Cons: "Comfort (street challenging, pot hole) cities"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Ive own this vehicle since 2006 and is considered a daily drive. I still enjoy the handling, gas milages, and the reliabiliy. The performance is acceptable and allows you to move when needed. Seating space is good and four average size individual will fit. Comfort is less then impressive, especially the rear seated passengers over a long haul. Overall, this is a fun car to have with its go cart handling and turbine performance."
"Budget for owning a BMW, because that's what it is. Getting an extended warranty to cover her up to 100k miles was a life saver. I highly recommend doing so!! Other than that, she makes day to day life more enjoyable and A LOT of people comment on how awesome they are and ask how I like owning one. Oh and other MINI drivers often wave. It's the closest thing to driving a go cart. Happy life on the road :)"
Cons: "dealer repairs are outrageous, extra keys 200+"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"wow, this is a dream car! OK all the bells and whistles are a bit confusing at first but 30 days in and my husband and I are sold. I can't imagine owning anything else. If you are heading for your second childhood, grab a Mini and go in style!"
"I have owned this car for about 5 years. It has never failed to impress me. It gets great gas mileage, corners like it's bolted to the road, is extremely easy to drive fast, it never breaks and it still turns lots of heads. I keep looking for the "Timex" logo somewhere because it "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking!" I love this car."
"I bought my 2006 Mini new 2 years ago. It now has 40,000 miles on it and it is going to need a new clutch. I don't drive crazily and mostly on the freeway and it is not being covered by the warranty. My last car needed a clutch at 100K. A new clutch is $1,600, because of labor, so I'm assuming it's not easily replacable. I also needed new front brakes. It was barely squeaking and not only did it need new pads, but also new rotors. Mini's brake rotors are very sensitive and easily need replacing. My battery also died this week. It seems like it's falling apart, or it's acting like it has 100K on it. It's cute as heck and it drives great. Feels like I got a cute little bunny for a pet and it's dying young."