In-depth Reviews

MINI Coupe owner reviews

"With its two seat cabin, adjustable rear wing and ultra stiff suspension, the MINI Coupe is the most driver-focused MINI yet"

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Used car deals
Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

67%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

72007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

it feels solid, runs great
Running Cost

3 out of 5

better than the cooper s i had, although loved the power of the s it guzzled petrol. the road tax for my mini now is fantastic

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Chilli, works, wired, city., 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Perfection
Running Cost

4 out of 5

It does like a drink, but that might just be my own foot.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

cooper S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

1 out of 5

Harsh Suspension and Uncontrollable Handling
Running Cost

3 out of 5

OK but not as good as you would expect from a 1.6 litre

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

COOPER SD

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

59
Review
After trading in a Honda Civic ES 2010 against the Coupe I was a little dubious about the reportedly harsh ride and practicality. However the suspension is far better and actually far more forgiving than the Honda. The fairly good size boot has been more than large enough for a weekend camping trip for two (including a good size tent, sleeping bags, beds, table, chairs and cooking gear etc). The Coupe with the SD engine is awesome especially for mid range overtaking. Around town I'm getting 58 mpg, 62 mpg for a trip to the coast and on a long motorway haul it managed to get 64 mpg . The handling is fabulous and the car really grips into the corners. Build quality is fabulous and the sports seats are perfect; firm, comfortable and supportive. I'm 6'1" and there is plenty of headroom to spare. I'm quite choosey about my cars, I've had new VW Golf GTIs, BMW Coupes and Merc SLK.......the Mini has the same feel as the best. Everytime I get out of this car it puts a smile on the face...awsome accelleration/overtaking, frugal mpg (60 average), build quality, unmatched handling and only £35/per year road tax.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems at all.
Performance

5 out of 5

Good 0-60 7.9......but the real kick is in 3rd or 4th gear 45-upward; its breathtaking, no need to change down!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

60 mpg average, 143 bhp, 305 Nm, 0-60 7.9 sec, awesome mid range accelleration.....£35 annual road tax....cheapest running costs of any car I've ever owned.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Chilli Pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

52005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

John Cooper Works, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Side scuttles were wobbly and needed replaced on delivery Drivers door seal needed replaced as mishapen causing wind noise
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Despite being the JCW and not having stop-start technology, mpg is identical to my previous mini cooper S which has pleasantly surprised me.

Most Popular

BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV review
BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV
16 Nov 2020

BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV review

Updated 2020 Audi SQ2 now available to order
Audi SQ2 SUV
17 Nov 2020

Updated 2020 Audi SQ2 now available to order

Ford Kuga Hybrid joins range as third electrified Kuga
Ford Kuga
17 Nov 2020

Ford Kuga Hybrid joins range as third electrified Kuga