Used 2009 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

2009 MINI Cooper
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2009 MINI Cooper

Pros

  • Stellar fuel economy, sharp handling, excellent all-around performance in S and John Cooper Works trims, endearing retro styling.

Cons

  • Fussy controls, puny backseat, poor outward visibility in convertible, stiff and noisy ride.

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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
49,825 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
List$9,990
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
72,755 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
91,000 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
36,772 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
List$10,799
Est.Loan: $221/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
87,216 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$5,981
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
33,219 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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***ONLY 33,219 MILES***Automatic Air Conditioning, Cold Weather Package, Heated Front Seats, Heated Mirrors, Heated Power Folding Mirrors, Heated Washer Jets, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Park Distance Control (Rear Only). 2009 MINI Cooper S Pepper White 3223 HighwayCity MPGCARFAX CERTIFIED!! # 1 Pre-Owned MINI Dealer in the USA! If we don't have it in stock, we can probably find it for you. Call today!
MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
58,822 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
List$10,193
Est.Loan: $208/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
95,295 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
(1)
Car Loft
53.4 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
58,802 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
80,713 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
Family Ford
82.2 mi away
List$9,555
Est.Loan: $195/mo
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Family Ford of PA has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible. This MINI includes: 6-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD) 6-Speed M/T M/T CLOTH & LEATHER SEAT TRIM Cloth Seats Leather Seats 17 X 7.0 CROWN SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS Tires - Front Performance Aluminum Wheels Tires - Rear Performance CARBON BLACK CHECKERED, CLOTH SEAT TRIM Cloth Seats BLACK BONNET STRIPES *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Enjoy a higher level of satisfaction with a CARFAX one-owner vehicle. Every day feels like Saturday when you're driving a well-maintained, plush convertible like this one. A MINI with as few miles as this one is a rare find. This Cooper Convertible S was gently driven and it shows. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the MINI Cooper Convertible Rare is the vehicle that has been driven so gently and maintained so meticulously as this pre-owned beauty. More information about the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible: The MINI Cooper is one of the most exciting and stylish cars on the market. All models offer fun, agile handling. The base model features excellent fuel economy at 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, while the convertible allows for carefree, top-down motoring at the push of a button. The Cooper S brings serious performance to the MINI lineup, and the Clubman adds extra space for sharing the MINI motoring experience with friends. The new John Cooper Works package adds performance tweaks to turn the already go-kart-like MINI into the hottest hatchback on the road. Strengths of this model include agile handling, high performance from both S and John Cooper Works models, Retro good looks, and fuel economy Your friend in the car business since 1988. Small town business ethics and low overhead prices EVERY DAY!
MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
89,640 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
(1)
Umansky Honda
83.5 mi away
List$8,090
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
68,552 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
123,699 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
ListNot Listed
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
57,646 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
Passport Toyota
33.5 mi away
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2009 MINI Cooper S Red FWD AutomaticClean CARFAX.34/26 Highway/City MPGOdometer is 17858 miles below market average!Call, Email, Chat, or Come By To Get Your LOWER Passport To Savings Price Today!Our #1 concern at Passport Toyota is the total satisfaction of our customers and we stand behind our promise with honesty and transparency. Call us to confirm pricing and availability at 301-899-6000 today! Visit our website at www.passporttoyota.com to see a 360 Google Street View Virtual Tour of our dealership or come to our beautiful showroom at 5001 Auth Way, Suitland, MD 20746. Come see us today! Your Passport to Savings! All Pricing is plus tax, title, government fees and dealer processing fee of $300 (not required by law). Pricing includes customer rebates and incentives available to all customers. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. See store for complete details. We do our best to verify accuracy and completeness, but the store cannot be held responsible for omissions, typographical errors, or missing / misstated equipment before coming to the dealership. HABLAMOS ESPAN OL. Necesita financiamiento? VISI TENOS, NOSOTROS LO FINANCIAMOS No cre dito, mal cre dito, bancarrota. AQUI LO AYUDAMOS. ACEPTAMOS TAX ID.
MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
100,765 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
100,686 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
Lancaster Kia
94.9 mi away
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MINI Cooper 2009 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
24,268 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
Base
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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MINI Cooper 2009 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
59,725 miles
Used 2009
MINI Cooper
S
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
2D Convertible, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 2009 MINI Cooper S Pepper White Odometer is 2685 miles below market average! 3223 HighwayCity MPG1 Owner CARFAX CERTIFIED!! # 1 Pre-Owned MINI Dealer in the USA! If we don't have it in stock, we can probably find it for you. Call today!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A marvelous marriage of British character and German know-how, the 2009 Mini Cooper is stylish, fun to drive and remarkably good on gas.

vehicle overview

The 2009 Mini Cooper is the automotive equivalent of a boundlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. Sure, it makes a lot of noise. Sure, it plays a little rough sometimes. And, well, it's little. But when that pooch is bounding toward you, yipping gaily, lips peeled back in an apparent smile, you can't help but smile back. That's the Mini in a nutshell -- it's not the most refined pup in the litter, but its exuberant personality is bound to win you over.

Let's start with the Cooper's retro-cute mug, which evokes the original Minis of many decades ago. It's retro done right, in our collective opinion, providing just enough old-school charm without going over the top. Remember those old Dodge Neon ads that ended with the car saying "Hi"? The Cooper says "Hi" too, but with a mischievous grin that attracts stylistic trendsetters and automotive enthusiasts in equal numbers.

The Mini also manages to please a wide variety of drivers, thanks to its discrete trim levels. A relatively demure runabout in base trim, albeit a dynamically well-sorted one, the Cooper is perfectly content playing grocery-getter or errand-runner. Step up to the turbocharged S or new John Cooper Works model, however, and the Mini is transformed into a hot hatch with sports-carlike acceleration and handling. In any trim, owners are treated to amazing fuel economy -- up to 32 combined mpg for the base model and 29 combined mpg for both the S and John Cooper Works.

For 2009, the Cooper Convertible is now based on the same all-new Mini body style introduced two years ago. Aside from gaining attributes inherent with the latest Mini -- new engines, a higher-quality cabin, more comfortable seating and fussy interior controls -- the convertible gains a few specific improvements. Pop-up roll bars replace the former fixed units that eliminated any semblance of rear visibility -- now there's a fleeting semblance. The tiny trunk gains an expandable opening feature, while a new gauge, known as the Openometer, keeps track of how much time you spend with the top down? Why would you need this? You don't, but Mini likes doing funny stuff like that.

As noted, the 2009 Mini Cooper isn't the most luxurious hatchback or convertible out there. If muted road noise, a usable backseat and a compliant ride are on your wish list, the Volvo C30, VW GTI or VW Rabbit might make a better choice. If those issues, plus rear visibility are important in your convertible, a VW Eos is better, but pricier. The Mazda Miata is also worth consideration. But we can't think of another car on the road that comes close to the Cooper's cocktail of style, fuel efficiency and fun.

Trim levels & features

The 2009 Mini Cooper is available in hatchback and convertible body styles. Each is available in three trim levels: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works.

The base Cooper comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, a selectable Sport setting for steering and throttle response, full power accessories, air-conditioning, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, a tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The convertible adds a fully powered soft top with a sliding "sunroof" feature and remote control, bottom-hinged and expandable trunk opening, a climate control top-down setting and the "Openometer" gauge that times how much time is spent with the roof lowered. The Cooper S adds a turbocharged engine, 16-inch wheels, firmer suspension tuning and sport seats (optional on the base Cooper). The John Cooper Works includes a more powerful turbocharged engine, 17-inch wheels, upgraded brakes with Brembo calipers and unique exterior and interior styling cues. A limited-slip differential can be fitted to both the S and the John Cooper Works, as can an even stiffer sport suspension for those who plan on taking their Mini to the track.

The options list is anything but mini, thanks to parent company BMW, which has passed along its philosophy of allowing consumers to customize their cars. Choices include different wheel designs, a panoramic dual-pane sunroof, xenon headlights, cruise control, rear park assist, 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, 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. An upgraded 10-speaker audio system is also available -- and strongly recommended, especially for the convertible.

2009 Highlights

For 2009, the Mini Cooper Convertible is completely redesigned, joining the same all-new platform as the hatchback and Clubman. The latest high-performance John Cooper Works model also debuts, sporting a friskier turbocharged engine, upgraded brakes and exclusive styling cues inside and out. The only other significant change this year is standard stability control for all Cooper variants.

Performance & mpg

The base Mini Cooper comes with a 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 (192 lb-ft at full throttle, thanks to an "overboost" function). The John Cooper Works is equipped with a revised version of this turbocharged motor that pumps out 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque (206 lb-ft via overboost). All three come standard with a six-speed manual that includes hill-start assist, while a six-speed automatic with manual shift paddles is optional on the base and S models.

In performance testing, we've clocked a Cooper S at 6.5 seconds from zero to 60 mph. As for the base coupe, Mini claims it'll do the 0-60 drill in 8.5 seconds -- not too shabby given its remarkable fuel economy of 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the manual transmission. The Cooper S and John Cooper Works are both rated at 26/34/29 mpg with the stick shift, which is perhaps even more impressive than the base model's ratings given their grin-inducing performance. The automatic drops fuel economy by 2-3 mpg.

Safety

All 2009 Mini Coopers come standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control and front-seat side airbags. Side curtain airbags are standard on the hatchback, while the convertible features pop-up rollover bars and larger front side airbags that extend to head height. Traction control is optional. In government crash testing, the Cooper hatchback achieved four out of five stars for frontal crash protection. Side-impact tests resulted in a perfect five stars for front side protection and four stars for rear occupants. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Cooper hatchback achieved the best rating of "Good" for frontal-offset crash protection and the second-best rating of "Acceptable" for side impact protection.

Driving

The 2009 Mini Cooper is an amusement park ride on wheels, albeit a noisy one. Even the base model can hold its own when the going gets twisty. It rides stiffly, however, and the Cooper S is stiffer still, so we'd pass on the hard-core sport suspension and bigger wheels option unless you need the extra performance for track days.

The base Cooper is peppy enough for most drivers, but the turbocharged variants pile on the speed and cornering G-forces like go-karts on steroids. Notably, these turbocharged engines are already pulling hard at 2,000 rpm, though some drivers complain about distracting amounts of torque steer. In terms of outright speed, the John Cooper Works model is the swiftest, but the Cooper S is close enough that it should suffice for all but the most ardent Miniphiles. The standard manual transmission is one of the easiest gearboxes to master, with snick-snick shifts and a light and compliant clutch. The automatic isn't the smoothest-shifting in the world, but in manual mode, it responds quickly to the driver's paddle-shifted inputs.

Interior

The 2009 Mini Cooper's interior layout is as head-scratching as the exterior is endearing. The pie-plate-sized, center-mounted speedometer is kitschy (think Flavor Flav's clock necklace) and largely useless. The climate controls aren't finger-friendly, even after familiarization. Meanwhile, the volume control for the stereo is stranded alone in the middle of the center stack, and what looks like the volume knob is actually a redundant tuning/track-skip knob.

On the bright side, the diminutive Mini is impressively accommodating, even for taller drivers -- neither headroom nor legroom is an issue. The rear seat, however, is another matter, with nearly nonexistent legroom. Trunk space behind the rear seat is severely limited, but folding down the 50/50-split rear seat creates a useful square-shaped cargo area. The convertible features a tailgate-style trunk opening with an upper portion that lifts up to allow larger items to fit in the tiny 6-cubic-foot trunk. The 50/50-split rear seat folds down to expand space into the cabin. Unlike the old Mini Convertible, it is possible to see out the back of the car with the top lowered thanks to redesigned rollover hoops -- but you don't see much. With the top raised, rearward visibility is very poor.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Despite the faults, my favorite car ever
Rob,06/30/2009
I've never had more fun in a car than in my MINI JCW. It pulls hard from 2500-5000 RPMs, corners like no other, brakes instantly, and looks outstanding (mine's dark grey with a black roof). It's nice to be the envy of everyone on the road, especially others driving a Cooper or Cooper S. In fact, the sense of community with other MINI drivers is one of my favorite aspects of the car. I was fortunate enough to be in a financial situation where I could afford the JCW, and the slight performance increase (and I mean slight - it's not much) and exclusivity factor made the extra money worth it. HOWEVER, for anyone more sensible than I, the Cooper S is plenty fun and very much less expensive
Worst decision ever
Dan,09/30/2016
This car never stops breaking. Every repair starts at $500 and Geo's up. There is always at least $1500 worth of work that needs to be done. Do not buy this car!
Good Car Heavy Maintence
Wesley,12/21/2016
I have a 2009 JCW I love how the car looks and drives. I currently have 96,000 miles on the vehicle, I am at the Mini Dealer every month at $1,000 dollars a pop. Do not buy this car if you are use to Honda/Acura reliability. It is a pleasure to drive, but expect expensive and frequent maintenance .
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Features & Specs

MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
208 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
208 hp @ 6000 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
    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
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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