Used 2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback
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The 2007 MINI Cooper and Cooper S models represent the first major redesign of the beloved small car since the MINI brand's reintroduction to America in 2002. The tiny cars have been an undeniable success, selling in numbers far exceeding parent company BMW's expectations. Hallmarks of the two-door four-seat hatchback's design include sporty handling, distinct styling and more interior space than its small exterior dimensions imply. The popularity of MINI has helped to expand America's acceptance of small cars and in many ways defined the premium small car market. Competitors to the MINI are varied and include the Volkswagen Beetle, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Mazda MX-5 and Audi A3.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want high style and high performance in a small package, the MINI is for you. It combines excellent handling and charming looks with a remarkable level of modifications available from the factory. Drivers who crave uniqueness will love the ability to tailor their MINIs to match their tastes.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you regularly travel with more than one passenger or need lots of cargo space, pass on the MINI. Despite excellent use of the available space, it is still a very small car. Also, the MINI's ride may be too firm for those more interested in comfort than performance.
What's New for 2007
A quick glance at the redesigned MINI suggests a mild redesign; however, a closer inspection reveals a number of important changes. The latest MINI is more than two inches longer, has revised interior and exterior styling, offers a new range of engines and actually weighs less than the model it replaces.
Its light, easy-to-use clutch, smooth ride and quick-shifting transmission make commuting in the redesigned MINI more pleasant than in the outgoing model. A new, improved range of engines offers more power, better fuel economy, excellent throttle response and quieter operation. In Cooper trim, the MINI has adequate acceleration but needs to be shifted down a gear or two to maintain speed when driving uphill on the freeway. The Cooper S comes equipped with a turbocharged engine that provides ample power with virtually no lag. Peak torque is available at only 1600 rpm, resulting in quick and worry-free merging or passing maneuvers. An interesting feature is a standard Sport button which quickens throttle response, increases steering effort and speeds up shifts in MINIs equipped with automatic transmissions. The result is a much more livable car during daily drives, with all the sporting flair of the old MINI available at the touch of a button.
The Sport Button is a wonderful solution that allows MINI drivers to live a double life. During daily commutes steering and throttle reactions are relaxed, making time behind the wheel less fatiguing. Push the Sport Button and the MINI transforms into a fun and focused driving machine.
The optional sunroof covers both the front and rear passengers, adding a sense of spaciousness to the interior. Only the front portion of the sunroof opens but with the front section in the vent position, the rear section also tilts open to let rear-seat passengers enjoy the breeze.
The most obvious area of change for the redesigned MINI is the interior. Larger armrests in the doors, new seats with more supportive seat cushions and a quieter interior, free of the rattles that plagued the previous MINI, greatly enhance driving comfort. For such a small car the MINI makes the most of its available interior space. Those riding in the front seats enjoy excellent head and legroom. However, rear passengers may feel cramped with tight shoulder space and limited legroom. An all-new dash panel is stylish, but the layout can be confusing and, though the knobs and switches look good, they can be difficult to operate. Like the rest of the MINI, the interior can be customized to suit the buyer's taste with a variety of dash trim colors, seat materials and metal, wood or carbon fiber accents.
The MINI's new body looks similar to that of the outgoing model but includes a number of changes, including headlamps mounted to the body instead of the hood, rear side glass that no longer wraps around the C-pillar, a simpler front bumper design and a taller front hood to accommodate new European pedestrian crash standards. Despite the changes, the new model retains all of the key MINI design cues, including a contrasting roof and side mirrors, large round headlamps and bulging black fender trim. A wide range of exterior colors are available, including the choice of black, white or body-color roof paint. Further, the MINI can be equipped with options like hood and roof stripes, aero kits, wheel and tire packages and a chrome package.
Notable Standard Equipment
The MINI Cooper is well equipped with standard items like push button engine stop/start, AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers and MP3 capability, air conditioning, six-speed manual transmission, color-adjustable interior lighting, tilt/telescoping steering wheel and power windows and mirrors. Safety items like Electronic Stability Program (ESP), anti-lock brakes (ABS), tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and six airbags are also standard.
Notable Optional Equipment
The MINI Cooper and Cooper S can be outfitted with a long list of options. Although most are available as stand-alone additions, MINI combines many of its popular options into packages. The Premium Package includes steering wheel-mounted controls, sunroof and automatic air conditioning. The Convenience Package includes universal garage remote, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and center arm rest. Also available are Sport, Cold Weather and high-end Audio Packages. In addition to the options available from the factory, MINI offers a wide range of dealer-installed accessories for customers to further customize their cars.
Under the Hood
The Cooper and the Cooper S have 1.6-liter in-line four-cylinder engines that produce more power and are more efficient than the previous generation of engines. Power in the Cooper is acceptable, but the turbocharged Cooper S engine is a powerhouse, with 177 pound-feet of maximum continuous torque and an "overboost" feature that temporarily increases engine torque to 191 pound-feet. Easy shifting six-speed manual and optional automatic transmissions keep both engines operating in their ideal rpm ranges, maximizing performance and efficiency.
1.6-liter in-line 4
118 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
114 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 32/40 (manual), 30/37 (automatic)
1.6-liter in-line 4 turbocharged
172 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
177 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/36 (manual), 27/34 (automatic)
The entry-level MINI Cooper has a base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,700 and the sportier Cooper S starts at $21,850. Despite the high level of equipment, the MINI is expensive for a vehicle in the compact class. Further, the cost of a heavily-equipped Cooper S can exceed $30,000. To see what consumers are actually paying for their MINIs, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. Though priced higher than other small cars, the revised MINI models are expected to continue the brand's reputation for excellent resale value, retaining an anticipated 61 percent of its value after 36 months.
MINI Cooper Consumer Reviews
May 12, 2018
Great fun car thats been reliable and economic
Great to drive and reliable in all the years I have had this vehicle. Fuel economy is fantastic and I feel safe driving my Mini. Great...
February 20, 2018
Extraordinarily low mileage, exceptionally clean
Always garaged when not driven. Kept exceptionally clean and well maintained. Only used by wife as a second car. Underutilized over the...
December 29, 2017
Reliable fun economical car to drive. Lots of room
I bought this car with 18,918 miles on it from a local dealer. Some minor road chips and dings hardly noticeable. Interior is flawless,...
May 01, 2017
What a great little car!
This car has been the most fun car to drive! Solid construction. I even visited the Mini factory in England where it was built. It had...
February 04, 2017
Love this car
Handling is great, even in the winter. I did change he run flat tires to regular all weather tires. Great only having to change the oil...
September 11, 2016
I own and love this car!
I love this car and have enjoyed every moment driving it. If you are looking for a luxury smooth ride this is not for you. If you want...
August 10, 2016
Solid, stable, quiet, comfortable, eye-catching,
A real quality automobile! Fun to drive, lots of power, great handling, and very quiet on the road even with top and all windows down....
June 18, 2016
MINI= economically fun
i bought my 2011 right off the show room floor. i have never felt a bit of buyers remorse. i love this car. it rides a bit rough, but in...
May 16, 2016
It's bigger than you think
I've had lots of cars in my time. Camaro, Corvette, Jeep, Explorer, Prius, Subaru... This is easy my favorite car. Yes. It's small,...
May 08, 2016
Top down is great for what ails you...
I have owned this car for 5 years and have 57,000 miles on it. It is the S model, and zippy is an understatement. No major problems...