2009 Mini Cooper
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Long time since I feel in love with a car.

by from Myrtle Beach on May 30, 2014

After finally paying off my 2004 Xterra I knew I wanted something a little more gas friendly. The Mini's always caught my eye (always been a car guy) and seen a few around town in the "wild" but not u...
After finally paying off my 2004 Xterra I knew I wanted something a little more gas friendly. The Mini's always caught my eye (always been a car guy) and seen a few around town in the "wild" but not up close. I checked out a couple and although they were nice they were all 2006-2007 models with automatics and sun roofs and in the standard color/ vinyl stripe scheme. I seen my mini 2009 s series with 44K miles. Red with black top and trim, but with white rally stripes on the hood. It has a 6 speed manual trans with a water cooled turbo, leather seats with black/ gery and chrome checkered interior. Just Beautiful. Quicker than ever imagined, and even though you have to run premium in them the trade off in gas mileage is well worth it. Love it, the maintenance is a little higher, (synthetic oil premium gas) and it is not a shade tree mechanic service car but it is a great piece of kid gloves machinery.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Small Car With Big Value

by from CT on January 31, 2012

My MINI has a sporty feel with great handling and, even though premium fuel is recommended, it seems to go further on a tankful of gas. It has a surprisingly comfortable ride for a small car and is ju...
My MINI has a sporty feel with great handling and, even though premium fuel is recommended, it seems to go further on a tankful of gas. It has a surprisingly comfortable ride for a small car and is just plain fun to drive.
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Adore this car

by from Seattle on December 4, 2009

This is such a fantastic car to own. I reluctantly had to sell mine because I got a car with my job but when i need a car again, I will invest in another Mini. When you add the options you want, you c...
This is such a fantastic car to own. I reluctantly had to sell mine because I got a car with my job but when i need a car again, I will invest in another Mini. When you add the options you want, you couldn't have a better car (of course that is my opinion). Safe, reliable, great re-sale value, fun, easy to park, great mileage & the list goes on!
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Fast, Fun, kidney busting stiff ride

by from Denver Co on August 15, 2008

Great run around town car, fun to drive, but trips over 30 min become tedious because of the kidney busting stiff ride and the hard seats.
Great run around town car, fun to drive, but trips over 30 min become tedious because of the kidney busting stiff ride and the hard seats.
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Super small car

by from Wakefield on December 16, 2012

I have had my Mini Cooper diesel for 2 months and I cant praise it enough ! Its fun to drive, very nippy when needed, holds the road brilliantly and it's cheap to run..what more can you ask for !! The...
I have had my Mini Cooper diesel for 2 months and I cant praise it enough ! Its fun to drive, very nippy when needed, holds the road brilliantly and it's cheap to run..what more can you ask for !! The boot holds my weekly shopping with no problem and I just love it... best car I've ever bought..cant praise it enough.
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Great car!

by from NH on July 9, 2009

Love the looks, I get excited to drive just seeing it in the garage. Zippy and sticky, great in the twisties. Quirky interior grows on you quickly. Heated leather sport seats, very comfortable around ...
Love the looks, I get excited to drive just seeing it in the garage. Zippy and sticky, great in the twisties. Quirky interior grows on you quickly. Heated leather sport seats, very comfortable around town and on long drives (my record 26 hours straight, gas stops only). The automatic climate control is great. 10k miles and not a single problem. Averages about 38 mpg, and up to 44 on long highway trips, well over 500 miles on a tank.
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Fun, great city car, fantastics MPG

by from Denver, CO on March 22, 2009

I bought the base cooper fully loaded and can't be happier. After 9500 miles with 0 issues and averaging a combined 36 mpg while commuting 48 miles per day, I am convinced that this is the best commut...
I bought the base cooper fully loaded and can't be happier. After 9500 miles with 0 issues and averaging a combined 36 mpg while commuting 48 miles per day, I am convinced that this is the best commuter car I've ever owned. Handles like a go cart and brakes on a dime. The interior is very comfortable (at least for the driver) and controls are easy to get used to. Even though it gets better gas mileage that most econocars, there is no comparison. The daily commute in a Mini is much more rewarding that driving an appliance.
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Cute Fun Car

by from Martinsville, In on January 3, 2010

I bought my 2009 mini cooper s 3 mths ago. This car is really fun to drive and feels firm on the road. Every where I go people take a double look. Handling is excelant & I like my interior which has t...
I bought my 2009 mini cooper s 3 mths ago. This car is really fun to drive and feels firm on the road. Every where I go people take a double look. Handling is excelant & I like my interior which has the beige leather, brushed aluminum & chrome trim . Interior pace is better than most people think (for people in front). Can't wait for the new 2011 Sports Coupe. My only complaint would be the transparent screen that covers the sun roof. When its hot & sunny would be nice to stop the sun rays completely. So far so good. As long as this cars holds up on repairs, this will be my car (or the sports coupe) for some time, Way to go mini!
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Great car for commuting around

by from Denver, CO on August 23, 2009

Love this car, always wanted a mini and couldn't afford it until now. Such a fun little car to drive around. Lots of space to fit the shopping in and the kids. Just take a test drive and you will know...
Love this car, always wanted a mini and couldn't afford it until now. Such a fun little car to drive around. Lots of space to fit the shopping in and the kids. Just take a test drive and you will know how much fun it is to drive these little cute cars.
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Motor needs replacing

by from gainesvill, fl on September 2, 2011

I bought 09 MINI cooper new and now the service department says I need a new motor!!? I brought in to the dealer for a tapping sound. I have had maintenance done even more often than waiting for the s...
I bought 09 MINI cooper new and now the service department says I need a new motor!!? I brought in to the dealer for a tapping sound. I have had maintenance done even more often than waiting for the service light to come on. I used good gas. I drive a long commute to work and need a reliable car that is good on gas. The car is fun to drive, but make sure to get an extended warranty if you want to chance on getting a car that will last. I don't understand how the motor can be gone when most other cars easily last longer than this one.
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