2002 MINI Cooper S

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7 reviews
Available Price Range $1,831-$10,355 Trims1 Combined MPG 28 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2002 MINI Cooper S

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Overfirm ride
  • Gauge legibility (hardtops)
  • Control ergonomics
  • Transparent sunshade (hardtops)
  • Quality of some materials
  • Stability system not standard

Notable Features

  • Hardtop redesigned in 2007
  • Convertible unchanged since debut
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Standard side airbags
  • Good reliability in hardtop Cooper S


Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 7 reviews

Most Unreliable car I've owned

by 02 MCS from Ft. Worth, TX on November 30, 2007

I haven't had this car for very long & have had nothing but problems with it. Research this car long and hard before you buy one. Search Mini Cooper forums online and see what kind of problems people ... Read Full Review

1 Trim 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 is currently 1 recall for this car.

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