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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 449 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

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

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."

2002 Liquid Yellow, 48k mi, 1 owner

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000

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
8/10

Pros: "Great color, body and mileage. Makes people smile."

Cons: "Cup holder in front is small."

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

Going down Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa on a Cooper Rally

"Love this car. This was a birthday present to me in 2002. I have the black checkered squares on the roof. Garage parked every night. Great mileage."

Going down Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa on a Cooper Rally

good vehicle...bad transmission

By on Monday, June 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"This is a great vehicle aside from the CVT transmission. This particular tranny, built by PowerPunch of Belgium is a problematic piece of junk."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

GREAT CAR !!!!!

By on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,800

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
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, easy to park, dependable."

Cons: "Suspension rough with bad roads."

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

"I researched my car before I bought it. I used to run across parking lots to talk to a Mini owner! My standard question was, "Do you love your Mini? Do you REALLY love your Mini?" Every owner but one gave me a resounding "YES!" The one who didn't said, "I love the car but should have gotten manual instead of automatic." I was SOLD!!!!! I am the original owner, no accidents, no body work. Car was garage-kept. Red with black racing stripes, black top. Only drawback is the small back seat. My grand-kids are 12 and 14 now, and they are tall. Amazing how much space there is when the seats are down. Yes I REALLY LOVE my Mini."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great gokart on steriods that is fairly practical

By on Monday, May 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "a blast to drive, reasonably efficient to own"

Cons: "brakes, tires & clutch"

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

"My 2006 MINI Cooper S convertible was my first ever new car and I drove it off the dealer floor with my 1 yr old and 4 year old girls in car seats in the back with the top down! Some 90k+ miles later, it hasn't disappointed. The handling and fun of day-to-day driving has never left and highway trips are still a blast. Overall economics of owning the car have stood up with the only real problems being tires, brakes and replacing the clutch. All in all, a decent gas-efficient (25 miles to gallon) ride that I have thoroughly enjoyed."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Fun car

By on Sunday, May 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Really fun to drive and fair gas mileage."

Cons: "Tires don't last long, takes prem. fuel"

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

"Bought this car in Sept. 06 just out of curiosity. Figured I'd get bored with it in 6 months and sell it. I still have it almost 8 years later. It's my favorite scooter for running errands and short trips on crooked roads."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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