Used 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 MINI Cooper
$11,960 - $12,990

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Mini Cooper offers the "Mini Yours" series of high-end customization options. A leather-covered dashboard, unique wheels and leather upholstery with contrasting striping and piping are among those optional highlights. A few more standard features, such as an aero kit for JCW versions and floor mats for all Coopers, round out the changes.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor rearward visibility in convertible
  • stiff and noisy ride
  • lacks rear legroom
  • weak base stereo.

Used 2012 MINI Cooper for Sale

MINI Cooper 2012 John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
109,469 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
John Cooper Works
List$11,400
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
48,548 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
Super Bee Auto
8.8 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
110,800 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
List$8,900
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
68,000 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

This MINI COOPER Low Miles is ready and waiting for you to take it home today. Want a car with low miles? This MINI COOPER Low Miles has exceptionally low miles with the odometer reading at 68,000. The previous owner was a non-smoker, which is a definite plus. Have no fear the complete SERVICE HISTORY is here. Like all the vehicles that we sell, this one has been through a thorough MULTI-POINT INSPECTION by our skilled technicians to be certain that it is of the highest quality. This car can hold its own with its powerful 1.6L 4 cyl engine. The 1.6L 4 cyl engine gets great gas mileage and performs well on the highway. You will love the feel of the sports tuned suspension as you cruise gracefully through even the toughest of twists and turns. Check out all the power, convenience and safety options that are offered on this baby. You will not find another fully equipped MINI COOPER Low Miles like this at any price! The car is mechanically perfect right down to the last bolt's threading. Looking at this car, and you will have 'love at first site.' Its exterior is impeccable and ready to show off. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. We run a CARFAX report on every car we buy and make that information available to you just for asking. We take great pride in being a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. We can assure you that every car has been thoroughly inspected and comes with a CARFAX history report. As with all our cars that we sell, this one has an optional extended warranty available. See a salesman for more information. Finance this COOPER Low Miles with our in-house BUY HERE - PAY HERE program and drive it away today. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. Get great financing and low monthly payments on this COOPER Low Miles with approved credit. Call us today at (703) 367-0402 for more information. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Buckeystown! Not a single dent or scratch! Runs great and drives like new. Perfect first car!

MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
92,004 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
Rockville Audi
19.2 mi away
List$8,981
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
0
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $234/mo
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Dealer Notes

***6 SPEED MANUAL***ONLY 15,646 MILES***ONE OWNER***Bluetooth and USB/iPod Adapter. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 2012 MINI Cooper S Pepper White 34/26 Highway/City 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!

MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
59,198 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Dealer Notes

LOW MILES - 59,198! Heated Seats, Turbo Charged Engine, Aluminum Wheels, CD Player, Satellite Radio, DUAL PANE PANORAMIC PWR SUNROOF, 6-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION, BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE & USB/iPod ADA... COLD WEATHER PKG, ALL-SEASON TIRES.KEY FEATURES INCLUDETurbocharged, Satellite Radio, CD Player, Aluminum WheelsOPTION PACKAGESDUAL PANE PANORAMIC PWR SUNROOF, COLD WEATHER PKG heated front seats, heated pwr folding mirrors w/washer jets (w/522 Xenon headlights 502 Retractable Headlight Washers), BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE & USB/iPod ADAPTER, 6-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION (STD), ALL-SEASON TIRES. MINI S with Chili Red exterior and Leatherette Carbon Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 181 HP at 5500 RPM*.WHY BUY FROM USPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
56,120 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
List$7,988
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

Every vehicle is CERTIFIED and comes with a 6 MONTHS / 6000 MILE WARRANTY as well as a 5-DAY EXCHANGE POLICY.

MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
49,002 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
List$9,793
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
65,154 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
Enzo's Auto Sales
74.3 mi away
List$9,499
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
59,625 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
York Volkswagen
79.1 mi away
List$9,890
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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$272 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

Fresh Trade In, 2012 Mini Cooper with 6 SPEED Manual Transmission and Panoramic Sunroof, Alloy Wheels and Only 59,000 Miles!!

MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
36,536 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
71,492 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
List$9,471
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
79,368 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
Karz Inc.
41.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
30,300 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
Prestige Annapolis
49.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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MINI Cooper 2012 S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
78,329 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
S
List$11,960
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
0
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
Enzo's Auto Sales
74.3 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
33,074 miles
Used 2012
MINI Cooper
Base
List$10,413
Est.Loan: $195/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Thanks to British character and German engineering, the 2012 Mini Cooper is a great pick for a small coupe or convertible.

vehicle overview

It doesn't come around very often, but driving an eco-friendly car and enjoying the experience needn't be mutually exclusive. The 2012 Mini Cooper is a prime example. It offers up an engaging drive and plenty of charm, all the while returning fuel mileage similar to what you'd get from a boring economy car. As such, it's no surprise the modern Mini Cooper has remained so popular since its debut about a decade ago.

Pleasingly, you needn't step up to the sportiest trim levels to get lively performance. Thanks to the Cooper's light weight, even the base model's 121-horsepower inline-4 provides enough of a kick for most folks. Then again, the turbocharged Cooper S's more spirited acceleration doesn't exact much of a fuel penalty either. Should you want the maximum in Mini performance, you could opt for the fired-up John Cooper Works edition, which provides 208 hp while still maintaining a measure of frugality with fuel.

In addition to making it easy to place on a tight, winding road, the Mini Cooper's small size makes it a breeze to park on crowded city streets, enabling it to snag a curbside spot that most every other car would have to pass up. Yet inside, the Cooper is surprisingly spacious for two people. Adding to its cheeky appeal, Mini offers plenty of factory personalization options and dealer-installed accessories to make your Mini "mine."

But despite this Mini's fun-loving nature, it's not without a few faults. The trade-off for the Cooper's nimble handing is a rather firm ride that may strike some as too stiff. And that backseat? It's barely big enough for kids, as its lack of legroom is almost comical. That said, you can always check out the longer-wheelbase Cooper Clubman or four-door Countryman should you need true four-seat capacity.

Still, should you find the compromises in comfort outweighing the fun factor, you may want to check out the similarly small (though not quite as sprightly) Fiat 500. Another intriguing choice this year is the new Hyundai Veloster; this innovative hatchback is roomier and cheaper than the Cooper. For alternative drop tops, there are the 500 convertible, BMW's more refined 1 Series and Volkswagen's comfortable Eos. But overall, none of these cars can quite match the Cooper's unique blend of personality, performance and frugalness. If those are priorities for you, the 2012 Mini Cooper is hard to beat.

trim levels & features

The 2012 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 height-adjustable driver seat, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, floor mats, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, multicolor ambient lighting and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Cooper convertible models add 16-inch alloy wheels and a full power convertible top that includes a sunroof feature. The Cooper's Sport package adds 16-inch wheels on the hatchback and 17-inch wheels on the convertible, foglamps, traction control, a rear spoiler, sport seats and hood stripes.

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

Major optional features (some of which are grouped in packages) include adaptive xenon headlights, a dual-pane sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front seats, keyless ignition/entry, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, Bluetooth and an iPod interface. Others include different wheels, parking sensors, cloth or leather upholstery, a navigation system and a multitude of different interior trims and materials. Furthermore, a multitude of dealer-installed features are additionally available.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Mini Cooper comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine good for 121 hp and 114 pound-feet of torque. 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 8.4 seconds (9.7 seconds with the automatic). EPA-estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the manual (27/35/31 convertible) and 28/36/31 with the automatic.

The Cooper S has a turbocharged version of the same engine good for 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque (192 lb-ft at full throttle thanks to an overboost function). Mini estimates 0-60-mph acceleration in 6.6 seconds for the manual and 6.8 seconds for the automatic. EPA estimated fuel economy is 27/36/30 with the manual and 26/34/29 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 2012 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.

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

No matter which flavor of 2012 Mini Cooper you might be interested in, you can expect thrilling handling and quick responses to driver inputs. On the downside, the Mini's ride is on the stiff side, and can be rather loud as well. Opting for the Cooper S or John Cooper Works models further stiffens the ride, leading us to recommend that mainstream buyers forego the sport suspension and larger wheels.

The base Cooper will likely satisfy most drivers, while the S adds quite a bit of excitement and the JCW turns the fun dial up to 11. 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 inputs to the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

interior

Of all the ways to describe the Mini Cooper's interior, we doubt anyone would call it boring. The massive center-mounted speedometer is a nod to the original Mini, but in terms of practicality, it comes off as a bit gimmicky. Despite the Mini Cooper's small size, the front seats are surprisingly spacious. There is no shortage of headroom or legroom and the cabin feels extraordinarily airy. The rear seats, by comparison, are much less accommodating, with a notable lack of legroom. Cargo space is also restrictive, at a very meager 5.7 cubic feet, but folding the rear seats flat increases that to a very usable 24 cubes.

The convertible features a sunroof function in which you can retract the forward portion of the soft top as opposed to lowering it completely. The convertible's tailgate-style trunk opening has an upper package tray that can be raised to allow larger items to fit in the tiny 6-cubic-foot trunk. Unlike with most convertibles, the Mini's rear seats can be folded flat to accommodate larger items, but the rollover hoops and soft-top mechanism prevent the loading of bulkier objects. Rear visibility for the convertible is poor with the top down (as it stacks rather high) and even worse with the top up.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 MINI Cooper.

Best MINI Ever!
joe1952, 9/7/2012
I owned a hard top but traded it in for a Convertible! The car is a blast to drive and the gas mileage I get make it even better.
Never Again
Stephen Schmidt, 5/26/2017
New timing chain 17,000 miles, Check Engine light on CONSTANTLY, new high pressure fuel pump 35000 miles. Out of warranty, with only 48000 miles, told it needs new engine $12,000. Maintenance kept to schedule. But MINI generosity, offered $1500 off new car (trade-in should be around $9,000). NEVER have I had a car that was this bad. Would give it a 0 for reliability and value if it were possible. Spent more time in the shop than on the road.
Oil consumption & fuel mileage !
raymondn1, 2/13/2014
Great little car I purchased new for my wife however it has consumed 2 quarts of oil in on 3500 miles she has put on it.Fuel mileage is no where close to what is claimed.....Just traded it in on a Porsche Carrera that is getting the same fuel mileage as the Mini did with no oil consumption thus far :)
2012 Mini S convertible
ron244, 11/29/2012
I wanted a mustang GT wife wanted this car and of course, we have the Mini in the garage. Once I got used to how small the car is, now I can appreciate the whole set up. I think of it as a can-am spider, but more confortable. Mileage is great even if you dog it, can see anything, but its so small thats not a problem. And you know, when I'm stuck in traffic, I have the top down, life is good, its really fun to drive, get lots of looks, and maybe not off the line, but going down the highway, most cars are gonna have a hard time keeping up. I drive it like a drove my motorcycles.
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
181 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
121 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
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%

Used 2012 MINI Cooper Overview

The Used 2012 MINI Cooper is offered in the following submodels: , , . 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).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 MINI Cooper?

Save up to $272 on one of 17 Used 2012 MINI Cooper for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,988 as of 07/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.9 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 MINI Cooper trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Base is priced between $7,988 and $10,413 with odometer readings between 0 and 110800 miles.
  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper S is priced between $8,981 and $12,990 with odometer readings between 0 and 92004 miles.
  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works is priced between $11,400 and $11,400 with odometer readings between 109469 and 109469 miles.

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