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2002 MINI Cooper

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United Kingdom Country of Assembly: United Kingdom

2002 MINI Cooper Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 456 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Bought new in 2008 great little car

By on Sunday, August 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This is an excellent vehicle the only negative issue was the lousy run-flat Pirelli tires which simply wore out at 15000 miles will gentle driving and no mechanical issue."

Quirky little car

By on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fun car if you like sporty with six speed manual."

Cons: "Quirky repairs that need to go to the dealer."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"2006S Conv with 38000 miles. Just Quirky, annoying repairs: Side airbags, fan sometimes runs after shutoff. Passenger side window leaks a bit in heavy rain. Annoying rattle somewhere on dash. Other then that fun to drive. Suggest an extended warranty on used Minis. Will save lots of cash."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fun car, good gas milage, pricey maintenance.

By on Sunday, August 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Maintenance is pricey; parts have to be special ordered - usually takes a week. Lately, it's seems like there is always something wrong."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

favorite car I've ever had.

By on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great gas mileage using regular gas."

Cons: "Bigger inside than you'd expect, but still small."

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

"I love this car! I am the original owner. Great gas mileage (34-36 mpg) on standard trans, not an "S" type. Great pickup. So fun to drive. It's good up to about 6" snow on the road and has great traction. it's quite heavy for its size. I haven't had any problems with carry space but it's really a 2 seater. It has only had one issue that was OEM - the sunroof leaked while parked outside at an airport for several days and I returned to a car with an inch of water on the drivers side. Replaced with no problem and no further issues."

Showing its age

By on Monday, July 28, 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
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Not reliable"

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

"I bought this used because I always wanted one. Where I live it is very hilly and most roads are 2 lane. I wanted this car for the power and handling. It is like driving a skate and I have to be careful to keep it under speed limit. I can pass anything I come up on in the very short passing zones. However it is expensive to maintain. Tires cost me $600 for 2, the air bag sensor keeps Coming on (a known problem with 2002) I have to unplug the radiator fan if I drive it in 90 degree weather to turn it off and not run the battery dead. The windshield cracked when I hit a pot hole and I had to hot wire the trunk release. Reliability is not its strong point :) but I bought it to drive and with the 6 speed and turbo going down country lanes knowing that yes you can make that curve so I am quite happy with it."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Fun to drive. Very responsive off the line.

By on Friday, July 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good gas mileage. Super fun to drive."

Cons: "Highway noise is the only "con" for me."

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

"Great driving car. Has some road noise. Very responsive steering and braking and shifting up and down . Reminds me of driving a go-cart. Easy to get in and out of. Does well in north Idaho winter weather. Consistent 30 mpg and on trips I've gotten 32 mpg. Needs premium fuel. I run non alcohol premium. Never a problem finding a parking space big enough."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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