2013 Mini Hardtop
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Fantastic!

by from on September 18, 2017

I have always been a MINI lover and this car proved why I love them. It was so fast and comfortable. It was extremely smooth driving and it felt like you were floating over the road. I have never test...
I have always been a MINI lover and this car proved why I love them. It was so fast and comfortable. It was extremely smooth driving and it felt like you were floating over the road. I have never test drove such a great car.
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Sporty, fun to drive.

by from Westchester, NY on July 21, 2017

I recently bought a 2013 MINI Cooper Hardtop S. This is a second car for us, mostly used by me to drive around town. Our location is full of winding, hilly roads, and this car was made for them. It's ...
I recently bought a 2013 MINI Cooper Hardtop S. This is a second car for us, mostly used by me to drive around town. Our location is full of winding, hilly roads, and this car was made for them. It's not the smoothest ride, but it sure is fun to drive on these roads. I wouldn't want to take it on a long road trip, but for around town it can't be beat.
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Great car!!!

by from Cordova on June 28, 2017

This is such a great car sporty and stylish so happy I found this at Roadshow mini!! Matt was such a great guy to work with thanks Roadshow mini.
This is such a great car sporty and stylish so happy I found this at Roadshow mini!! Matt was such a great guy to work with thanks Roadshow mini.
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Cute, fast, engaging - a great city car

by from Honolulu, HI on June 1, 2017

I wanted something that was a good city car: fast, small, and matched my personal aesthetic. The Mini Cooper Hardtop has all of these qualities. The interior design is heavily stylized to represent a ...
I wanted something that was a good city car: fast, small, and matched my personal aesthetic. The Mini Cooper Hardtop has all of these qualities. The interior design is heavily stylized to represent a classic image, with big circular dials dominating the dashboard and switches in the center of the console to operate the windows. I take issue with two things in the car's interior, and they are 1) the awkward position of the E-break, and 2) the fact that you need an adapter to play music through the USB port. It's small, but perfectly comfortable as a two-seater. Three people isn't painful, but four is borderline infeasible if the driver needs the leg room. You'll likely experience some drag under certain conditions, like driving uphill with the air on. Still a smooth reliable driving experience. It's a TON of fun to drive and takes turns super fast. It's low to the ground, so speed bumps will be your biggest enemy. Driving with the windows down is fun, and the windshield has a wide-open design that will let you see for miles. Great for scenic drives.
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Great car inside out out!

by from on May 20, 2017

I love my car. It's cute and the design is great! It's comfortable driving and spacious inside even though it's a tiny car.
I love my car. It's cute and the design is great! It's comfortable driving and spacious inside even though it's a tiny car.
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2013 John Cooper Works Hardtop

by from St Louis MO on March 30, 2017

If you're looking at a 2013 Mini you could go with the base Cooper (which I also own) and have a fantastically fun simple commuter. You could try a Cooper S, which adds turbo huff to the base Cooper e...
If you're looking at a 2013 Mini you could go with the base Cooper (which I also own) and have a fantastically fun simple commuter. You could try a Cooper S, which adds turbo huff to the base Cooper experience and makes standard the optional sport package from the base model. Or you could try the full-fat JCW experience. The 2013 JCW is laughably quick, planted yet agile. It feels like a very grown up sports machine but doesn't take itself too seriously. With stiff JCW-specific suspension and mandatory (because of the high spec Brembo brakes, serious braking for serious use) 17 inch wheels the ride quality isn't for everyone. If you want a comfortable Mini Hardtop, stick with the base Cooper, or a Cooper S on the 16 inch stock wheels. Aside from the stiff legged ride, the power can sometimes be tricky to put down as its FWD and rather torquey. The upgraded transmission shifts nicely, but the clutch isn't happy in bumper to bumper traffic. Either you have to ride it, or let big gaps build ahead of you. Reliability has been average, with a few trips to Mini service for a replacement water pump, spark plugs (they're supposed to be good for 30K miles, but mine were shot by 10k - blame it on traffic) and a replacement stereo. The sunroof makes occasional rattles on cold days, and like all Minis some interior rattles are present depending on road quality or temperature. Great looking car, excellent quality paint and sheetmetal. Nice interior plastics and general build quality, excellent optional Recaro seats. Excellent visibility all around, very good Harmon Kardon stereo. Navigation system effective, but the user interface is neither intuitive nor ergonomic. Not for the faint hearted or penny pinchers. Only thing in the price class that's more fun is the 2016+ Mazda MX5 Miata...
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quick

by from Sun City Center FL on July 31, 2014

looks good great acceleration comfortable handles very well interior looks good controls at your finger tips roomier than the 2010
looks good great acceleration comfortable handles very well interior looks good controls at your finger tips roomier than the 2010
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Most Fun Car I've Ever Owned!

by from Fort Worth, TX on May 8, 2014

This is the most fun I've had in a long time! For a little car she has a lot of energy! I get a nice smooth ride, great take-off, and easy acceleration. People watch me pass by and I can actually see ...
This is the most fun I've had in a long time! For a little car she has a lot of energy! I get a nice smooth ride, great take-off, and easy acceleration. People watch me pass by and I can actually see the "dream bubble" form over their heads! I know what they are wishing for and I have to say, "My Mini-Cooper is a dream come true!" I will never regret choosing a Mini and I know you won't either! If you want to have fun and reliability get you a Mini-Cooper!
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My Mini ROCKS!

by from Flower Mound, TX on April 19, 2014

I just bought my second Mini. My first was a base model 2011 Hardtop, and it was awesome, the most fun I'd ever had in a car. It even outranked my BMW 3M series convertible. My NEW Mini is a 2013 Mini...
I just bought my second Mini. My first was a base model 2011 Hardtop, and it was awesome, the most fun I'd ever had in a car. It even outranked my BMW 3M series convertible. My NEW Mini is a 2013 Mini Cooper S Hardtop and I LOVE IT! I thought my 2011 had pep-- this Cooper S is so sporty and FAST, the 0-60 in 6.4 seconds has been tested and proven LOL! The paddle shifters are great on the freeway, and of course I couldn't live without the Harman Kardon sound system. TWICE I have bought a Mini Cooper and TWICE I have fallen in love with it! WANNA RACE???
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Best car I've ever owned.

by from Florida on February 7, 2014

Last spring, I purchased my MINI John Cooper Works GP. It's the racing model of the Hardtop. These things are addicting. First my parents bought one... then they bought another... then I got in one fo...
Last spring, I purchased my MINI John Cooper Works GP. It's the racing model of the Hardtop. These things are addicting. First my parents bought one... then they bought another... then I got in one for the first time and figured out what the hype was about. I haven't felt this empowered behind the wheel of an automobile in a long time. Even though they are not the fastest cars you can buy, it's worth all the time. It handles like it's on rails, and has a soul unlike 99% of cars on the road. Seriously, stop looking at lame cars that are all about price, and go test drive a MINI today. I went to a two dealerships and they were both very low pressure, honest people. I ended up buying at Tom Bush MINI in Jacksonville, Florida. Everyone was very helpful, answered all my questions, and I never felt pushed into something I didn't want. The MINI is not just a car, but a whole lifestyle, which after being a part of many car groups, makes sense to me. This is the most fun you will ever have in a car for under $50,000! Go test drive today!
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