MINI Cooper Review – Research New & Used MINI Cooper Models | Edmunds

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In 1959, a new subcompact coupe emerged in using a transverse-mounted engine and an boxy front-wheel-drive layout. It truly mini-compact exterior along with a surprising of usable space inside. it was affordable, stylish, fun to drive and to park anywhere, the British and Mini Cooper quickly icon status around the — including the U.S. it sold as a brief counter-culture during the 1960s.

After a break, the Mini Cooper to our shores in 2002 under direction to resurrect the legend. As the current Mini Cooper coupe and convertible appeal to a audience. Its high style is by pop stars and celebrities, while an bottom line enables commoners to easily scrape the entry-level price of admission.

a uniquely sporting blend of British mini-car heritage and combined with precise engineering and construction underneath.

The Mini Cooper and high-performance Cooper S are stylish, affordable for adults. New or used, you will that a Cooper’s price can very quickly if it has a lot of optional installed. Then again, customizable features are a big part of makes a Mini a Mini.

It’s a pleasant dilemma to be with as no matter how you equip a Cooper hatchback or convertible is one of the satisfying and fun subcompacts for the price.

Mini Cooper

The Mini is available in two-door hatchback and body styles, both of seat four people. in back will be very unless the folks up front are on the side.

The Mini manages to a wide variety of drivers, to its discrete trim levels. A demure runabout in its base trim, albeit a dynamically one, the Cooper is perfectly playing grocery-getter or errand-runner. up to the 181-hp turbocharged Cooper S or John Cooper Works however, and the Mini is transformed a hot hatch with dynamic and handling.

With any engine or transmission manual or automatic), owners are to excellent fuel economy up to 32 combined mpg for the base model and 29 mpg for the two turbocharged models.

The Mini is all agility, however, and is a stand out on a serpentine road or just through the city. The down is a rather firm ride, with larger wheels The Mini’s tiny size makes it easy to find a parking spot, though the compromised rear visibility make it difficult to get into spot.

All Coopers comes equipped, but the options list is full of countless luxury and features. The cabin is endearing to at, but it can be a head scratcher to use. The center-mounted speedometer honors the past, but from a functional it’s a bit silly. Meanwhile, the controls are awkward to use and the stereo aren’t much better.

The form over function is apt when describing the Mini ‘s interior.

Overall, we’ve found the Mini to be one of the most endearing cars on the While it may have its flaws, buyers are likely to deem quirks worth living given this little and convertible’s boundless fun and character.

Used Mini Cooper

The current Mini Cooper the modern car’s second which debuted for the 2007 year for the coupe. The convertible as a first-gen car through 2008. The Cooper Works was on hiatus that year as well.

The in this redesign was an evolutionary as befitting an icon. Though different looking, the Mini mechanicals were updated and shortcomings were addressed. the ride was improved, build strengthened, the steering effort at low was lightened and all-new engines more refinement and much fuel economy.

Originally, the produced less power they do today. The base produced 118 hp and the turbo Cooper S had 172 hp. The outputs arrived for 2011, with tweaks to the steering to the torque steer originally in the Cooper S. That year saw welcome changes to the interior. the audio controls were more nonsensical, with the control located a good 6 below its fellow stereo

Both the audio and climate were also originally silver, more closely something that belonged on a toy than a car.

There been other changes the years that used shoppers should be aware of. to 2010, cruise control and a steering wheel were Prior to ’09, stability was an option.

Should you see the names Camden or Mini Mayfair in a ad, these were a pair of editions for 2010 that some popular options unique trim pieces, and a kitschy Mission Control that featured a cast of voices that responded to vehicle functions.

Prior to all of Mini sold the first-generation of the Mini Cooper hatchback 2002 to 2006. If you’re for a Cooper Convertible from era, they were from ’05 to ’08. As there were regular and Cooper S models, while a John Cooper Works arrived for ’05.

Those interested in this should be aware of some of the key between it and the current car. For the standard Cooper had just 115 hp and refined, so we’d opt for the supercharged S that weighed in with a forceful 163 ponies (or 168 for ’05 Transmissions are important to note.

The came standard with a manual, while an optional variable automatic did the car no favors. The S came standard with a manual, and starting in ’05, a automatic with paddle was optional.

Expect lively from either model, but be that the suspension setup of the S — though enthusiasts love it — is even than the current model’s. We avoid those cars wheels bigger than 16 This Cooper also had stiffer steering at slower but many have found it far communicative and indicative of a go-kart the current electric power

Inside, this Cooper’s controls were much and easier to use, but the cabin screwed together well almost every car suffers frequent squeaks and rattles. taller drivers will plenty of leg room, there was no steering wheel available. The were also less

Detail improvements and color carried the Mini Cooper its first few years, so even examples look up to date and can particularly fine used car To keep things fresh and in 2005, Mini updated the front and rear fascias, it wasn’t so significant that should notice or care. important to note are the addition of for ’04, like a more three-spoke steering wheel the more classic two-spoke) and a speedometer mounted in the tachometer.

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