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2005 MINI Cooper

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 24/Hwy 33/Comb 27 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United Kingdom Country of Assembly: United Kingdom

2005 MINI Cooper Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 458 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

Seriously, Up there with the best in engineering.

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great handeling and performance, excellent looks."

Cons: "Wish I had time to drive it more."

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

"I am 64 years old yet still youthful. I have owned Mercedes, Jaguars XJ12, Corvettes 350, 1967 Cougar 427,Trans Am 350, Toyota's, Honda's, VW, Vans and on and on, Over 100 cars in my life. This car is one of the greatest purchases I have ever made. I bought mine used at a great price and have had no problems thus far. I have driven 300 miles and each one of them have been more fun than I bargained for.It has all the power I need,I feel it is very reliable and the gas mileage is under rated. I am getting 30.1 in the city using Shell Premium gas 91 octane. The interior is impressive maybe even over kill with all the buttons switches and gauges. It also has the leather interior, heated driver seat and six way positional seats both sides. The engine is tight and the clutch is strong and the driving capability is superb handling and plenty of acceleration for me. It also has a John Cooper Exhaust system that I know nothing about but was told it is a very expensive upgrade. I can only say for myself, I am having a blast driving this little puddle jumper. Happy Motoring."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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 8 found this review helpful

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