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MINI Cooper Coupe

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2014 MINI Cooper Coupe What's new for 2014? 
2014 MINI Cooper Coupe

Changes to the 2014 Mini Cooper Coupe are so minimal even the price is unchanged.

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2013 MINI Cooper Coupe What's new for 2013? 
2013 MINI Cooper Coupe

As with the rest of Mini's lineup for 2013, Bluetooth wireless connectivity is now standard, replacing Sirius satellite radio, which becomes an option. John Cooper Works editions are now more fuel-efficient and can be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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2012 MINI Cooper Coupe What's new for 2012? 
2012 MINI Cooper Coupe

Driving the marque into an entirely new market segment, the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe raises the dynamic bar for the Mini family and sets the stage for what the automaker promises will be an expanded lineup destined to include no fewer that 10 different body styles within the next 10 years.

About MINI Cooper Coupe

All Minis are smallish, but the 2014 Cooper Coupe takes smallness almost to the level of the half-century-ago originals. The Coupe is not for practicality. It's a 2-seater, there's a modest trunk and the roof looks like a chopped top from a 1950s' custom; the next size down is the Smart. The Coupe shares mechanicals with the other Minis which means, being even littler, all the lovable Mini traits of incredibly snappy response and cat-quick handling are enhanced to new highs of near-unbelievableness. Competitors are few: Fiat 500, Scion iQ? Maybe, but not quite. Still, as long as you don't need to haul much in people or cargo the Coupe is a thoroughly usable daily driver, returns terrific fuel economy and is an absolute giggle.

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Consumer Reviews

Great Sports Car with lots of Admirers!

By on Saturday, May 11, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Upgrade to Roadster

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Performance, Ride Comfort, Sporty Look, Fuel Econ."

Cons: "Only 2 seats; battery can discharge if not driven"

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

"The Mini Cooper Coup (new model in 2012) was an absolutely great sports car and it always got positive looks and lots of comments and questions everywhere I went! The design looks like a very expensive foreign sports car; very striking and unique design. Performance was excellent and I especially liked the automatic wing that would rise and lower based upon speed. The car had many available options and you could customize it to your tastes. In addition to its performance, the fuel economy was great--up to 35 mph Highway, which is hard to beat today. Its compact size made it easy to park and weave through traffic. I had the leather package special edition which was very nice. I took the car on 650 mile drives at a time for 12 hour stents on the road and the ride was very comfortable and this was with sport seats, sports suspension and the sports package. I could take sharp curves at 60 mph and the car hugged the curve with no body lean. Excellent on mountain roads as well. I only sold it because I was wanting the convertible. Also, for a two seater, it had a very large trunk compatible with the BMW 328i trunk."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

A REAL Sportscar!

By on Sunday, May 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

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
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Handling and acceleration, fun, fun, fun!"

Cons: "2 passenger. Not to take grandma to doctors"

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

"Wow! I have driven the JCW for 10 months and its performance still excites. It handles like a go-cart! Yes it's a 2 seater, but what is the advantage of an empty rear seat? Instead you get a useful trunk. The surround sound system delivers incredible sound! Six forward gears, turbo, and a 208 hp engine is a temptation to take it up to 150. As an engineer, it isn't the hp itself. The hp/weight is a better measure of performance, but torque/weight = acceleration. That's the name of the game! The car's low stance, rear spoiler, wide tires, and firm suspension give incredible handling! Since it uses a Saab designed turbo, there is no turbo lag, but you need to keep rpms over 2000 to get full turbo. Fuel injection works with the turbo to match the fuel with the air supply. Dynamic timing increases the spark advanced to suit the rpm. Even driven hard by me, I am getting 32.3 mpg. Less aggressive driving gets 35. Comfortable bucket seats with side support are important if you are making 0.5 g corners. The dash is like a cockpit. The brakes are huge and the stopping distances very short. The tach is right in front of the driver, where it should be in a sports car. (BTW, a car w/o a tach is NOT a sportscar!) In the center of the dash is a huge speedometer. This recalls the location of the speedometer in the Mini's of the '60s when they were a popular car for rallies. I was often the navigator in the right seat of the Minis of those days. That was before calculators, and I did computations with a slide rule and you got a better look at the speed when it was centrally located. There are 2 banks of switches, aircraft style, one low in the central dash & the other above the windshield. The heater/air/air conditioners are controlled by two rotary switches, one for the fan and the other for the temp. A third rotary switch controls air distribution. The rear view mirror must be set carefully. When done so, you get a full view of the entire rear window without the rear spoiler getting in the way. The seat heights and length are manual. With the standard tires I passed many snowtire equipped cars on my way up the steep hill in 3 inches of snow this winter. This is an ideal car for a sports car enthusiast. It is most like a Porsche at a third of the price!"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Simply put...Awesome!!!

By on Friday, August 02, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500

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: "Fun to drive, a grown ups go-cart!"

Cons: "Lacks one touch movement to close the windows."

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

"I have had this car for almost 3 months in Chicago. This is by far the best automobile I have owned. I enjoy and have owned my fair share of high end foreign vehicles, this one seems to stand out more than the rest. It could be that it has plenty pep due to the turbocharged engine. It could be due to the comforts of the interior and stylish exterior. It could be that it does not have rear seats for back seat drivers. Or simply put, an awesome car to drive and enjoy. All I can say is fun fun fun.........love this car!"

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful