2006 Mini Cooper
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Took A Chance On A Mini Cooper

by from Dayton, Ohio on April 12, 2011

I've always kept an eye on a Mini Cooper, but would never move any further. In Dec. of 2010, started searching the internet and found a number in my region. Did the research, compared pricing and narr...
I've always kept an eye on a Mini Cooper, but would never move any further. In Dec. of 2010, started searching the internet and found a number in my region. Did the research, compared pricing and narrowed the field to an '06 Cooper. Drove it, loved it, bought it... I'm a very satisfied Mini Cooper owner :)
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You don't just buy a MINI - you Join a Movement!

by from South of Boston, MA on January 17, 2007

I own a 2006 Mini Cooper with a CVT. I also own a 1967 original Mini. The new MINI is a modern car that is fun to drive and gets great gas mileage, but don't buy it because it is small. If all you ...
I own a 2006 Mini Cooper with a CVT. I also own a 1967 original Mini. The new MINI is a modern car that is fun to drive and gets great gas mileage, but don't buy it because it is small. If all you need is a small economy car, buy a Nissan Versa or Honda Fit. But if these cars bore you, as they will - and a car is more than just transportation to you - then buy a Lifestyle - buy a MINI. Nothing at the price point handles as good as a MINI. The build quality is excellent, truly BMW quality, as it is the smallest BMW you can buy in the US. It compares well to the original Mini, designed in 1959, with modern updates - large interior for being only 12 feet long - handling like a go-kart and straight line stability all the way up to where the speedo won't go any higher! Once you drive one - if you can't see the reason for wanting one - don't buy it. You must make the connection, join the club, enter the MINI lifestyle. It's not just a car! It's a MINI!
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Funnest car... EVER!

by from Denver, CO on August 30, 2011

All the bells and whistles my 2006 GT Mustang DIDN'T have. What a sheer pleasure it is to drive this car! I didn't get the turbo 'S' model, but am happy with the 34 mpg and the pep it has to get up th...
All the bells and whistles my 2006 GT Mustang DIDN'T have. What a sheer pleasure it is to drive this car! I didn't get the turbo 'S' model, but am happy with the 34 mpg and the pep it has to get up the mountain. The only thing that 'bothers' me, if you will, is the narrow seating. Otherwise, it's a dream car. Everything I need to haul things back and forth to my business too.
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LOVE MY CAR

by from Orlando, FL on July 24, 2012

I love my Mini so much. The exterior styling and overall performance are both outstanding. I upgraded the interior as I do not like the base trims. There are so many options. The car drives like no ot...
I love my Mini so much. The exterior styling and overall performance are both outstanding. I upgraded the interior as I do not like the base trims. There are so many options. The car drives like no other (although, I do not recdommend run- flat tires as they provide a rough ride). I suggest getting the interior chrome package, double sunroofs and upgraded radio. I prefer leather or cloth seats, not vinyl. -- As soon as I am able - I am going to buy another one.
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Love love love the Mini!

by from Virginia on August 8, 2011

Drivers seat adjusts very well so that long trips do NOT cause any back ache. Love the way the car responds. The only minus is the position of the front air vents. I average 30 mpg still after 5 years...
Drivers seat adjusts very well so that long trips do NOT cause any back ache. Love the way the car responds. The only minus is the position of the front air vents. I average 30 mpg still after 5 years. The sun roof is massive, and more than compensates for not being a convertible. Fun to drive and surprisingly roomy.
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too many electrical issues

by from LI, NY on August 24, 2006

unlike Japanese carmakes, my has had constant electrial problems. Air Bag light warning and car worked on several times and 3 years to fix. Might it be the problems of a new model car ? Mine is an ...
unlike Japanese carmakes, my has had constant electrial problems. Air Bag light warning and car worked on several times and 3 years to fix. Might it be the problems of a new model car ? Mine is an 02. Very expensive to repair at the dealership after the waranty is off. A Mini owner need not be of the same spending bracket as that of a BMW owner.
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Like driving a Briggs & Stratton powered Skate!

by from Blue Springs MO on January 2, 2012

You're like part of your Mini, going FAST exactly where you point it. ...and man is it FUN! Instrumentation and the on-board computer are sweet supelatives on this wildly exciting little pocket rocket...
You're like part of your Mini, going FAST exactly where you point it. ...and man is it FUN! Instrumentation and the on-board computer are sweet supelatives on this wildly exciting little pocket rocket. Premium fuel requirement? You won't mind; it's worth every couple of extra cents getting smooth 'meaningful' response to fuel injected; your Kumhos grippng ground like they are glued to it. Seat adjustabiity is great and with all of this you get amazing bragging rights to your fuel economy!
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Practical fun

by from Cleveland, OH on April 15, 2008

It's been a long time since I had a sprts car ('72 Opel GT) and while this may not be a sports car it is faster and handles better than the Opel did. Great handling & with winter tires handles the sno...
It's been a long time since I had a sprts car ('72 Opel GT) and while this may not be a sports car it is faster and handles better than the Opel did. Great handling & with winter tires handles the snow very well. Love the gas milage and parcticality of the hatchback. Would like a bit more acceleration, so will by the S version for the next mini. Since it is small it is easy to wash...keep them clean...they look so good.
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Big Smile

by from Tampa on July 22, 2007

Bought a used 2006 Cooper S well equipped and it has made driving to and from work fun, and all my friends and family want to "take it for a spin". =)
Bought a used 2006 Cooper S well equipped and it has made driving to and from work fun, and all my friends and family want to "take it for a spin". =)
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the best I ever own

by from Riverbank,Calif on September 6, 2011

At the age of 62 , there is no other car for me , Ive had mustangs , vw . Both fast but not the quailty love my mini S with paddles
At the age of 62 , there is no other car for me , Ive had mustangs , vw . Both fast but not the quailty love my mini S with paddles
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