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2005 MINI Cooper Convertible

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 463 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    9.3/10
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one of the best cars I have owned

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,900

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "all around great car"

Cons: "hard suspension"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"In over 60 years of car ownership, one of the best cars I've driven and owned."

Love my baby

By on Sunday, November 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun fun fun"

Cons: "Stiff, noisy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Would buy another one when it's time to retire her"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Drives like a go-kart!

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If you want an enjoyable commute I recommend purchasing a Mini. It seats two comfortably, but three or four is a tight fit. I averaged 30MPG to the tank even with a supercharged engine. The manual transmissions are very reliable. Avoid CVT automatic transmisions."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Fun car, but will have to replace clutch

By on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great handling, plenty of power"

Cons: "Big mechanical difficulties before 100k miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I am the second owner of this car and have had it for about four years. The previous owner replaced the clutch and I am replacing the clutch again along with the flywheel, water pump, brake master cylinder and cooling fan. It was a tossup weather to total the car or fix it, but I really love the way it handles and drives so I am getting it fixed for about what it would cost to buy it off the lot again in good condition. A little disappointed that the water pump and fan have gone out so soon for such a supposedly good quality car. You can get around in the snow if you know how to drive in it but will have to buy a good set of snow tires and watch out for the deep stuff because of the low ground clearance."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Fun Car to Drive

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Reliable, looks good, economic"

Cons: "Very small. Not a winter car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This car is very fun to drive and is extremely reliable. The only 2 down sides to the car is that it is small and does not get around very well in the snow. Ive had the car for more than 6 years and for about 70,000 miles. During that time I have never had any major mechanical problems with the car. It is nimble and fun to drive. The supercharger adds some much needed power."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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