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Review 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.
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Available MINI Cooper 2012 Submodel Types: Hatchback, Convertible, John Cooper Works, S
Available Trims: S, Base, John Cooper Works
Exterior Colors: Pepper White, Chili Red, Midnight Black Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Pure Silver Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Volcanic Orange, Dark Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Astro Black Metallic, Eclipse Gray Metallic, Iced Chocolate Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic, Lightning Blue Metallic, Spice Orange Metallic, Ice Blue, Oxygen Blue, Thunder Gray Metallic, British Racing Green II Metallic, Horizon Blue Metallic , Hyper Blue Metallic, Highclass Gray Metallic, Moonwalk Gray Metallic, British Racing Green II, Electric Blue Metallic, Hot Chocolate Metallic, Velvet Silver Metallic, Interchange Yellow, Mellow Yellow, Melting Silver Metallic, Kite Blue Metallic, Lapisluxury Blue, Indi Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Liquid Yellow, Reef Blue Metallic, Caribbean Aqua Metallic, John Cooper Works Rebel Green, Purple Haze Metallic
Interior Colors: Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth, Carbon Black Cross Punch leather, Checkered Carbon Black/Carbon Black cloth, Double Stripe Carbon Black premium cloth, Carbon Black leather/sueded microfiber, Carbon Black leatherette, Carbon Black SensaTec leatherette, Grey/Carbon Black leatherette, Carbon Black leather/cloth, Black Pearl leatherette/cloth, Lounge Carbon Black leather, Panther Black/Panther Black, Black Pearl leather/cloth, Black/Panther Black leatherette, Black/Panther Black, MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge leather, Gravity Tuscan Beige leather, Panther Black Leather, Punch Carbon Black leather, Diamond Carbon Black leather/cloth, Gray/Black leatherette, Malt Brown Chesterfield leather, Pacific Blue/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Black/Black leatherette, Gray/Carbon Black leatherette, Polar Beige Gravity leather, Carbon Black Lounge leather, Cordoba Beige, Dark Truffle Cross Punch leather, Diamond Satellite Gray leather/cloth, Gravity Polar Beige leather, Gravity Tuscan Beige/Tuscan Beige leather, Gray/Black, Lounge Dark Truffle leather, Lounge Hot Chocolate leather, Lounge Toffee leather, Panther Black leather, Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Space Gray/Magnesium Gray, Space Gray/Panther Black, Toffee Lounge leather, Cross Check Toffee/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Lounge Classic Green leather, Lounge Redwood Red/Redwood Red leather, MINI Yours Satellite Grey Lounge leather, Malt Brown leather, Panther Black/Gray, Panther Black/Panther Black leather, Polar Beige/Carbon Black Cross Check leather/cloth, Punch Rocklite Anthracite leather, Ray Rooster Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Rooster Red/Carbon Black leather/cloth, Space Gray/Panther Black cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, USB Inputs, Automatic Emergency Braking, Soft Top, Heated seats, Parking sensors, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, Heads up display, Alarm, Back-up camera