Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,984 - $7,453
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
115-168
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,984 - $7,453
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
115-168
Seats
4

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2005 MINI Cooper Owner Reviews

4.41
41 Reviews
59% 29% 10% 2 star 0% 2%
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I love my cute blue Mini Cooper!

2005 MINI Cooper

I needed a car in a hurry after I totaled my previous car falling into a ditch and I wanted to buy a car with the insurance pay out and not have car payments. I spied this blue Mini Cooper in the used car lot and fell in love with it. The Carfax showed no problems and it had only 75, 000 + miles on the odometer which I thought was great for a 2005. The steering was stiff and creaky but the dealer promised to fix it. However after several attempts by his mechanic he sent me to a Mini dealer who diagnosed a strut problem which I have yet to fix and the problem has diminished over time. It runs great for a 13 year old car. One thing I was concerned about was the small trunk space, and that it is a 2 door, but by folding down the back seats I can load a lot of stuff. I was unaware that Mini Coopers were made by BMW when I bought it and that all maintenance has to be done by the Mini Cooper dealer because it requires proprietary tools which other repair shops find not cost effective to purchase. However despite all that I love my mini and will buy another when this one "dies" but next time i'll get a 4 door.

- Hilary H

Mini coopers are reliable, safe and easily affordable.

2005 MINI Cooper

The vehicle's performance is very well when kept up to date. Gas mileage is amazing! It only takes about 25 to maybe 30 dollars to fill up the take and you can travel about 400 miles without having to refill maybe once. The only thing I see as a problem is that you can't really work on the vehicle yourself. You have to take it into a shop to get fluids filled and changed. I prefer to do that by myself. The vehicle is very reliable. I have a 2005 and it has not let me down yet. Changing out parts on the vehicle like a cv axle was fairly easy and had no problems. The vehicle itself is comfortable. The seats are able to be adjusted and put how you would like and still be able to fit a babies car seat in the back with room. The features are a little basic but that is because I did not get a fully loaded, all out expensive mini. The sound system is great even though it is stock.

- Angelica D

I love my 2005 Mini Cooper Convert

2005 MINI Cooper Base

Overall this has been a very fun, reliable car! I have the convertible model and have had no issues with the top (no leaks, tears or malfunctions). The only thing that I have had an issue with is the regulator arm on the small rear windows. The piece is plastic and over time breaks. It is a pretty pricey repair and since the convertible top functions along with the two year windows once those go out you cannot use the convert feature until you have them repaired. No other complaints. I love my car!

- Candace J

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
168 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L SOHC 16
1.6L supercharged SOHC 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.3 in.
31.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/65R15 - P195/55R16
P195/55R16 - P205/45R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
97.1 in.
97.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.9 ft.
34.9 ft.

Length

Length
143.1 in.
143.9 in.

Width

Width
66.5 in.
66.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2524 - 2557 lbs.
2679 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
168 hp

Torque

Torque
111 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
N/A lbs.
N/A lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 - 32 mpg
28 - 25 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 36 mpg
32 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

    (Not Rated)
  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety