Best Bet
(4.7) 55 reviews
MSRP: $3,336$11,892
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 26-28
Engine: 168-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2006 MINI Cooper S

Our Take on the 2006 MINI Cooper S

Our Take

Early in 2002, a modern front-wheel-drive Mini arrived in America under BMW auspices, though it's manufactured in Britain. Minis come in regular Cooper and Cooper S trim levels; the S model holds a higher-powered supercharged four-cylinder.For 2006, a new Checkmate package features an exclus... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat legroom
  • Seat adjustments
  • Rear visibility in convertible
  • Turbulence with convertible's sunroof open

Notable Features

  • Choice of two supercharged engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Hardtop or convertible
  • Retro British styling


Consumer Reviews


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Reminds me why I love driving...

by Boston Baloo from Boston, MA on August 8, 2010

I recently got my hands on a 2006 Cooper S Convertible. Getting behind the wheel of this car forces a smile onto your face. It's got incredible pep and agility, and you feel like a kid cruising throug... Read Full Review

3 Trims 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.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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