Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Pricing


$6,991 - $8,995
2008 MINI Cooper

2008 Highlights

All Mini Coopers add long-awaited auto up/down windows for 2008.


Pros

  • Retro British style with modern BMW engineering, incredibly fun to drive, highly customizable, excellent fuel economy, free scheduled maintenance for three years.

Cons

  • Hatchback's awkward interior controls, scant backseat legroom, squeaks and rattles galore, suspension may be too stiff for some, convertible's limited rear visibility.

Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible for Sale

MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) 44,201 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$9,683
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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"Sparkling Silver Metallic 2008 MINI Cooper S FWD 6-Speed Manual with Overdrive 1.6L I4 DOHC 16V TurbochargedRecent Arrival! 34/26 Highway/City MPGReviews: * If you want high style and high performance in a small package

MINI Cooper 2008 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Oxygen Blue Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth87,000 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperBase
List:$6,599
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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This MINI COOPER HATCBACK 6-Speed Manual LOW MILES is one that you really need to take out for a test drive to appreciate. The odometer can speak volumes on a vehicle's reliance and this COOPER HATCBACK 6-Speed Manual LOW MILES's low mileage will assure you of its solid dependence. For you non-smokers out there, the ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. We have the complete SERVICE HISTORY, since it was new so you can see for yourself that it was properly cared for and maintained. Driven by a determination to earn your confidence, we have taken this car through a painstakingly detailed MULTI-POINT INSPECTION to ensure your utmost satisfaction. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. Whether hauling a heavy load or accelerating up to highway speeds, the 1.6L 4 cyl engine is more than up to the task. You put in enough hours throughout the week, so why not have a car that does the same? Let the fuel efficiency of this MINI COOPER HATCBACK 6-Speed Manual LOW MILES's 1.6L 4 cyl engine work hard to keep money in your wallet. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. Check out all the power, convenience and safety options that are offered on this baby. You will not find another fully equipped MINI COOPER HATCBACK 6-Speed Manual LOW MILES like this at any price! This car has undergone a painstakingly thorough inspection ensuring it exceeds mechanical standards. Looking at this car, and you will have 'love at first site.' Its exterior is impeccable and ready to show off. The interior is in perfect condition without a spot on it anywhere. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. Want a CARFAX? Not an issue! We supply a free report with all of our vehicles. Our CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership is dedicated to ensuring that you not only drive away happy but confident that the vehicle you are purchasing stands up to CARFAX's rigorous standards. We have an optional extended warranty program available for an incredibly low price. Don't hesitate to ask. Credit hassles got you down? Get the credit you need right now with our BUY HERE - PAY HERE program and drive this car today at a payment that you can afford. We provide the best GUARANTEED FINANCING of any used car dealership around and back this up by actually getting you approved. Call us today at (703) 367-0402 to find out just how low your monthly payments can be with approved credit and low money down. We set this car's price well below its BLUE BOOK value because we want it to move fast. It is only a matter of time before someone snags up this great deal. the Best cars Best price at Best Auto. Not a single dent or scratch! Runs great and drives like new. Perfect first car! Hard-to-find model!

MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M) 59,628 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Pepper White 113,500 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$6,900
Est.Loan: $141/mo
MINI Cooper 2008 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M) Chili Red 56,665 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperBase
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Chili Red Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth75,781 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperBase
List:$6,495
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Pepper White Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth47,941 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperBase
List:$7,781
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Chili Red Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth124,745 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperBase
List:$2,999
Est.Loan: $62/mo
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53.6 mi away
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One owner and clean carfax.. This car is very clean and needs to fix the head gaskate....that is the only problem and that is why the price is so cheap...good luck!

MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Chili Red Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth96,469 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$7,990
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Pepper White 104,161 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M) White Silver Metallic Malt Brown leather115,653 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$8,222
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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MINI Cooper 2008 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Chili Red Grey/Carbon Black leatherette3,128 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperS
List:$13,990
Est.Loan: $286/mo
MINI Cooper 2008 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M) Mellow Yellow Panther Black leather113,189 miles
Used 2008MINI CooperBase
List:$6,991
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Replete with British charm and German engineering, the 2008 Mini Cooper is a stylish, affordable go-kart for adults.

vehicle overview

The 2008 Mini Cooper is a "but…" car. It's tremendously fun to drive, but its taut suspension can be jarring on a daily basis. Its compact dimensions make parking and maneuvering through traffic a snap, but transporting four people and their stuff can be an iffy proposition. The modernistic interior is a design student's dream, but an ergonomic specialist's nightmare. The convertible is a whole bunch of fun in the sun, but rear visibility is poor regardless of whether the top is up or down.

All of these "but" scenarios would seem to indicate a car filled with compromises. However, like a good marriage, those compromises bring beautiful rewards. Since its North American reintroduction for 2002, the Mini brand has been in constant demand by a growing, loyal customer base. It is simultaneously a cultural icon, a sales success and a car enthusiast's plaything.

Despite this success, parent company BMW didn't rest on its laurels, completely redesigning the Cooper hatchback last year to address areas of weakness and reduce build costs. The result is a car that rides more comfortably, has better performance and has a friendlier driving position, all without losing the friendly and frisky nature that makes a Mini a Mini. The Cooper convertible maintains its previous-generation architecture for 2008, but its overall goodness goes to show that BMW probably could've waited a few more years before it conducted its redesign of the coupe.

The changes made on the new-generation Mini coupe (they'll eventually show up in a redesigned convertible) are best seen in the engine bay. A pair of new engines are more refined, more powerful and substantially more fuel-efficient. The base hatchback engine is a particularly impressive improvement and as such, most buyers should now find the regular Cooper to be more than adequate for their daily driving needs. The excellent turbocharged engine in the Cooper S is practically overkill. The convertible is a different story, and with the drop top we'd stick with the supercharged Cooper S.

Regardless of the generational differences between body styles, we wholeheartedly recommend the 2008 Mini Cooper. Although the Saturn Astra, Volvo C30 and VW Eos and GTI are worth a look, the Cooper oftentimes defies rationality and is a car almost without equal. There are plenty of "but" compromises surrounding the 2008 Mini; however, there's one attribute that's undeniable: It's a blast. No ifs, ands or especially buts about it.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Mini Cooper is available in two body styles: a hatchback coupe and a convertible. The hatchback coupe was completely redesigned last year, whereas the convertible carries over on the same platform introduced for 2002. Both body styles are available in Cooper and Cooper S trim levels.

The base Cooper hatchback comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, a selectable Sport setting for steering and accelerator response, full power accessories with auto up/down windows, air-conditioning, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, multicolor mood lighting, a tilt-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer and a six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Cooper S hatchback adds a more powerful engine, 16-inch wheels with run-flat tires, firmer suspension tuning and sport seats (optional on the base Cooper). The Cooper and Cooper S convertibles differ from the coupes mostly by offering a power-retractable soft top (with a sunroof function) and rear parking sensors, but do not come standard with an auxiliary audio jack, while the telescoping wheel and Sport settings are not available.

The options list is substantially larger than the car itself, with features available both à la carte and within packages. Mini is one of the few brands that encourages its customers to customize and special order their cars. These features include different wheel designs, a panoramic dual-pane sunroof (hatchback), xenon headlights, cruise control, rear parking assist (hatchback), front and/or rear foglamps, automatic climate control, leather and/or cloth upholstery, multiple interior color schemes, heated seats, heated power-folding mirrors, a multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, rain-sensing wipers, keyless ignition/entry (hatchback only), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an integrated navigation system, a portable navigation system, HD radio, satellite radio, iPod connectivity and a variety of dealer-installed features and styling items. Each body style is also available with its own upgraded audio system: an eight-speaker Harman Kardon system in the convertible and a 10-speaker Hi-Fi system on the hatchback. The convertible can also be fitted with a Sidewalk Package that bundles numerous optional items with special exterior and interior styling elements.

performance & mpg

The Mini hatchback and convertible come with completely different powertrains. The Cooper hatchback comes with a newly designed 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 118 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. The Cooper S hatchback features a turbocharged version of the same engine that produces 172 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Both come standard with a six-speed manual, and a six-speed automatic with manual shift control is optional.

In performance testing, the Cooper S sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. As for the base coupe, Mini claims it'll do the 0-60 drill in 8.5 seconds – but it feels even quicker, especially compared to the previous coupe. Fuel economy with a manual transmission is 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway for the Cooper and 26/34 mpg for the Cooper S. The automatic drops fuel economy by 2-3 mpg.

The Cooper convertible also comes with a pair of 1.6-liter four-cylinders, but they are older, less refined designs. The base engine makes 115 hp and 111 lb-ft of torque, while the Cooper S has a supercharged 1.6-liter that makes 168 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The base Cooper comes with a five-speed manual, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional. The Cooper S convertible has a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph is accomplished in around 7 seconds in the Cooper S convertible, while the base Cooper is about 2 seconds slower. Fuel economy with manual transmissions is 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for the Cooper convertible, and 21/29 mpg for the Cooper S.

safety

All 2008 Mini Coopers come with antilock disc brakes and side airbags. The S model also includes traction control, while stability control is optional on all models. The hatchback also comes standard with full-length side curtain airbags. The Mini Cooper convertible features fixed roll bars perched just behind the rear seat. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing, the Cooper hatchback achieved the best rating of "Good." The previous-generation hatchback, upon which the convertible is based, also achieved a rating of "Good."

driving

They may look alike, but under the skin, the two 2008 Mini Cooper body styles are drastically different. The hatchback's new engines are much more refined and efficient, and provide more useful power. Despite its modest power numbers, the base Cooper hatchback's engine provides more than enough gusto for most buyers. The turbocharged version found in the Cooper S, meanwhile, is terrific, providing particularly strong acceleration when the special "overboost" mode is active. In contrast, the base convertible's engine is unimpressive (especially when attached to the CVT) and we'd suggest sticking with the supercharged Cooper S.

Although steering and ride are fairly different between body styles, all Mini Coopers are characterized by their phenomenally fun driving experience. Responses to driver input are quick, and the Cooper sucks its driver into the experience, delivering lots of feedback through the steering wheel, driver seat and pedals. The hatchback's electric power steering makes turning at slow speeds less of an arm workout, while its standard Sport feature tightens it up to match the convertible's constantly stiff, go-kart feel. This sporty nature comes at the expense of a somewhat stiff ride quality, particularly on models equipped with the sport-tuned suspension. But no matter what Cooper you choose, prepare to have fun.

Read our Mini Cooper S Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

interior

Since they technically represent different Mini generations, the hatchback and convertible Coopers feature much different interior designs -- although actual interior space is about equal. While the redesigned hatchback features a much snazzier, modernistic control setup, it's a prime example of something looking great on paper, but working terribly in practice. The audio controls are bunched confusingly into the huge center speedometer, and both manual and automatic climate controls are also poorly designed. The convertible's, on the other hand, are much simpler and user-friendly, even if they don't look as cool. Otherwise, the hatchback's seat comfort and driving position are far superior to the convertible. Although numerous squeaks and rattles seem to be a Mini hallmark, materials and build quality do seem better on the hatchback.

Despite its small size, the Mini Cooper is actually surprisingly spacious for a wide variety of driver sizes. Even those taller than 6 feet will find a comfortable seating position. (The hatchback's telescoping wheel is a big help.) With those tall folks up front, though, rear seat leg space is practically non-existent, even if headroom is ample. Trunk space in both body styles -- especially the convertible -- is rather limited, but folding down the 50/50-split rear seat creates a rather useful cargo area.

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Features & Specs

S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl S/C 6M)2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
MPG2426
Seating44
Transmission6-speed manual5-speed manual
Fuelgasgas
Horsepower168 hp @ 6000 rpm115 hp @ 6000 rpm

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
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    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
    A
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    A
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Mini at 50
I've had my Super Charged Mini convertible for 1 season and have driven it 14,000 miles as a daily commuter. No problems. Unless you call the attention you get from other drivers a problem. My kids think I'm nuts driving such a small car as a daily driver, but I respond life is short and my Mini convertible makes the daily ride an escape from the grind. Put my computer in the trunk, plug my Ipod into the stereo, and let the wind blow on my scalp (not much hair left). Motor on!
mini car with GIANT aspirations fulfilled!
This car is a great car ive driven both the type s and reg mini cooper and they are both fun but the type s is way more fun! Like the description on the page before says, " like a go kart for adults", NAILED IT! The car is absolutely a blast to drive yeah ok for the first split second there's a tttiiinnnyyy bit of lag(maybe til like 1200-1500 rpms) but after it pulls harder and harder, also noise complaints??? The only noise i heard was the great roar of this four cylinder turbo screaming down the road as if it were warning the other cars to get out of my way!!! This car has GREAT POTENTIAL compared to any other cars, whether price range or in its class! Lastly as for those who complained about the "stiff ride", one question for you?, Have you ever rode in a car with performance suspension before???, yeah its supposed to be stiffer for handling purposes!!! So quit being a stiff yourself and just drive the darn thing like its meant to be driven!!! Moreover this might be a "mini car" but its a GIANT KILLER that i feel has fulfilled GIANT aspirations!!! GREAT CAR!!! (In my own opine the only thing that would make this car better would be a blow off to hear that ppssshhh, to give the car a bit more attitude like pppsssshhhhh please get out of my way!!!)
Don't Drive Away With This Car, Run From It!!!
So, when I was in the market for a new car, a Mini Cooper S Convertible caught my eye. I have always liked Minis, and this car fit my personality to a 'T' (or so I thought). All was well, for about a month. I took it to the shop after I bought it to have them look over an issue I was having with brakes squeaking. I need new front brakes; also, there were about $3000 worth of repairs that my car needed because I had holes in my oil line, and all other types of issues. This took me two trips to the dealership to get all of these taken care of. We will consider those my fault for buying a lemon, without taking it to the dealership before buying it. With those repairs out of the way, over the next two years I have taken my Mini to the dealership over a dozen times. I have had the wiring fixed, I have had a new throttle body installed, I have had to have the entire front end realigned and fixed because rain was just coming right into my convertible top, and had this weird possession episode where my tachometer was telling the rest of my lights and functions to freak out and come on at random. I breaks down at random, and then will work for a couple of weeks, only for the issue to come up again, or another one to rear its ugly head. I purchased my car in Jan 2014, it is now Sep 2016, I have paid for my car more than twice now!!!!! Don't walk, run, run far far far away from this car. The times it does work, I love it, it is so fun to drive. But, if you are the type of person that wants to know if you are going to make if from point A to B...ever, don't buy it.
Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Overview

The Used 2008 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).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base is priced between $6,991 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 56665 and 113189 miles.
  • The Used 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible S is priced between $8,222 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 59628 and 115653 miles.

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