2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop User Reviews
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- $14,133 - $21,278
- No trim specified for this review
- Gas mileage, acceleration, insanely fun to drive, quality
- No mid-range adjustment on the premium radio; no option for yellow exterior
Purchased As New
I was skeptical about this car...until I took a test drive on a winding canyon road. It blew my socks off! Everything about this car is tight. It is like driving a go cart; so much fun and the thing just barely sips fuel. Think of it as a Prius without the pretense and with balls. We opted for the Sport package, cold weather package, punch leather, upgraded stereo w/iPod adapter, chrome-lined interior accents, extended warranty, and extended worry-free maintenance. So far, there have been no problems. The engine just sounds great; it has a low, throaty purr that lets you know you're in for good time when you step down. It's a head-turner; expect people to approach you and ask about your MINI.
If you like bass, the premium stereo has more than you can handle. The only issue I have overall is the lack of mid-range adjustment; you can only adjust the bass and treble. As an AC/DC fan, you gotta bring that mid-range down a tad to bring out Angus and Mal!
Technically, this is my wife's car, but, dammit, I want my own! It will be interesting to see how the MINI handles the snow, so I can't comment on that aspect of it quite yet. Regardless, like it has been so far, I'm sure it will be fun!
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