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2009 Mini Cooper

2009 MINI Cooper

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4.2
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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great personal car

by from Annapolis, MD on August 21, 2009

My mini is now 18 months old. She's been up and down the east coast and all around DC. Average mpg on a trip is 37+ and around town is 34+. With the back seat down, I can transport most anything, with...
My mini is now 18 months old. She's been up and down the east coast and all around DC. Average mpg on a trip is 37+ and around town is 34+. With the back seat down, I can transport most anything, with the seat up, a passenger can be quite comfortable. Climate control is great but the sunroof is even better. I love my Mini Cooper S (tried the regular automatic and hated it).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love it...

by from Tampa, FL on July 16, 2010

I have had a 2009 Mini for about a year now, and let me say that it has been very reliable and no complaints. It runs great, and for such a small car they perform well and have a pretty nice interior....
I have had a 2009 Mini for about a year now, and let me say that it has been very reliable and no complaints. It runs great, and for such a small car they perform well and have a pretty nice interior. I would recommend this car to anyone.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Very

by from Indianapolis on February 2, 2011

I have brought 2009 Mini cooper auto. I had this car for 15 months. I have driven only 8000 miles and sold for loss of $12500. My worst nightmare started from the day one. Worst car for the mid west w...
I have brought 2009 Mini cooper auto. I had this car for 15 months. I have driven only 8000 miles and sold for loss of $12500. My worst nightmare started from the day one. Worst car for the mid west weather. Horible engine noise. Expensive maintenance. For example set of tires cost $1200. One time service cost more than $350. If you change brakes cost $800. If transmission goes out, cost $9000 for repair. Only one dealer in Indianapolis and no option for the owner. Only thing I like in the car is Speed. Easy to get traffic tickets. I do not recommend the car. Do not buy the used one at all. If you want to buy, lease the vehicle and get free maintenance and warranty and after 3 years throw it. Do not attach to the car like me.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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