Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,079 - $8,498
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
118-172
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,079 - $8,498
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
118-172
Seats
4

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 MINI Cooper If...

The MINI brand’s reputation for go-kart-like driving dynamics has not been compromised due to the Clubman’s larger size. If you’re worried that the Clubman won’t put a smile on your face, don’t...

MINI Cooper Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 MINI Cooper Owner Reviews

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30 Reviews
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Perfect for a small family.

2008 MINI Cooper

It may not be a huge car but there's plenty of space, at least for 2 adults. The back seat is no good for adult passengers, but ok for small children. Very little trunk space but the back seats fold down. I have my daughters car seat in the back and leave the other seat down for storage space. Perfect for a small family, or single person. Biggest drawback is cost of maintenance. "Closed oil system" means you have to go to a specialist for simple things like an oil change.

- Sunday G

Cute and fun but not exactly reliable...

2008 MINI Cooper S

I love my mini, it was always a dream of mine to have one! It's fun to drive, easy to zip through traffic and looks cute. My issues all come from the cost and the headache of maintenance. Since buying it used two years ago, I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on repairs and just underlying problems. The car burns oil like crazy so I have to add oil every 3-4 weeks. I do love it though and would recommend a mini IF you can afford a newer model.

- Erin C

Great Car! Fast and reliable

2008 MINI Cooper S

It has been really reliable. It gets pretty good gas mileage. The only thing I've had to replace is the fuel pump. I got a great deal on it and it only cost $500 to replace. It has a lot of get up and go. Living in Los Angeles I need a car with great pick up and my mini has that. It's a great, cool buzz around town car. As long as you change the oil when it needs to be changed and use high quality gas it will last you a long time.

- Virginia M

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
118 hp
172 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L OHC 16
1.6L OHC 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

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

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
29.9 in.
29.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

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

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

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
35.1 ft.
35.1 ft.

Length

Length
145.6 in.
146.2 in.

Width

Width
66.3 in.
66.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2546 - 2634 lbs.
2634 - 2668 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
118 hp
172 hp

Torque

Torque
114 ft. lbs.
177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.6 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 - 33 mpg
28 - 30 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
23 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 37 mpg
32 - 34 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety