Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

$7,499 - $11,000
2010 MINI Cooper

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.


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


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

Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible for Sale

MINI Cooper 2010 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Pepper White Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth62,063 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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MINI Cooper 2010 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Chili Red Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth115,260 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Dealer Notes

This MINI COOPER One Owner is one that you really need to take out for a test drive to appreciate. It is a super clean one-owner car, one of the best that we have ever seen. The complete SERVICE HISTORY is available as well, so you can be sure that it has had all required maintenance and servicing since it was new. 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. Worried about getting stuck with a wrecked car? Not this MINI COOPER One Owner and we can guarantee it! Whether hauling a heavy load or accelerating up to highway speeds, the 1.6L 4 cyl engine is more than up to the task. The 1.6L 4 cyl engine gives good performance and saves on gas too. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. You will not find another MINI COOPER One Owner fully equipped with all the convenience, safety, and power options at this price. This car has undergone a painstakingly thorough inspection ensuring it exceeds mechanical standards. We have made sure that this MINI has kept its same faultless beauty as when it first rolled out the factory doors. We at Best Auto of Manassas INC understand that buying a car isn't just about transportation but comfort as well. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Rest easy knowing that all of the major mechanical systems have been checked and are confirmed to be in great shape and road ready. We also provide a free CARFAX report on this and every car we sell assuring you of complete satisfaction when buying a car from us. Buyer confidence is important to us and to prove this we have gone to great lengths to become a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. Let the CARFAX report prove to you that this is a one owner car. Call us for information about our optional extended warranty packages that we have available. We provide the best GUARANTEED FINANCING of any used car dealership around and back this up by actually getting you approved. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. BLUE BOOK sets the standard for vehicle pricing and we have pushed this car's price way below its recommended BLUE BOOK value. Best Auto of Manassas INC is conveniently located near Point Of Rocks. Not a single dent or scratch! Runs great and drives like new. Perfect first car!

MINI Cooper 2010 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Pepper White Pacific Blue/Carbon Black leather/cloth0
Used 2010MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $184/mo
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
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Interchange Yellow Interchange Yellow leather/cloth101,265 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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79,010 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Pepper White 68,304 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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White Silver Metallic 51,554 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $204/mo
British Racing Green Metallic Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth100,800 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $113/mo
Godwin Motors
34.3 mi away
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Chili Red Grey/Carbon Black leatherette94,893 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $123/mo
AG Auto Sales
47.7 mi away
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Chili Red Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth76,970 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Euro Auto Group(5)
52.7 mi away
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123,559 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $123/mo
BMW of Annapolis
54.2 mi away
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111,289 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Chili Red 47,810 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Enzo's Auto Sales
74.3 mi away
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Hot Chocolate Metallic 93,328 miles
Used 2010MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $153/mo

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.

trim levels & features

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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Features & Specs

S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M)John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Horsepower172 hp @ 5500 rpm118 hp @ 6000 rpm208 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

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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!
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
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
Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible Overview

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

What's a good price on a Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible?

Price comparisons for Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible Base is priced between $7,499 and $8,991 with odometer readings between 67833 and 111289 miles.
  • The Used 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible S is priced between $9,990 and $11,000 with odometer readings between 60973 and 81963 miles.

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