. Those riding in the front seats enjoy excellent head and legroom. Only the front portion of the sunroof opens but with the front section in the vent position, the rear section also tilts open to let rear-seat passengers enjoy the breeze. Both auto gearboxes are equipped with a Steptronic function, providing a sportier driving experience. A circular motif is nicely repeated, and the seats are firm and purposeful. Though the Mini is still the smallest four-passenger car on the road in North America, the interior is large enough to accommodate all sizes of drivers and front passengers in comfort, and the rear seats are actually functional, if not capacious.
After the millionth Minor rolled. The window switches seem almost designed to get blocked behind loaded cupholders; the confusing and difficult to operate ventilation controls; the seatback reclining knobs wedged between armrest and seat; the turn stalks that offer zero tactile feel; and the armrest, which feels cheap and flimsy-all add up to an experience that's a disaster in ergonomics and logic. But the Cooper has never been about horsepower, as a comparison. During our 20,000-plus-mile, 12-month run with the recently departed 2007 Cooper S, editors offered up all manner of opinions about the second-generation, slightly bigger Mini. The Cooper S package adds 17-inch wheels with performance or all-season tires, Xenon headlights with power washers, and black or white bonnet stripes if desired. Like everyone else in the office, when the going got twisty, Vance attacked the turns in the British runabout and had a blast. Around town, I enjoy a more spirited ride, operating in Sport Mode most of the time, and yet still averaging around 35 mpg.
The second time it came apart taking the timing chain with it and all of the intake valves were bent. The base Cooper can be ordered with an optional continuously variable transmission, while the S has an optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic paddles. Check engine light came on and I checked fault codes and fault code llow fuel pressure in fuel rail came up. With the hatchback and folding rear seats, the car can even haul reasonable amounts of gear. The car ran low on oil as there was an initial undetected leak in the oil pan gasket.
Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment. Very happy with my purchase. Just waiting to see how it will do in the snow. The speedometer, now larger than ever, is still placed prominently in the center of the dashboard, with the tachometer conveniently mounted behind and moving with the tilting steering wheel. Introduction With the Mini still capable of generating smiles on both owners and passersby five years after the introduction of the first generation model, the completely new 2007 Mini Cooper still thankfully displays the same insouciant appearance and offers the same fun-loving performance.
Mine was under twenty grand, with nothing special except the heated seats and auto box. I have no problem getting around in the wisconsin winters. The Convenience Package includes universal garage remote, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and center arm rest. The on-center feel of the steering is the best part of the overall handling feel. Depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time.
Clutch was replaced, but not the slave cylinder. Key to this is the extensive range of accessories available at dealers across the ÚK. But the Cooper has never been about horsepower, as a comparison. Im a 20 yoer old working class male and wanted to buy something not everyone had. But the devil lies in the details.
In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. The transmission had to be replaced because of this. I appreciate the honesty and the no gimmicks or pressure. Mini has no oil gauge alert when oil is low. Nevertheless, without the old model to compare, most observers would have difficulty spotting the changes. The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Good deal and good buying experience.
Anyone who buys a sporty car like this, expecting to enjoy a cushy ride, needs a reality check. The build quality is excellent and the whole feel of the car is very up-market - it is a true value. Nuffield was known for its Morris line of vehicles, while Austin had its Seven model line. Combined with the run-flat tires, it makes for a teeth-chattering ride. Either the mechanic broke something, or I have a serious problem, possibly the timing belt. Many of the Mini's controls are also very confusing or overly complicated.
This model continued to be a lot of fun to drive. The few niggling bugs that needed to be worked out of my pre-owned car were covered by the warranty the dealer offered me, so I have had no out-of-pocket expenses so far. The supercharged S is outfitted with a six-speed Getrag manual transmission while the base model has a five-speed standard. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be. Route 66, which connects the East and West,;is arguably the most famous;stretch of highway in U. The old classic Mini was never this good! Plus, the car's design compromises practicality with its tiny rear seat and small trunk. This is the second time replacement was necessary.