Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Superb best car I have ever owned. Great performance, good handling and soft top motoring. The only reason I have not replaced it with the new facelift cooper S is I tihnk my supercharged model loks better sounds better and has much better dashboard. |BMW have ruined th elooks on the MINI with the new model

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The mini cooper convertible is a great looker. Good performer and fantastic handerling. The only thing that lets it down is the the cost of general wear and tear parts, such as brakes and exhaust. The high price of buying this car is offset by the low depreciation.value.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This car was bought 2 years ago with 70,000 miles on the clock and has never let me down, all I have relaced is the exhaust, brakes pads and the bushes and of course tyres. It hasnt cost me a great deal it flys through mots.

Performance: 1/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Small items but big costs, door cables brake cables, exhausts.runs ok but fuel consumption around town is not good for a small car. Replaced window wiper motor cost ł300 with labour starter motor wiring shorting.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great little convertible with a lot of bang for my buck. Head turning, addictive and great to own. The community of likeminded owners has also been another fantastic part of MINI Ownership.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never fails. I do have it regular serviced which I am sure this is the reason of its reliability. What you would expect from a coopers performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Have had new front brake pads fiited - didn't shop around but probably would have got a better deal at a independant garage.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Apart from a few rattles it hasn't let us down. For a fast, powerful car the costs ore good. also the mini tlc service plan is excellent value.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only a couple of minor electrical issues, fixed underwarranty. Fuel economy outstanding given the level of performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Start button stuck in. rear brakes squeal. 44-50mpg is really good for a petrol was very suprised.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Rattles squeaks some chrome corrosion. Good when offset vs performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Really good! Better than my last mini so I'm happy!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5