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I'm so glad, I'm so glad, I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm gladBy Jim Durand, Apr 15, 2014As this fine, fun car wants to shout a UK heritage (though part of BMW), I thought a line from the Brit band, Cream, would be a good intro. I almost did not buy it, content to keep my 11 year old Element that serves so many purposes. But driving the Element, even hauling lumber, or carrying bikes for an outing, or chaufering pets, did not make me grin. I've had a license for 51 years ... hard to believe. I used to give a pitiful smile to the old guys in the sports cars when I was 20 and they were 60. No more. Though only a 2-seater, it's got lot's of space for carting things, even long things like a 12-string guitar case; a cello case should also fit. It is a driver's car above all, even having pedal placement for heel-&-toe downshifts into a corner. The passenger air-bag disables automatically if you put want to carry a front-facing child's seat. ...moreThe turbo provides race-car acceleration. Tracks corners like a slot car. Nicely spaced gears.
Reverse is marginally tricky to find, Noticeable torque steer especially accelerating if traction is uneven. 5 speeds with R above 1 would be better for me. Some drive-train lash sometimes.Trim 2013 MINI Coupe Cooper S
Age Group 65+
The funnest car you'll never drive!By Jimmy Selix, Oct 5, 2013Mini Cooper cars have always intrigued me, even more so after they refreshed the lineup and featured them in the remake of the Italian Job. My previous car history was mainly sedans and coupes with the last car being my 2006 Civic Si (my first ever brand new car). Prior to my purchase, I originally was looking for a smaller crossover type of car that was fun to drive and after looking at all of the boring designs like the EDGE or CRV or the MDX, I realized that I didn't need the room and didn't like driving a boring SUV type of vehicle. Thus my 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupe purchase. I custom ordered my Coupe from England and in turn had a total custom/Me-ified Mini. This was back in April 2013; I now have about 10,000 miles on it (Oct 2013). So let's get into it. Background: First off, let me state this. I am a 34yr old single, bachelor with no intentions of having a family anytime soon so backseats to me are not a necessity. I also prefer a new car due to the fact that I know what ever was done to the car was done by me. Pricing/Features: Mini is now owned by BMW so.. pricing is like a BMW. My Coupe S's price easily skyrockted up to the $35,0000 range once i had added in the Technology packages, comfort packages, Harmon Kardon sound, Mini Connected/Navigation. I did not opt for Sport suspension but did get a JCW Strut bar and JCW Spoiler added on. (the coupe has a raisable spoiler, but i liked the look of the fixed spoiler). So yes, this car can get very expensive very fast if you start checking all of the options. Driving/Riding: OMG this thing is a blast to drive! I always describe my Cooper S Coupe car as being an oversized gokart that can take a 90 turn at 45mph no problems. The low-end power and torque is pretty great for a car this sized; it puts out about 184whp at the tires and the turbo charger will kick in around 3500rpms and redlines in the 6500rpm range. She will give nearly any Mustang a run for its money (minus a cobra or saleen). Mini's do come with Run Flat Tires by default and in turn these tires do add a much stiffer feel when driving and in turns (both good for handling and bad for bumps/potholes and it shaking the car). However when compared to my Civic Si and it's sports suspension; the jarring on potholes and bumps is comparable. I also opted for the automatic transmission but usually drive my coupe in manual auto mode w/sports mode on. I get about 30MPG city driving and about 38MPG on the freeway or longer trips. Note that I do not drive conservatively either and get this mileage. So yea, bumps are a bit rough but can be smoothed out a bit by putting on non-run flats. Exterior/Interior: The exterior and mainly the roof of the coupe usually attracts the most attention, both good and bad. The roof design was based on a 'backwards' baseball cap design and the most common question you'll get from passerby's is: Does the roof come off? the answer is no of course. However the looks of the Coupe will def turn heads and start a few conversations at the gas station. These cars are pretty rare in the real world; less than 6,000 sold in the last 2 years in the USA. The interior is classic Mini. They now have a speedometer right in front of the driver and also the larger speedometer in the middle of the center console. Room inside the Coupe is actually really good. I have several taller friends and a few larger friends and they fit better in it than they did in my Civic Si. Conclusion: Either you love the Coupe or you hate it. For most, it's not for them and the Cooper Hardtop may be a better fit however for us single people or retirees looking for a fun drive each time you get in; this car is for you! If you don't like getting attention or looks, then this car is not for you. See a few of my mini cooper s coupe videos over here: http://www.youtube.com/user/seamonkey420 ...morecrazy fun factor, great MPG, great city driver, unique design
stiff suspension,can get very expensive with addons,long term reliability,unique designTrim 2013 MINI Coupe Cooper S
Age Group 25-34
Go in StyleBy Pat W, Aug 19, 2013The new 2013 Mini Cooper Coupe is worth taking a look at and for a quick test drive. Smooth handling, easy on the road and no major problems. This will be my next car purchase.easy handling
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Age Group 55-64
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