(Closed) Anyone own a Mini Cooper?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have a little (mini) doggy named Cooper Smile, does that count?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom has a mini cooper S and absolutely loves it! But there isn’t a lot of space, so for instance she can’t take it grocery shopping without filling up the back seat because of how small the trunk is. And the backseat is really small, so I wouldn’t plan on being able to actually have someone sit back there.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mini’s are awesome!! My best friend has one, and she gets 37 mpg in town. They are pricy, but they do hold their value!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could look into a certified pre owned if you are worried about the price. They are used minis but they come with warranties and are in like-new condition. Just don’t buy one pre 2006 because they come with tranny problems that are as unavoidable as they are expensive. I have a 2010 mini s and I LOVE it..  It’s our second vehicle so the lack of space isn’t an issue for me. the backseat is just big enough for my doggies which is all I need. I average about 37mpg and it makes inner city parking much easier cause you can slid into places other vehicles can’t fit into haha. My only complaint is that my GPS frequently acts up. I don’t think this is a common issue though.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Mother-In-Law has a mini.  She seems to like it alright, but I’ve been in the backseat and it was awful.  I definitely don’t suggest it if you’re looking to put people back there regularly!  Otherwise it’s a cute car.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my dad is on his second mini, he LOVES them! his 1st was the regular mini, and this one is the S. while the back is small, i’ve sat in the back on trips 2+ hours and it wasn’t terrible. i don’t find the front seats particularly comfortable either though (i’m spoiled by crazy comfy seats in my volvos & now my chrysler pacifica!). there is luggage you can buy from them that is specially designed to fit in the car to maximize the space. he has had a bunch of issues with both of them, luckily they have been things that were covered under warranty, i don’t think i’d be comfortable having one that wasn’t under warranty. he gets fantastic gas milage. both of his have been standards. i don’t know how to drive a standard, but the one time my mom took me out in the mini & tried to have me drive it, i stalled it & she told me it was a hard one to drive, don’t know if this is important to you or not. it’s very much a cult car, like people & their jeeps. there’s a mini cooper ‘wave’ & there are groups that do rides together. here is a pic i grabbed off google images of one of the trips he went on

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@luli29: i just noticed where you’re from! lol, silly me=) here is a link for the group he is part of, http://minisontop.com/ they climb mount washington every year. it’s a pretty interesting group, and they have raised a lot ($50,000+ , i believe) for charity since they started. they usually raffle off a year long lease during their event, maybe you & Darling Husband could have matching ones! =)

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