 58,000 miles to 66,000. I did the following things to the car. Tires - Most of these cars require run flat tires, because there is no spare! This will cost you more. O2 Sensors if you do not know what this is DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! 2 of them and 80.00 a pop. Brakes 140.00, Water outlet gasket just the gasket if you can find it 16.00. Plug wire and plugs 120.00. I was a fool for buying this fun car and even dumber to put money into it. What they don't tell you is the added expense if you do not run premium gas. You will eat O2 sensors up all the time. Clutch 1. Don't loose the keys this will be spendy 2. Repairs - You better have money a clutch is upwards of 1800.00 3. Only a mini dealer can clear some of the codes this will cost you. 4. If you have snow beware the car might be able to do it but take a look under the car there is a cooling fan that sucks up from the bottom of the car to cool the engine. Snow will ice up and bam ur back at that mini dealer again. There are so many things im sure I have forgotten. This was not the car for me or my family. She was a ton of fun but not that much fun had it up to 140 and was scared. Took corners at 60 and wow was cool. Then I realized mmmmm im Married and 42 years old. So I leave it up to you. They say this was the most dependable year to have. Stay away from automatics just read the blogs. Took this car on a 1600 mile round trip and that was enough for me to get rid of it. Tale care!
Buy A John Cooper Works
sportscarnut, 6/23/2009
I bought my 06 JCW over a year ago, and I have no regrets. This is my third BMW, and reliability has been on par with my prior cars (about average), but it is a blast to drive! The ride is certainly on the rough side, and there is a good amount of noise from the wind and a/c, so be prepared to crank up the radio. My JCW is rated at about 40 more hp than the S, but you really don't notice the difference in power unless you rev it hard. The noticeable difference w/ the JCW is in the limited slip differential, the aero body kit, and the brakes. Cornering versus the standard S is night-and-day difference. If you are a guy, stay with dark colors as light colors look cutesy on this car.
Almost as fun to drive as my Porsche
Steve, 10/13/2010
Bought w/15,000 miles on it. Now has 37,000.6 spd manual. Unusual instrumentation with smaller speedo and tach mounted side by side on steering wheel. Love driving the car. It's almost as fun to drive as a Porsche 911 I had. Supercharged engine has plenty of power. Handling is very good, although ride is more unforgiving than the Porsche due to the run flat tires. If you don't know, minis don't come with a spare tire, thus the run flats. Repairs that I had to deal with include a leak around the thermostat (twice), a leaky hydraulic motor mount, a minor oil leak, and a faulty passenger airbag sensor that required replacing the passenger seat cover ($1200, but covered by warranty).
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
168 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
115 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
214 hp @ 7100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 MINI Cooper
Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Overview

The Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback is offered in the following styles: S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M), 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and S 2dr Hatchback w/John Cooper Works GP Kit (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback?

Save up to $300 on one of 9 Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,900 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback S is priced between $4,495 and$11,000 with odometer readings between 40276 and118417 miles.
  • The Used 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback Base is priced between $3,900 and$11,900 with odometer readings between 77092 and120908 miles.

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