2006 MINI Cooper Expert Review

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Owner Reviews

4.17

41 Reviews

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If it weren't for the squirrels and mn winters, I would keep it.

I love my car but it is time to trade it in for one that is AWD since I have to drive in mn winters now. I am looking to trade mine in for a loaner vehicle since the mini dealership has some really good deals on those. There have been a couple of issues such as the red squirrels gnawing through the electrical wiring which affected my temperature readings (-40 f consistently).

- Penny N

Its my mini! I really enjoy it.

I've read and experiences that transmission after 100k miles goes out. The headline sags in this and previous years. This model at very least in my opinion is very noisy to drive. I would buy a newer version of this car if I could afford it. I think they are overpriced for the amount of mileage you can get from them after 100k on the engine and or transmission.

- Erica O

Costly repairs and fairly difficult to find a reputable repairman.

Great city car, fits in almost any space. Alleviating the need to circle the block a million times. Overall stylish and cool features, however with style comes cost. Repairs on this car are very expensive and seem to come up on a regular basis. Would advise to buy this car brand new as a used model will become very costly to repair.

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