Forum: Advice / Cars & Driving

Does anyone have a Mini Cooper?
By Damhnaitmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Aug 08, 2010 05:52 PM

The time has come for me to start looking for a new car to buy and I really am attached to Mini Coopers. If anyone here has one, what are some pros and cons you've had with it? Any suggestions at all about it?

4 Replies to Does anyone have a Mini Cooper?

re: Does anyone have a Mini Cooper?
By pondflyPremium member
On Sun Aug 08, 2010 07:42 PM
We bought my mother a Cooper S convertible for her 60th birthday.

Pros:
Very safe, the entire car is a crash cage
Very responsive handling, throttle, braking
Easiest thing to park, anywhere
Fast, fast, fast
Great MPG
Even the tallest person fits in fine

Cons:
Crappy in the winter (ordering some winter tires and rims next week to try)
Very stiff suspension, you will feel every crack in the road (it's a racing suspension)
Older models have much smaller rear windows
Rear seats are more for looks than sitting
Very small trunk (unless you get the extended model)
Replacement tires are expensive (run flats)
The ride can get tiring on long drives

All those cons are minimal and with the winter tires it should be taken care of. It's a fun car and love driving it.
re: Does anyone have a Mini Cooper?
By dancegur12
On Thu Sep 23, 2010 09:08 PM
I agree with everything you said above ^ but another thing to add is that in some of them the speedometer is in the middle where the radio is. That's a con for me, it's annoying.

xoxo
re: Does anyone have a Mini Cooper?
By pondflyPremium member
On Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:44 PM
^ Yes, but you can change the display on the tachometer to show the speed digitally.

The winter tires and rims came in a few weeks ago and looking at the forecasts for the Chicago area, it's really going to be a good test.
re: Does anyone have a Mini Cooper?
By Damhnaitmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Sep 28, 2010 09:23 PM
Thank you! Also pondfly, be sure you update when winter comes along about how the winter tires are working. I live just north of Milwaukee, so we have just about the same winter weather, lol.

ReplySendWatch

Powered by XP Experience Server.
Copyright ©1999-2019 XP.COM, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
XL
LG
MD
SM
XS
XL
LG
MD
SM
XS