Information shown for entry-level Convertible.
City 27/Hwy 36/Comb 30 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 Odd Job on Saturday, September 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "a bit bumpy,on these type of roads"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have always purchased new vehicles.This one out of the eight others has been the most reliable,safest and by far most fun to drive.I'm comparing to a couple of performance cars that I previously owned."
6 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By Randolph on Thursday, September 11, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I had to replace engine and Turbo charger in the first year of ownership,less that a few months after the warranty had expired. Other that that , I love the size and handling the ease of acceleration, and cornering capabilities. Fun to drive"
4 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By sst on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive, great on gas, very comfortable"
Cons: "backseat leg room"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This has been a very reliable car and is very fun to drive. I've had several cars and this one is probably my favorite. Its quick, very nimble, great on gas and very comfortable."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
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."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
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."
7 people out of 10 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."
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful