Considering a new mini, would love input - MINI Cooper Forum

General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2014, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Oct 2012
Local Time: 11:29 PM
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Considering a new mini, would love input

Hey everyone! About a year and a half ago now I bought a Countryman S all4 and I've been kinda kicking myself for getting it in automatic, but I had a good reason, namely money saving since it was a demo model.

But the time has come that I'm looking at moving into something with a manual again, and I'm mainly looking at the cooper, naturally aspirated. I've never owned either a cooper or a cooper S and I'd like some feedback from people that own them. I had a ride in an S and it felt really fast, unnecessary for me, and the S for me is higher in insurance and burns a bit more fuel, so I'm also considering the cooper because it's slightly cheaper for me to run. I'm also a tiny bit worried about the suspension being less comfortable for long drives.

My question is this, is the cooper S really worth my spending more on it just simply to have that turbo power? I'd love to hear feedback from owners
and maybe, people can provide information on what I should look out for when looking pre-owned.

as a little background info, I primarily use my car for long highway trips, so the fuel economy is pretty important, as is the ride comfort. There's also a difference in insurance cost for me, which is around $400 a year, and that's Canadian dollars, so harder to swallow, but not impossible if I have good reason to go S. Good reasons would be things like reliability, resale value, aftermarket parts and things, community support, etc.

ehcorn is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 05:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome