Information shown for entry-level Convertible.
City 25/Hwy 33/Comb 28 MPG
|Max Seating: 4|
|Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter||Transmission: Auto. 6-Spd Steptronic|
|Country of Origin: United Kingdom||Country of Assembly: United Kingdom|
By Louise on Friday, August 22, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "cute, fun to drive, unique"
Cons: "low reputation for reliability"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This is a beautiful convertible--black exterior, black rims, and black leather interior. It is a turbo-charged, manual transmission beauty that is very fun to drive. The drive is a little rough sometimes due to the tight suspension, but overall I love zipping around town in this vehicle."
By Will Miss My Mini on Thursday, August 21, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 34,100overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun drive, cute appearance, 3 years free maint."
Cons: "Depreciation, high maint costs after 3 years"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I love driving my little Mini Coop Convertible, but next month I will have had it 2 years and it has depreciated so much that I just want to get rid of it. I understand that new cars depreciate significantly as soon as you take ownership, but I did research and Minis seem to depreciate at a higher rate than many many other vehicles. I have the lowest interest rate Mini offered in 2012 and have paid a great deal on the car and I will still be upside down by roughly $2k. I've kept up with the value on them for the past 6 months and my car with normal mileage has depreciated by $1,500 in just those 6 months. I talked to a Mini salesperson and even though he tried to make excuses as to why I would be upside down on a trade-in, he really didn't seem to have a single explanation as to why the car lost so much value so quickly. I've also done some research into after free maintenance/warranty maintenance costs and they are totally outrageous. Oil changes are high even for synthetics and a new battery is over $300 when installed at the dealership. I was going to purchase another Mini but after all of this information came to light, I can't justify the purchase. You're significantly upside down if you keep the car less than 3-4 years but if you keep it after the 3 years free maintenance, then you end up paying super high costs for regular upkeep. I feel a little trapped, so the best option I can see is to just be a little disappointed about not having my fun little car and buy a car that holds its value a little better and has reasonable maintenance costs."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By JRM2 on Thursday, August 14, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Performance, economy, comfort, looks"
Cons: "Size for 3 or more"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"By far the most fun car for the money on the road. Great traveling car, particularly on the "twisties". Very stimulating driving sensation. More GO than most of us can or will ever use. Unbeleviably roomy and comfortable for two - even for 6+ footers. Late 1980's Porsche Carrarea performance in a spiffy 2010 econo-box. One of the truly great and memorable cars of this era."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By Cordelia Cooper on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "precise handling; quick acceleration"
Cons: "a bit noisy compared to a "luxury car""
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have enjoyed every minute of driving this car! There's no way to compare it to a "luxury vehicle"...it is a "sports car" and rides/drives like a "sports car". Don't expect to have a perfectly smooth ride. Even though it is small, it is roomy in the front cabin. It handles very well, quickly, precisely, and very fast. It is also fun and quirky."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By John on Friday, August 01, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"The car is zippy and fun to drive, especially on a curvy road. Having a 6 speed gives you more power and control,but it can be a bear in stop and go traffic. Because of it's small size it's easy to find parking places. That said ,because of it's small size you have to be very aware of the cars around you as you are not always in their field of vision. People in Suvs and trucks often just don't see a small car especially if it's black and silver like mine. If you want a fun ride buy it. Just make it a bright color."
4 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By JOHN on Friday, July 25, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,500overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I originally bought this used in May 2011 with 20,000 miles. It is fun to drive and gets a good mileage. I get about city and highway combined at 29mpg. My only complaint are the cost of service and the noise when hitting pot holes. If you're thinking of buying a Mini Cooper, buy it new. The service costs can be compared with BMWs and Volkswagen. You've been warned. For basic maintenance like oil change, do it yourself because an average oil change is about $120. That's not even going to the Mini dealership. The oil $40 (AMAZON sells it) + filter $10. That's only $50 if you do it yourself. Overall, it is fun to drive if you do not have a big family."
7 people out of 8 found this review helpful