Reviewers said the base Cooper is no slouch, however, and it gets the best fuel economy. Let me look and drive without pressure but also provided information without being pushy. Anyone who had thoughts of not complying with this rule would be ratted-out by the car's new Openometer gauge. The convertible has considerably less rear leg room, 28. I did not do this because I had my mind set that I needed this car! It's interesting to look at, less enjoyable to actually use-at times, clever overkill, and that's before you add your own color and trim scheme to the fray. The Camden Package includes features like tech white cloth or leather upholstery and a Mission Control Monitoring Communication System that allows the car to communicate with the driver -- usually in a comical fashion -- according to various car and environmental conditions. The optional Cold Weather Package adds heated front seats, while the Convenience Package includes things like a universal garage door opener, rain-sensing auto headlights and Bluetooth technology.
With its hatchback and folding rear seats, the Mini Cooper can haul reasonable amounts of gear. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. I was so brain-washed by the car that I had thought about getting another one thinking maybe I just got a car with some problems. For enthusiasts, the turbo engine's the obvious choice; it's far livelier, with a rorty induction growl and turbo whine and thrust on demand. In other cars, both American and Foreign I have only changed the water pump at 90,000-100,000 miles.
I decided to make an appointment and that this is not normal for a car that is well taken care of. That remains a place for occasional riders in a good mood-especially in the convertible, which feels even narrower at the shoulders with the top stacked behind. The big sexy beast that is the Dodge Viper,… Mini has exponentially expanded since its rebirth in 2001, but remarkably, the brand has retained a single design boss for the past ten years. That remains a place for occasional riders in a good mood-especially so in the convertible, which feels even narrower at the shoulders with the top stacked behind. Front wheel drive so no real need for that extra set of tires.
Other Cars to Consider The is available as a coupe or convertible and has similar retro styling to the Mini Cooper. Still, if you need to carry both people and cargo, there are roomier small cars available. Traction control is an option on the Cooper S models; it has its own off switch for sporty driving decided by your limits, not some computer's. My gut had told me that if I kept that car, which really didn't feel like an almost 3 year old car, it felt much older although, I had bought the maintenance policy and took very good care of it. The base powertrain across the range is a normally-aspirated 1. Furthermore, ingress and egress are crouch-and-crawl affairs. It offers a broad range of cars, including the base Cooper that I tested, a higher-performance Cooper S, and a fire-breathing John Cooper Works version.
Also new are two limited-edition models — the Mayfair and the Camden. The extended-wheelbase Clubman offers the most composed, comfortable ride of the group. I was really upset about it since it was a car I had wanted for years. Fifteen-inch wheels and tires are the standard rolling stock, but 16- and 17-inch wheels are options; the Cooper S has standard run-flat tires, which degrade its ride quality a bit, inducing some impact harshness and nervousness over rough roads. Kind of like a small station wagon, the Clubman has side-opening rear doors and, for entry to the rear seat, a single, rear-hinged door on the passenger's side. Behind the second row, the convertible offers only 6.
The dealer-installed John Cooper Works kit raises the turbo's output to 189 hp and torque, at times, to 200 lb-ft; 0-60 mph times fall here to 6. Also new are two limited-edition models — the Mayfair and the Camden. My gut had told me that if I kept that car, which really didn't feel like an almost 3 year old car, it felt much older although, I had bought the maintenance policy and took very good care of it. I just spent 1700 on a. Still, some suggest that taller drivers could use more knee room. Six months after getting the car back, the thermostat had to be replaced. It is definitely a tough lesson to learn.
As a commuter, you can't beat the fun-factor, tons of customization options, interior style and comfort, and excellent customer service. Here were my issues: -49,000 miles: Software system need to be completely updated. Notable safety options include xenon headlamps, parking sensors, and run-flat tires. Since being revitalized by in 2001, the Mini Cooper has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide as a well-built, fun-to-drive, premium subcompact car. While not as easy as a 4 door car, it is probably the easiest of a 2 door car that I have tried.
You can hear rattles when driving on rough roads, especially potholes. Find more vehicle information on the vehicle you're looking at on our website at: Serving: Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Wayzata, St Cloud, Mankato, Twin Cities, Eden Prairie, Fargo, Minnesota, Maple Grove, Golden Valley, Hopkins, New Hope, Crystal, Saint Louis Park. The audio controls built into the speedometer dial are a bit too clever for their own good, in our opinion, sacrificing ease of use for design symmetry. The ragtop also has an Openometer, a gauge that keeps track of how long the car's roof has been down. Even on the sport-tuned suspension with 17-inch wheels, the ride improves noticeably.