2003 Cooper vs Cooper D - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper Diesel


MINI Cooper Diesel MINI Cooper Diesel 2007 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Nov 17th, 2012, 08:29 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4
Local Time: 03:48 PM
United Kingdom
2003 Cooper vs Cooper D

I have owned a 2003 Cooper for the last 2 and a half years and absolutely love it.

However, decided that the running costs were getting higher and things started to go wrong, but hey it was 9 and a half years old. I decided to splash out on a 2007 Cooper D. I read all the reviews that it lacks sportyness and was a bit gruff, however decided the mpgs and low tax was worth it.

Well, after 2 days I absolutely love it. The high torque gives effortless mid range power and it is so smooth. I drove a facelift Cooper before driving this and I much preferred the D.

For me it is better than the petrol, as a whole package. Just thought I would post to let anyone know who is thinking about going for a D.

DO IT!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Nov 28th, 2012, 02:06 PM
MINI2 Fan
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Shropshire
Posts: 78
Local Time: 03:48 PM
United Kingdom Male View rumblestrip's Chili Red & Black 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Diesel Clubman Profile
Quote: Originally Posted by minioll (original)
I have owned a 2003 Cooper for the last 2 and a half years and absolutely love it.

However, decided that the running costs were getting higher and things started to go wrong, but hey it was 9 and a half years old. I decided to splash out on a 2007 Cooper D. I read all the reviews that it lacks sportyness and was a bit gruff, however decided the mpgs and low tax was worth it.

Well, after 2 days I absolutely love it. The high torque gives effortless mid range power and it is so smooth. I drove a facelift Cooper before driving this and I much preferred the D.

For me it is better than the petrol, as a whole package. Just thought I would post to let anyone know who is thinking about going for a D.

DO IT!

Agreed! I have just bought a new Dooper Clubman and am enjoying the torque. Acceleration through 2nd to 3rd is very nice; the petrol engine seems not to be quite right when driving hard and changing from 2 to 3 IMHO.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Nov 28th, 2012, 03:05 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Online
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,271
Local Time: 03:48 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by rumblestrip (original)
Agreed! the petrol engine seems not to be quite right when driving hard and changing from 2 to 3 IMHO.

The JCW doesnt seem so bad, I can put up with it.
I very nearly had a Cooper SD instead in fact.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Nov 28th, 2012, 09:47 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 467
Local Time: 03:48 PM
United Kingdom Male
Yep have to agree , love my Dooper convertible, I have been a diesel guy for the last 18 years, couldn't wait to get my hands on the mini diesel and absolutely love it.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Nov 29th, 2012, 10:10 AM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Coast
Posts: 623
Local Time: 03:48 PM
United Kingdom Male
I've got a Dooper S on order, moving 'up' from a 2009 Dooper. I'm expecting to see a huge decrease in fuel economy but expect it to be balanced by an increase in grins.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Feb 1st, 2013, 03:41 PM
scottish_girly's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 135
Local Time: 04:48 PM
United Kingdom Female View scottish_girly's Pepper White & Black 2nd Gen MINI Cooper S Diesel Profile View scottish_girly's Classified Ads
Crikey, where did you read that it lacked sportyness? I had a Cooper S 58 plate before deciding after 2 and a half years that the running costs were too much and got a second hand Cooper D...the pull from this car is pretty much almost the same as the Cooper S (obviously not quite as quick) but still for a diesel very impressive.

Also had a 04 plate Cooper before this. Loved them all

they call me mellow yellow!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

» Recent Threads
Anyone know what this knob does?
Today 12:19 PM
Last post by TomEdwards
Today 12:19 PM
0 Replies, 64 Views
R56 MCS JCW cooling system problem?
Nov 15th, 2014 05:11 AM
Last post by Richard of the Hills
Today 12:00 PM
1 Replies, 467 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 04:01 PM
Last post by whaap
Today 11:56 AM
89 Replies, 34,853 Views
Airbag resistor value: 3.9 Ohms ? For sure ?
Nov 21st, 2003 09:18 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:07 AM
4 Replies, 1,934 Views
Missing Functions
Yesterday 12:57 AM
Last post by SteveB00
Today 09:43 AM
9 Replies, 322 Views
Key button Door Unlock
Yesterday 06:48 PM
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 08:13 AM
1 Replies, 135 Views
engine will not start properly
Aug 12th, 2014 03:37 PM
by genik
Last post by genik
Today 06:13 AM
5 Replies, 947 Views
mini cooper 2007 won't start
Today 02:19 AM
by mc4400
Last post by mc4400
Today 02:19 AM
0 Replies, 140 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Oct 29th, 2014 11:39 PM
Last post by scrappyloz
Today 01:41 AM
4 Replies, 760 Views
Cooper D DSC light and engine light
Yesterday 11:56 PM
by hyvrid
Last post by hyvrid
Yesterday 11:56 PM
0 Replies, 119 Views
Aux function not showing up
Yesterday 10:57 PM
Last post by nahumbruhh
Yesterday 10:57 PM
0 Replies, 117 Views
Chrome trim for 51 plate Mini Cooper
Dec 13th, 2014 12:28 PM
Last post by jessybaby96
Yesterday 10:44 PM
4 Replies, 363 Views
Xenon lights problem
Dec 16th, 2014 07:49 PM
Last post by IloveMyMini1997
Yesterday 09:16 PM
4 Replies, 442 Views
2008 mini cooper heating and fan problem
Yesterday 07:07 PM
Last post by gtsmyth23
Yesterday 07:07 PM
0 Replies, 123 Views
New MINI Cooper S Owners Roll Call.....
Nov 18th, 2006 10:20 PM
by Paul
Last post by RckStrGrl21
Dec 18th, 2014 09:59 PM
696 Replies, 171,391 Views
Does Increasing Horse Power On A Diesel 2.0 146Hp Dicrease Consumption?
Dec 16th, 2014 12:30 PM
by Bubu91
Last post by dirocyn
Dec 18th, 2014 09:43 PM
6 Replies, 392 Views
Distinct Thud under floor...
Dec 14th, 2014 07:33 AM
by stirlo
Last post by stirlo
Dec 18th, 2014 09:15 PM
3 Replies, 305 Views
Very Bad Rattle metal sound...
Dec 18th, 2014 12:50 PM
by stirlo
Last post by stirlo
Dec 18th, 2014 09:12 PM
2 Replies, 175 Views
Show me your R56 MCS and your old R53 MCS
Jul 20th, 2008 12:07 AM
by TDLC
Last post by LukaszKohut
Dec 18th, 2014 08:48 PM
18 Replies, 7,003 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:48 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2