Skip to main content

2012 MINI Cooper consumer reviews

$19,500 starting MSRP
side view of 2012 Cooper MINI
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5
Explore the 2012 MINI Cooper
4.0

Very versatile car

Minis use all the space they have and it really shows when you sit in one. Everything is very driver oriented and handled great while getting great gas.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 3.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
4.0

Quick, cool and fun!

I own 2 of the `John Cooper Works? edition cooper coupes, and I love them both! While the 2012 is more suited for ?spirited driving?, the 2013 is no pony ride. They both offer the comfort and respect you would expect from - BMW / Mini Cooper. I?ve heard of people having issues with these cars being inrelable, but so far the only thing I?ve noticed is that there aren?t as many Mini dealers around as maybe Nissan or Honda... nonetheless my car(s) have yet to show any signs of malfunction or ?poor reliability? Other than that... the visibility is good, it?s handling is good (sharper on the 2012 and very smooth and playful on the 2013), and the colors really pop! For the ~$20,000 used pricetag I would recommend owning one, at least for some time of your life. However I would not pay the ~+$30k it would cost to own one new... sorry Mini!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
4.0

Head Turner

HEAD TURNER... Fun to drive and a breeze to park and Great mileage too!! Built in GPS and the back seats can be folded down for additional storage/trunk space. Can fit 2 28 inch luggage comfortably. Car features: * Ambient lighting - 12 unique settings * Sports Package * Leather Seats * Built in navigation * All Season Run Flat tires (when a tire is punctured the vehicle can be driven at reduced speeds under 56 mph for a distances of 50 mi). * Ultra Rigid Body * Dynamic stability control * LED Headlights with cornering * Great Mileage - 28 miles/gallon

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
5.0

Best car that I have ever owned!!!

This car is the best and IT'S beautiful, I wouldn't trade it for nothing, it's very comfortable and sexy!!!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
5.0

Buying the mini

This car was everything I wanted I have a company truck and needed something fun and sporty for the weekends and it met all my standards I like it a lot it?s a 2017 though the year only went to 2012 up above

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
5.0

incredible job by BMW on this reincaenation

Great car, I grew up in Ireland and i was very familar with the minis from the 70s. But wow what a great job BMW has done on this new mini.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
4.0

Love my zippy Mini

This car has character and unique charm! It handles the roads very well. What makes this particular car stand out is its interior design and color. It's feels like one-of-a-kind. The exterior is sporty and compact--not Mini at all, really.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
5.0

BMW at a Mini price

this car drives great and handles well. I am impressed for how good of a car this is at the price point.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
5.0

Super fun car to drive

If you've never driven a mini- go test drive one. We just bought our third. The first two were 6 speed manuals, the new one is an automatic. The 6 speed was more fun, but even the automatic is a lot of fun. The base model with the 6 speed is very peppy. The Cooper S with a 6 speed is a little rocket. All Minis have a solid feel and really hold the road due to wide wheel base.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No
5.0

Love This Car-Spunky with lots of Pick Up & Go

I love everything about my 2015 Mini Cooper 4 Door Hardtop with Moonroof. The fact that it has 4 doors and still a place in the back for groceries/luggage/shopping bags is awesome. I needed a bigger car because I have 2 dogs. I always loved the look of the Mini but it was too small for my needs. This 4 door is all i could ask for. I love the color in gray. The adjustable lighting on the interior is great as well. Put the moonroof down for some fresh air or leave it open for the dogs while you run into the store. Gas efficient. Fun to drive. Hugs the road like a more expensive sports car. Comfortable seats too. I chose to have the heated package so its nice and warm on your back in the winter or fall. All in all an A1 package.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful. Did you?
Yes No