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.
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2006 mini cooper S Gas Mileage
2006 mini cooper S 2dr Hatchback w/John Cooper Works GP Kit (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 22 combined MPG 20 city MPG/27 highway MPG
Used 2006 MINI Cooper S Overview
The used 2006 MINI Cooper S is offered in the following styles: S 2dr Hatchback w/John Cooper Works GP Kit (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M). Pre-owned Cooper S models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2006 Cooper S comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.
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Review My 2006 MINI Cooper S was the second MINI Cooper S that I owned, my first being a 2003 There were so many improvements made to the 2005 and 2006 body style over the 2002-2004 models. The 2002-2004 models are just as fun but not as easy to live with. The MINI is a car that you buy if you love driving; it simply puts a smile on your face every time you get in it, even the non-S models. I particularly like the cheeky British styling altho not everyone does. It was tied for highest resale value (w/Honda Civic) for compacts! If reliability, interior space or a quiet ride (MINIs have lots of interior squeaks/rattles) are at the top of your shopping this, this probably isn't the car for you.
What options are available on the 2006 MINI Cooper S?
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Available MINI Cooper 2006 S Trims: Base, S, John Cooper Works
Exterior Colors: Pepper White, Chili Red, Midnight Black Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Electric Blue Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Volcanic Orange, Horizon Blue Metallic , Pure Silver Metallic, Hyper Blue Metallic, Iced Chocolate Metallic, Spice Orange Metallic, Ice Blue, Moonwalk Gray Metallic, Thunder Gray Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic, British Racing Green II Metallic, Dark Silver Metallic, Lapisluxury Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, Astro Black Metallic, Eclipse Gray Metallic, Highclass Gray Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Velvet Silver Metallic, British Racing Green II, Hot Chocolate Metallic, Liquid Yellow, Hot Orange Metallic, Indi Blue Metallic, Interchange Yellow, Jet Black, Mellow Yellow, Oxygen Blue, 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, Carbon Black leatherette, Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth, Carbon Black leather/cloth, Black/Panther Black leatherette, Lounge Carbon Black leather, Panther Black/Panther Black, MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge leather, Diamond Carbon Black leather/cloth, Grey/Carbon Black leatherette, Black/Panther Black, Panther Black Leather, Black Pearl leather/cloth, Dark Truffle Cross Punch leather, Gray/Black, Gray/Black leatherette, Punch Carbon Black leather, Cordoba Beige, Gravity Tuscan Beige leather, Pacific Blue/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Panther Black leather, Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Carbon Black Dinamica/Cloth leather/cloth, Carbon Black Lounge leather, 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, Malt Brown leather, Panther Black Leatherette, Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Rooster Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Sunrise/Dark Blue, Tech White leather/cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Auto Climate Control, USB Inputs, Automatic Emergency Braking, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Soft Top, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Upgraded Headlights, Sunroof/Moonroof, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Upgraded Stereo, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Alarm