2005 MINI Cooper

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23 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,964-$10,280 Trims2 Combined MPG 31-32 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2005 MINI Cooper

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort, especially with run-flat tires
  • Backseat legroom
  • Seat adjustments
  • Idiosyncratic controls

Notable Features

  • British retro-look styling
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Kinship to 1967 Mini Cooper
  • Six airbags


Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 23 reviews

Great MINI

by bitsy from VA on January 23, 2011

Bought this used 2005 MINI Cooper S and have loved every minute of driving it!! I did switch out the wheels & tires though, can't afford runflats and the regular tires run smoother anyway. Have had al... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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