Used 2010 MINI Cooper

2010 MINI Cooper
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2010 MINI Cooper

Pros

  • Sharp handling, stellar fuel economy, excellent all-around performance in S and JCW trims, endearing retro styling, innovative convertible roof, highly customizable.

Cons

  • Fussy controls, poor rearward visibility in convertible, poor base stereo, stiff and noisy ride, lacks rear legroom.

Used 2010 MINI Cooper for Sale

MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
92,002 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
Direct Auto Access
15 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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MINI Cooper 2010 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
97,423 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
Base
Fairfax Hyundai
15.3 mi away
List$5,900
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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MINI Cooper 2010 John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
120,668 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
John Cooper Works
(5)
Passport MINI of Alexandria
24.2 mi away
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Dealer Notes
***JOHN COOPER WORKS***SUNROOF***6 SPEED MANUAL***XENON HEADLIIGHTS***COLD WEATHER AND PREMIUM PACKAGES***Automatic Climate Control, Bluetooth and USBiPod Adapter, Cold Weather Package, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Heated Front Seats, Heated Mirrors and Washer Jets, Power Folding Mirrors, Premium Package, Xenon Headlights. Clean CARFAX. 2010 MINI John Cooper Works Horizon Blue Metallic 3325 HighwayCity MPG# 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 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
61,872 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
(24)
Don Beyer Subaru of Alexandria
28.9 mi away
List$8,603
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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MINI Cooper 2010 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
52,283 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
Base
Auto Market
33.1 mi away
List$6,746
Est.Loan: $138/mo
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MINI Cooper 2010 John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
77,375 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
John Cooper Works
(3)
Ourisman Honda of Laurel
37.4 mi away
List$10,300
Est.Loan: $211/mo
$283 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
**CLEAN CARFAX**LIMITED EDITION**MANUAL TRANSMISSION**SPORTY**LEATHER**PANORAMIC SUNROOF**2010 MINI John Cooper Works Gray 1.6L I4 DOHC 16V Turbocharged-Ourisman Advantage Pricing: Our pricing takes into consideration, market place conditions and hassle-free shopping. We provide accurate information so you can make an easy, educated purchase from Ourisman. Just add taxes, tags and fees.
MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
76,970 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
(5)
Euro Auto Group
52.7 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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2010 MINI COOPER S WITH 6 SPD MANUAL TRANS DOUBLE SUNROOFS LOADED FULLY SERVICED AND MD ST INSPECTED
MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
79,017 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
Nick Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
List$7,499
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
87,008 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
(1)
Anderson Buick GMC
54.4 mi away
List$8,488
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Dealer Notes
NEW CAR TRADE IN, BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, 6SPEED MANUAL, LEATHER, POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS, COLD AC, FOG LIGHTS, ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX, GREAT SERVICE RECORDS, KEYLESS ENTRY AND READY TO GO. Find your next ride and get a great deal at Anderson Honda in Cockeysville, MD. 34/26 Highway/City MPG Horizon Blue Metallic MINI 2010 Cooper S Getrag 6-Speed Manual with Overdrive 1.6L I4 DOHC 16V Turbocharged FWD 26/34mpg Call 410.243.7000 to check on the availability of this vehicle. Shop 24/7 @ www.AndersonHonda.net We'll by your vehicle, Even if you don't buy ours -Jeff **Interest Rates starting at .9%, and Financing Available for ALL Credit Types**
MINI Cooper 2010 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
58,508 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
Base
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$10,598
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
MINI Cooper 2010 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
86,623 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
Base
CarMax
95.7 mi away
List$9,998
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
93,387 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
(1)
West Broad Volkswagen
96.6 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. Sparkling Silver Metallic 2010 MINI Cooper S FWD Getrag 6-Speed Manual with Overdrive 1.6L I4 DOHC 16V Turbocharged 16' x 6.5' Alloy S-Winder Design Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AMFM radio, AMFMCD w6 Speakers, Black Mirror Caps, Black Roof, Brake assist, CD player, Delay-off headlights, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front fog lights, Front Sport Seats, Leatherette Upholstery, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead console, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Spoiler, Sport steering wheel, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers. 2634 CityHighway MPG
MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
70,099 miles
Used 2010
MINI Cooper
S
(2)
Audi Owings Mills
46.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A marvelous marriage of British character and German know-how, the 2010 Mini Cooper is stylish, fun to drive and remarkably good on gas.

vehicle overview

Have fun, save the planet. Now that sounds like a great plan, but cars that get great fuel economy are typically dull to drive, boring to look at and just a tad dorky. But the 2010 Mini Cooper proves to be an exception to this rule. Since being reintroduced to America eight years ago, the Mini has been one of the few ways to get great gas mileage and still look cool in the process. And its agile handling, unique character and highly customizable nature make it a winner whether you care to save fuel or not.

There are some downsides, however. Though it's tremendously fun to drive, the Mini rides stiffly (especially with 17-inch and larger wheels). Its compact dimensions make parking a snap, and even tall drivers will fit easily, but the backseat legroom is tight to nonexistent. The modernistic interior looks cool, but its controls are unintuitive and poorly placed. The convertible offers a whole bunch of fun in the sun, but its rear visibility is compromised.

The Mini's engines are undoubtedly win-win propositions, though, offering relatively rapid acceleration, particularly in turbocharged form, while averaging about 30 mpg. And the customization options are second to none in this segment. There are countless combinations of trim, engine, body style and options available, from the hatchback and convertible bodies and three engine choices to the numerous factory options and dealer-installed accessories. For 2010, the hatchbacks can be further glamorized with the Mayfair or Camden packages. Named after distinctive parts of London, they combine a number of regular options with unique wheels and special exterior and interior color combinations.

If you're looking for a small car, the Mini isn't the only game in town. Hatchback models like the Mazda 3, Volvo C30 and VW Golf/GTI, as well as convertible models like the BMW 1 Series and Volkswagen Eos, have their own sets of advantages. However, none of these exactly match up to the Mini in an apples-to-apples comparison. At the end of the day, know that if you pick a 2010 Mini Cooper you'll end up with a truly special automobile, one that allows you to have fun and help save the planet at the same time.

2010 MINI Cooper configurations

The 2010 Mini Cooper is available in two-door hatchback and convertible body styles. Each is available in three trim levels: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works (JCW).

The base Cooper comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, a six-way manual driver seat, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, multicolor ambient lighting and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Cooper Convertible models add a full power convertible top that includes a sunroof feature and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Cooper's Sport package adds 16-inch wheels on the hatchback and 17-inch wheels on the convertible, foglamps, a rear spoiler, sport seats and hood stripes.

The Cooper S adds 16-inch wheels, a turbocharged engine, firmer suspension tuning, foglamps and sport seats. The Cooper S Sport package adds 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights and hood stripes. The John Cooper Works includes a more powerful turbo engine, upgraded Brembo brakes and cloth upholstery. A limited-slip differential and a firmer suspension can be fitted to both the S and the John Cooper Works.

The options list is anything but mini. There are several packages available, but their content is mostly available à la carte. Major optional features include a dual-pane sunroof, automatic climate control, heated seats, keyless ignition/entry, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo, Bluetooth and an iPod interface. Other options include different wheels, parking sensors, cloth or leather upholstery, different trim colors and materials, a navigation system, satellite radio and HD radio.

The new Camden and Mayfair packages include a selection of optional features listed above and add unique colors and trim. As has been the case since the Mini's debut, a multitude of dealer-installed features are additionally available.

2010 Highlights

A pair of special edition packages, dubbed Camden and Mayfair, include a variety of options and unique color combinations. A multifunction steering wheel and cruise control are standard on all 2010 Mini Coopers, while the upgraded stereo is now branded Harman Kardon.

Performance & mpg

The Cooper comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine good for 118 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. As with all Minis except for the John Cooper Works, a six-speed manual with hill-start assist is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Mini estimates a manual-equipped hatchback will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy is 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the manual (28/36/31 convertible) and 25/33/28 with the automatic.

The Cooper S has a turbocharged version of the same engine good for 172 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque (192 lb-ft at full throttle thanks to an overboost function). In Edmunds testing, a manual-equipped hatchback went from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, and a convertible with the same transmission did it in 7.2. EPA estimated fuel economy is 26/34/29 with the manual and 24/32/27 with the auto.

The John Cooper Works cranks up the turbo boost to produce 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is the only available transmission. Mini estimates a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds for the hatchback and 6.6 for the convertible. Fuel economy is 25/33/28.

Safety

All 2010 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 Edmunds braking, various Mini Cooper S models with 17-inch wheels stopped from 60 mph between 112 and 115 feet -- excellent results.

In government crash testing, the Cooper hatchback received a frontal crash rating of four stars out of a possible five. Side-impact tests resulted in five stars for front passengers and four stars for those seated in the rear. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the hatchback its best rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset test, and its second-best score of "Average" in the side-impact and roof-crush tests.

Driving

The 2010 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 and JCW are stiffer still. We recommend that mainstream buyers pass on the sport suspension and the larger wheels.

The base Cooper is peppy enough for most drivers, and the S and John Cooper Works variants are a wild ride -- expect some torque steer with these turbo models, though. In terms of outright speed, the JCW model is the swiftest, but the Cooper S is close enough that it should suffice for all but the most ardent Miniphile. The six-speed manual transmission is notable for its precise shifter and compliant clutch. The automatic isn't the smoothest-shifting unit in the world, but in Manual mode it responds quickly to the driver's paddle-shifted inputs.

Interior

The 2010 Mini Cooper's interior layout is as head-scratching as its exterior is endearing. The pie-plate-sized center-mounted speedometer honors the Mini's past, but from a functional standpoint it's a bit silly. Meanwhile, the climate controls are awkward to use and the stereo volume control knob isn't grouped with any other audio controls -- what looks like the volume knob is actually a redundant tuning/track-skip knob. The phrase "form over function" is quite apt when describing the Mini Cooper's interior.

On the bright side, the diminutive Mini is impressively accommodating up front -- neither headroom nor legroom is an issue. The rear seat, however, is very cramped due to a virtually nonexistent amount of legroom. Trunk space behind the rear seat is severely limited, too, 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 in the old Mini Convertible, it is possible -- barely -- to see out the back of the current one with the top lowered thanks to redesigned rollover hoops, though visibility is still compromised relative to other drop tops. With the top raised, rearward visibility is very poor.


Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

BUYER BEWARE
captain9766,06/19/2015
I purchased the Mini Cooper S used and it had 32000 kilometers on it. Initially all was well, great mileage, fun to drive, moves well but then stuff went from bad to worse. The check engine light came on. I took a day off work, traveled 150 klms and took it to a Mini dealer. They did their exploratory diagnosis and informed me that it needed spark plugs- even though the manual says plugs are good for 100,000. After $580.00 the plugs were changed and the light stayed off for 50 klms. Must need injectors was the next diagnosis for $1200.00. the light stayed off for 1 week even though the mini ran like crap in that week. Traded the mini off at a dealer as I could not sell privately. They say the engine gets a carbon build up which I could maybe understand if I was only running it back and forth to the mailbox but, I was driving it 50k on highways 2 times a day and only using premium fuel. Very disappointed. I also own a BMW and This is supposed made by them...must be at their training school side. Not the quality at all.
Great Car!
ChrisNJ,07/02/2010
I just traded a 2009 Mini Cp for a 2010 Mini Conv. Previous to these 2 cars I have always driven BMWs. I love my Mini. Rarely needs gas. :-)
Amazing fun. Unbelievably unreliable
Alex,12/09/2016
In the four years I had this car the total repair cost was.....wait for it....$23,000. Yes, the cost of the car in repairs. I'm not lying. 2 soft tops ($5000) - eg broken defoger means you have to buy a new top Timing chain recall $4800 Multiple scheduled break jobs ($4000) Shorted computer ($3800) I can keep listing, but you get the idea. Car was sold with 8 months left on extended warranty. When not in the shop, this was a super fun car
Mini car maxi love
Mini lover,05/22/2018
I bought this car new and loved every day of driving it. Love, love, love, and super fun. As the car aged I had to stay on top of the oil consumption which eventually got tiresome. The ride was rough for a passenger and the cabin was noisey to make and receive calls. The convertible cover creates a big blind spot, but with such a small body it never felt like a safety issue. After driving over 120k miles I just traded it in for a small SUV only because my auto needs have changed. The mini convertible is a fun, darling car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
172 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
28 city / 36 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
118 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 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
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2010 MINI Cooper Overview

The Used 2010 MINI Cooper is offered in the following submodels: Cooper Hatchback, Cooper John Cooper Works, Cooper Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M), S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M), John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

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Save up to $283 on one of 12 Used 2010 MINI Cooper for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,900 as of11/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2010 MINI Cooper trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 MINI Cooper S is priced between $6,995 and$8,603 with odometer readings between 61872 and93387 miles.
  • The Used 2010 MINI Cooper Base is priced between $5,900 and$10,598 with odometer readings between 52283 and97423 miles.
  • The Used 2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works is priced between $8,500 and$10,300 with odometer readings between 77375 and120668 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 MINI Cooper?

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