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4 out of 5 stars

2011 Mini Cooper Update

Dave E, 10/03/2016
updated 10/21/2020
2011 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
39 of 43 people found this review helpful

I have to update the 2011 Mini Cooper review I had previously posted a a Money Pit. It has gone for a great many months without any repairs whatsoever other than routine maintenance. Apparently it was not fairing too well as a garage queen and now that it ha been driven everyday as a back and forth to work car it seems to be thriving and it just keeps on going day after day without the need for anyt repairs. As previously mentioned, it is so fun to drive always and now that all the kinks seem to have been ironed out of it, it feels like a car I will be wanting to keep for a great many more years. Even if I were to get a larger and safer car for back and forth to work, I would still keep the Convertible Mini just because it is so much fun. Advice? Drive it every day to keep it in shape!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

My poor Sheldon Cooper

NoMore Minis, 11/15/2020
2011 MINI Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
7 of 8 people found this review helpful

this was literally my dream car: ice-blue Cooper convertible. It was a fine car UNTIL IT WASN'T. Just hit 90k miles and out of nowhere, without any warning lights or sounds, I heard a POP! Thought maybe I'd run over a soda can so imagine my surprise when I as I was walking around looking underneath my car I noticed smoke coming from under the hood. The car had oil, the car had water, but according to the mechanic, head gasket blew. Engine destroyed. So now I have a choice to make: have it towed back home and go w./out a car for the next 5 months while I save money for a new engine or save that money to buy something else ... oh, did I mention I still have 5 car payments left??? No warning, nothing I did wrong ... but my dream car has become an absolute nightmare.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4.38 out of 5 stars

Chose this over a Miata

skysoxwiz, 07/27/2011
2011 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
21 of 28 people found this review helpful

I spent a world of time comparing the Cooper to the Mazda Miata. They're both great cars, fun to drive and easy to buy and own. I think I would be happy with either car but the Mini has the "cute factor" over the Miata. 9,000,000 Miata owners can't be wrong but it also makes it somewhat ordinary. The Cooper "S" is incredibly fun to drive, especially in a mountain state like Colorado.

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5 out of 5 stars

Life is Good

Anonymous, 12/06/2010
2011 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
11 of 15 people found this review helpful

Bought Cadbury (Hot Chocolate exterior with Polar Beige interior) less than a month ago and loving every top down minute! No regrets on selling our 2008 Miata. Averaging 31 mpg.

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4 out of 5 stars

My Mini Jazz

Deb King, 01/20/2016
2011 MINI Cooper S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

I purchased my Mini in February of 2015. I had driven several Mini's before I purchased this model. I actually found her on the internet, called the dealership, put down a deposit and pickup her that weekend. The dealership was not a local dealer. I purchased the Mini with under 50,000 miles on her. I started having problems around 60,000 miles. I took her to a local BMW repair shop due to a lack of acceleration. I was told that she needed an walnut blasting due to carbon build up on the engine intake. They also replaced plugs and wires....$700.00. Later, I had a brake (dash) light come on. I took her back to the repair shop. I was told she need brake pads, new sensors and rotors.....$900.00. I did not purchase an extended warrant so this was an out of pocket expense. I was told by the mechanic that everything should be good for awhile. Needless to say, I was very disappointed in Mini...... Well, I now have almost 70,000 miles on her, with no recent problems. I still must say.....I still love my Mini JAZZ. She is my midlife crisis...LOL......Deb

Safety
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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