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Mini Cooper Buyers Guide

The Mini Cooper is perhaps the most iconic car that has ever been manufactured in the history of the automobile industry. Its one-of-a-kind appearance makes it recognisable: the fact that it has been mentioned in various literature, favoured by celebrities plus the rich and famous and used in movies cements its status now and for years to come. But its widespread appeal does not immediately mean great compatibility. This car is only made for those who are especially attuned to own a city car.

Pros

Long-time users of the Mini Cooper have shown great feedback on the car’s engines. Both the diesel and petrol options give high flexibility. The engines run smoothly and feel very responsive -- the petrol is especially fun to drive at 120bhp compared to the diesel’s 108bhp. As for handling, the Cooper makes a great navigator in town. While the car feels a bit firm, it easily passes bumps and rough roads without much discomfort. Owning a Mini Cooper also reaps huge rewards in the form of fuel economy and the routine servicing package Mini TLC.

Buyers of the Mini Cooper will easily love the car’s quirky but very unique exterior appearance. The interior similarly has a classy trim which is finished off by the central speedo. Comfort is also topnotch with highly supportive driver’s seat and steering wheel. Leg and headroom are generous for front and rear seat passengers.

The car’s safety features do not fall short, as BMW never fails to deliver. Mini Cooper has scored five stars in the Euro NCAP. Standard safety equipment includes front, side and cabin-length head airbags, stability control, and ISOFIX child seat mounting. Other standard equipment includes air conditioning, remote central locking, alloy wheels, CD player and electric mirrors and windows.

Cons

While the engine choices exceed expectations when it comes to performance, they may present a few noise issues. When worked hard, the diesel engine can be noisy. It doesn’t help that this can get aggravated by road and wind noise that easily enters the cabin.

While the Mini’s notable exterior never fails to turn heads, the interior can prove a little disappointing. The materials may look too plastic for some tastes. The layout of the controls may also be awkward and hard to find for first time users of the Mini line. As with other cars in the segment, the Mini Cooper also has an unremarkable boot.

The Mini Cooper rides on its brand, and this shows in the price. Buying a Mini can puncture a hole through wallets. But its ideal running costs can more than make up for this in the long run.

Those who are eager to own a Mini Cooper because of its iconic status should take a second look before making an investment. Although the Mini delivers great fuel economy and has reliable engines, it still falls short in a few departments. It is wiser not to fall for the car’s image. This way, the buyer can truly judge the worth of the car by its own merits.

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A History of the Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper is a sporty urban mini of the British Motor Corporation’s (BMC) Mini line. The Mini Cooper is a fashion statement in the world of automobiles. Its popularity has spanned generations, gaining ground in rallies and in various international cultural movements since its humble beginnings in 1961.

The Cooper model was a collaborative project between John Cooper of Cooper Car Company and Sir Alec Issigonis of BMC. The inspiration for a sporty Mini was borne out of Cooper’s background as a Formula One designer. The Cooper had features that were never before used in small cars. The first models to come out were the Austin Mini and the Morris Mini.

The Cooper S was subsequently released in 1963. The S featured a powerful engine, which helped cement its place in the annals of Moto Rally history. The racing victories soon helped boost sales, and the economical and agile car’s popularity rose steadily.

Issues with royalties soon affected the sales of Coopers in the UK. In 1971, the design was licensed to manufacturers in other countries.

In 1990 the demand for Coopers rose, and production resumed in 1991 after twenty years. Various engine improvements were introduced in the 90s, which marked the end of production for the whole line.

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