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Community Level 3binkybinky

binkybinky

Mini Cooper diesel

AdvantagesCheap to run, Looks great, Comfortable

DisadvantagesSmall boot, No leg room in back

"...her heart set on a Mini Cooper S. Luckily, I kept my sensible head on and suggested that we go for a diesel model, better mpg, plus the added bonus of being able to fill it up using works fuel card! After lots of shopping around we found a one owner private sale of a 2009 Mini Cooper Diesel, slightly high mileage for the age, but it was fully loaded. As it's a diesel model, I will start by reviewing the engine. It's a 1.6 Litre turbo diesel ..." Read review
13.04.2011

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Meep Meep! Mini Coming Through!

AdvantagesAppearance, comfortable

DisadvantagesQuite expensive

"...bought me a 52 plate Mini Cooper, with a Chilli pack, red with a white roof, full body kit and complete with 17" Cooper S wheels. I have the petrol version. As you can imagine, the following week until we brought it home took forever and finally in January 2010 we brought home Marvyn Mini! *History of the Mini* Many people will of course remember the old style Mini's that were produced from 1959 right through until 2000. There were 3 different ..." Read review
19.01.2011

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Community Level 1AddyT

AddyT

Mini Cooper S - an accurate and detailed review

AdvantagesFun to drive, sensibly fast, reasonable MPG, great handling, looks

DisadvantagesCost of runflat tyres, space a little limited in the back

"... When you step in the Mini you can't help but notice the attention to detail that BMW have paid with all of the interior. The huge dial grows on you the longer you own the car and all the retro switches and touches are ergonomically sound and look very neat. The driving position is perfect and you feel very much at the centre of the driving experience and not sitting "on top" of the car like you can do in a Focus ST for example. There is a lot of room ..." Read review
27.08.2008

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Community Level 5ndf9876

ndf9876

MINI car, maximum fun

AdvantagesStylish looks, solid build quality, great driveability

DisadvantagesCan be expensive adding optional extras when bought new

"I bought my MINI just over a year ago, and at that time, the car had only been unleashed on the unsuspecting British public for a couple of months. All the automotive magazines (CAR, Auto Express to name two) raved about the car; I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. That's where my 'MINI Adventure' began..... There is one particular, four-letter word that leaps into my mind when I look at the MINI. Cool. From the curves around the ..." Read review
12.12.2002

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Community Level 2cinimod

cinimod

A car to put the fun back in driving.

AdvantagesA drop dead gorgeous car which drives well

DisadvantagesSeems to be popular in Bracknell, euro HQ of BMW

"My mini cooper – do I love it or hate it? I have had the little beauty now since the second week in January (so around 2 months as it is now mid March when I am writing this). Mostly I love it, what I hate about it at the moment is the cracked mirror, scuffed wheel arches and scraped door handle that I now have on the drivers side thanks to meeting a white van on a narrow bridge… (although estimates are around £180 all up to fix it) She ..." Read review
15.03.2002

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Vroom. beemer is having a service.

AdvantagesNippy around town,small enough to park

DisadvantagesLost some character.Price

"...Im talking here about the Mini cooper I had last week while the car was having its main service. It went in on Friday and the mechanics at my BMW dealer dont work Saturdays so I had the joy of a Mini Cooper for the entire weekend. It was with mixed feelings that I took it back on Monday morning. Styling/looks. Well, I liken the Mini to the concept VolksWagen took to the Beetle. People like it so keep it the same but change it slightly to be fashionable. ..." Read review
10.09.2002

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A Mini - But Not As You Know It

AdvantagesA vast improvement on the old Mini

DisadvantagesIt's not the old Mini we know and love

"...sneak preview of the all-new Mini from BMW that is due to hit the car showrooms both here in Ireland and in the UK most likely some time next month. (July, 2001) The car I got a peep at is the Mini Cooper version, and is tagged to enter the Irish market at around the £15,500 (Irish Punts) mark. What it will retail at in the UK is anyone’s guess, but it will unquestionably be less expensive than here in Ireland. There is even talk of the entry ..." Read review
07.06.2001

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Community Level 2Jasonrow

Jasonrow

Life in a goldfish bowl

AdvantagesPrice, looks and performance

DisadvantagesInterior space and boot size

"...feel? Buy the new BMW Mini Cooper. Its drop dead gorgeous looks turn heads wherever you go. I picked mine up last week and nothing prepared me for the attention I would receive. Its a Chilli Red Cooper with white roof (a tradional Cooper colour). Wherever I drive people stop and stare. Wherever I park, I return to an audience, my girlfriend is gettin jealous. So what about the car. Well for a start its not mini in dimensions. Park it next to a ..." Read review
30.09.2001

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Community Level 2GaryWilde

GaryWilde

1st rate car

AdvantagesExlusive, trendy, high resale value, superb design, well made, handles well

DisadvantagesSmall boot

"Summary Its already a motring icon. Everywhere you drive it people stare, point, smile. 1 month after buying it is worth £1500 more than we paid for it - not bad depreciation. Compared to other cars on the market in the same price bracket there is no comparrison - Buy one now ! Looks The design detailing is superb. Every detail from the outside, to the engine compartment, to the interior has been thoughtfully designed. Build Quality Good ..." Read review
29.11.2001

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Community Level 1jack7hardy

jack7hardy

It's a Mini adventure...

Advantagessmooth, quick ride!

Disadvantages...

"Mini Cooper Background of the Mini. The original Mini was designed by one man, his name was Sir Alec Issigonis, as was primarily released in the United Kingdom on 27th of August 1959. In its first 40 years of production, there was almost 5,300,000 Mini’s made, many cars have tried to replace the Mini, such as the ‘9X’, however none have succeeded. After the Queen was sighted in a Mini in the early 1960s the cars popularity rocketed, with ..." Read review
09.07.2007

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Mini by name, maxi by nature

AdvantagesLook great, hold value, economic on fuel, nippy and fun to drive

DisadvantagesSlightly small boot

"...very proud owner of a Mini Cooper, never again will I scoff at people who join a 'mini cooper' club or get overly excited when passing a car of the same breed on the road, waving to complete strangers in a fashion more expected of long lost friends. Now I understand. Owning a Mini Cooper is like being part of some exclusive club where only other Mini Cooper drivers can access. Passing the same model mid-drive has parallels with weary pram-pushing ..." Read review
05.06.2011

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Community Level 3honeybead

honeybead

A cool car for cool people........

AdvantagesToo many to mention

Disadvantageswe had to wait for ours

"...husband then mentioned the New Mini Cooper and once I’d picked myself up off the floor (you see I had never aspired to be an owner of a MINI). I agreed to take a look at one and from the moment I spotted one across a crowded show room I was smitten………. We placed our order there and then and painfully waited 3 months before finally getting our hands on our very own BMW Mini Cooper (1.6 4-Cyl 16V), which was just over a year ago now. Being a ..." Read review
23.07.2002

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Community Level 1roustabout

roustabout

Treat Yourself

AdvantagesFull of Character

Disadvantages Space

"...above' and the 'all new' mini was launched some months ago. Something I can't explain has prompted me to add my name to the growing flock of the faithful, so here goes. I've had my mini cooper for 18 months now and there is no sign of the flame dying. It is not just a mini it's a Park Lane mini with lots of juicy extras, a sunroof, lots of chromium bits to polish, leather interior, a smart Royal Grey metallic finish with a big silver 'u' on the ..." Read review
24.03.2007

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Community Level 1funkyzi

funkyzi

MINI me

Advantageslooks very chic, great to drive, quick and handles corners well, durable

Disadvantagesexpensive to run, stiff reverse gear, annoying lights!

"...is so great about the mini is that you can customise it SO much that it means that you could have a completely unique car... or if you just want to fit in with the majority, you can keep it basic. I went for the silver body/black roof..but that was before all the funky designs had come out! I have owned my Mini Cooper for 5 years now and let me tell you...it's still in great nick!!and what's more....I still love it! It has never failed to let ..." Read review
28.08.2008

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Community Level 1fraz333

fraz333

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!!!

AdvantagesThe most stylish car in its class

DisadvantagesThe most uncomfortable car I have ever owned!

"I had wanted a Mini Cooper for a few years. In that time I had owned a VW Golf and an Audi A3, both in black, both high spec, both great cars. This time I decided to have a change and go for something totally different. This is my Mini story............. I purchased a new Mini Cooper from my local dealer. It has a very high spec which includes huge wheels, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, cd boot changer, climate control, sat nav, aerodynamic ..." Read review
10.11.2006

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