2011 Mini Cooper S
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Love this bad boy!!!

by from Texas on January 6, 2011

Picked up the new 2011 MC S (Premium Package and Sports Package) recently. Coming from a background of muscle cars and SUVs, I love the change of pace from the Mini Cooper S. The car is so much fun to...
Picked up the new 2011 MC S (Premium Package and Sports Package) recently. Coming from a background of muscle cars and SUVs, I love the change of pace from the Mini Cooper S. The car is so much fun to drive. I might just get one all for myself. The MCS is a driver's dream. Now go get one.
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Can't Seem to Stop Grinnin

by from Sierra Foothills, CA on May 12, 2011

I have had my Spice Orange MINI Cooper S for four months now. I have put on over 7000 miles. For the same 7000 miles I have not been able to stop grinning. This car is very fun to drive, goes fast, ge...
I have had my Spice Orange MINI Cooper S for four months now. I have put on over 7000 miles. For the same 7000 miles I have not been able to stop grinning. This car is very fun to drive, goes fast, gets there fast, gets great gas mileage, and everything else I look for in a car. I would recommend the MINI Cooper S 100%. If you need to carry four people, then not so much. For one or two, it cant be beat.
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Fun to Drive

by from Dutchess County NY on October 11, 2011

I have a 100 mile (round trip) commute to work and I purchased my Mini-Cooper S a few months ago because I was looking for a vehicle that would offer better mileage. My Mini Cooper S has performed as ...
I have a 100 mile (round trip) commute to work and I purchased my Mini-Cooper S a few months ago because I was looking for a vehicle that would offer better mileage. My Mini Cooper S has performed as advertised giving me 33 MPG. It is also the most fun that I've had and is a car that begs to be driven. It's ride is smooth and sporty and has quick acceleration and hugs curves with precision. Don't let it's size fool you, I am a big man (6'3' and 285lbs) and have more head and leg room then in the SUV I drove before purchasing the Mini. My daughter is looking for her first car and I would feel safe for her it she is able to find a Mini of her own.
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fun drive

by from Pa. poconos on November 1, 2011

blast to drive in the real world of 'not straight roads'. not a highway cruiser, or plush mobile. a street legal go cart with major cajones.
blast to drive in the real world of 'not straight roads'. not a highway cruiser, or plush mobile. a street legal go cart with major cajones.
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my 2011 yellow mini

by from NH on April 3, 2012

GREAT CAR It is a great car, the hill hold with the manual transmission is great, I did get with out heated seats and wish that was in it but it is great. Be careful about the run flat tires when you ...
GREAT CAR It is a great car, the hill hold with the manual transmission is great, I did get with out heated seats and wish that was in it but it is great. Be careful about the run flat tires when you get them changed ask if the tire store has a specific machine other wise they can tear u the inside of the rim.
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Dream MINI S Convertible

by from Columbia, MO on July 25, 2012

I've owned a number of ragtops over the years and recently replaced my 2005 MINI S convertible (bright yellow with black interior) with a 2011 (british racing green with hot chocolate interior). The s...
I've owned a number of ragtops over the years and recently replaced my 2005 MINI S convertible (bright yellow with black interior) with a 2011 (british racing green with hot chocolate interior). The style updates are great and I like the changes to the instrumentation. I delayed this purchase thinking that I would like the old supercharged engine better than the current turbo model but could not have been more wrong. The MINI is noticiably quicker and I'm getting better gas mileage to boot!
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its a blast

by from chicago on April 8, 2012

i have a 2011 s, 6speed manual...its very fast, nimble, comfortable, and has a great support from the forums on the net. i came from an fj cruiser, at 19mpg form the cruiser..to 32 average mpg in my m...
i have a 2011 s, 6speed manual...its very fast, nimble, comfortable, and has a great support from the forums on the net. i came from an fj cruiser, at 19mpg form the cruiser..to 32 average mpg in my mini..., and that is a combo of higway/urband driving...on cruise control, at 65, for 200 miles, steady, i was avg 38 mpg...had an issues, with a temp sensor, but dealer was kind enough to give me a loaner...i have 17000 miles, in almost a year of driving...still grining ear to ear.
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Just what we were looking for

by from Phoenix Arizona on November 2, 2011

Both my wife and I are very pleased with our decision. Great little car to zip around town. It is fun car and gets sad when is in garage too long!!
Both my wife and I are very pleased with our decision. Great little car to zip around town. It is fun car and gets sad when is in garage too long!!
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I Love My Mini

by from florida on July 12, 2012

I love my Mini. It was time to get a new car & I've always thought about a Mini. Loved them when they came to the US. Past cars, Toyota & Honda - very reliable. Not fun cars but practical. Now I have ...
I love my Mini. It was time to get a new car & I've always thought about a Mini. Loved them when they came to the US. Past cars, Toyota & Honda - very reliable. Not fun cars but practical. Now I have the car I always wanted. It's fun, solid, reliable, totally me. I got the Mini-Cooper S, pepper white.... I call her "Miss Mini". I get so many compliments. Experience at the dealership was great. Free car washes on Saturday. Everyone nice, great overall experience at Orlando Mini!
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Fun and Reliable

by from Chicago Illinois on March 30, 2014

I own a 2011 mini-cooper s. It is extremely fun to drive, gas mileage is exactly as it was stated on the sticker, and it has been very reliable. I can carry my son's 1/2 size stand-up double bass wit...
I own a 2011 mini-cooper s. It is extremely fun to drive, gas mileage is exactly as it was stated on the sticker, and it has been very reliable. I can carry my son's 1/2 size stand-up double bass with the hatch closed. Seating in the front is great, while the back is what can be expected; a bit tight for 6 footers. Mine is red with white top, no racing stripes. Get complimented very often on how the car looks. Small size makes it easy to wash and wax. The consumer reports article that just came out listed this as a used car to stay away from. That has not been my experience at all. I've only had this car back for the normal maintenance intervals.
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