2008 MINI Cooper Consumer Review: Cooper MINI Convertible

2008 MINI Cooper - Consumer Review

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69 Total Reviews

Base Convertible (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Cooper MINI Convertible
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2008 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


I am very disappointed with the engine & automatic transmission design. There is a very bad dead zone in the acceleration in 1st from a dead stop. The top squeals when coming up. The maintenance is free but when they don't fix anything it's worthless. The repair shop isn't familiar with the car and can't fix problems. I have had to go back 4 or 5 times before something gets fixed. They have even lied, actually fixed something and said on the repair sheet that there was nothing was wrong. I would not recommend anyone buy this Car with an automatic. The rear view is cluttered and very dangerous to back up. The automation in the controls is stupid, mostly unnecessary and very annoying

Best Features

Handling is exceptional and fun. I like the convertible.

Worst Features

Standarize the components of the driver controls. improve the rear view. teach the mechanics how to fix the problems with the car. don't lie to your customers. Improve the design of the engine automatic transmission assembly simplify the control design to automated.
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