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2013 MINI Cooper - Mini Cooper Hardtop: Fun to Drive

JC
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
I own a 2013 Pepper White Mini Cooper Hardtop. It is the base model with automatic transmission. It comes standard with Bluetooth and USB input for your smartphone or mp3 device. Overall, the car has been one of the best cars I have ever owned. Initially, I was worried that a small car would not have much power and would feel unsafe when driving next to bigger cars and trucks. However it has a nice peppy engine and very solid feel when driving in the streets or freeway. You definitely feel like you are driving a go-cart through the city traffic.
Story
Once, I wanted to drive into my garage but no one from the opposite traffic would let me in despite the fact that it was a red light and no one was moving, however, further up the street, there was an opening so I drove up and turned into that opening and drove down the sidewalk until I got home. It felt like I was in the movie "the Italian Job."
Pros
One of the positive things about the car is that it is surprisingly roomy for a car that size. I'm about 5'9" but I don't feel terribly cramped at all, even with someone sitting directly behind me in the back seat. The heavy feel of the car, especially the doors, makes it feel solid and safe to drive despite the size. The simple retro interior is also a nice feature. The center console is a large speedometer with the tech features, like audio and Bluetooth setup, right below. There is less clutter and gives it a retro yet modern feel.
Cons
The negative about the car is that the steptronic system, which allows the car to go into a manual transmission mode, is not as responsive as I would like. I get the same results jumping on the freeway with the steptronic turned off.

2003 MINI Cooper - Love my car

MR
Kaneohe Station, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
I have owned my car for 13 years now and still completely love it. I enjoy the way it handles and drives. It is still a fun and enjoyable car. It is starting to show its age on the interior but the exterior still looks great. It has held up well and even in the accidents I've been in. The only thing I disliked were mostly minor things that I could live with.
Story
I live in a sunny beachy area so I loved my huge sunroof and moonroof. It's almost like having a convertible.
Pros
Definitely the handling. I love how it corners and how sturdy it feels even though it zips through everything so well. It is just fun to drive and a very high quality experience for a decent price. It looks cute and fun and has maintained well.
Cons
There were little things like the passenger window always had issues. The window will stick occasionally in hot weather but works when my husband hits a certain part of the door. The Harmon Kardon radio stopped working when there was a short in the wiring somewhere and it shorted out my amp. It will occasionally come on randomly. The maintenance can get expensive but is high quality.

Honolulu, HI Dealer Ratings & Reviews

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2013 MINI Cooper - Mini Of Hawaii Honolulu

JC
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
4.0
Facility
4.0
Process
4.0
Quality
4.0
Service
4.0
They were very friendly and did not pressure me at all to buy a car. I wanted to trade-in a leased car for a new mini. They were able to help me get the trade-in and use the equity on the car as the down payment. I did not feel cheated nor did they give me the run around. I was able to get the car in just two days.

2010 MINI Cooper - Mini Of Hawaii Honolulu

C. Cook
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Facility
5.0
Process
5.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
They are the only MINI dealership in Hawaii. I love MINIs, so that's why I bought a car from them! I worked with Robert, who is also a MINI lover, and I ordered my customized MINI. It took 3 months to be built and shipped here from Britain. But the wait was worth it! I have taken my car back for maintenance, and I'm always satisfied with their work.

2013 MINI Cooper - Mini Of Hawaii Honolulu

James
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Facility
5.0
Process
5.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
They were very friendly and accommodating about how I wished to purchase the car. The salesman did not pressure me at all about getting a particular type of car or buying services I did not need. The dealership was very clean and they did not have sketchy looking salespeople just standing around. It is conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu so I did not have to go out of my way to look at the Minis They offered a very fair offer on the trade-in. It was actually higher than what I had anticipated.

2010 MINI Cooper - Autosource Honolulu

Billy
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Facility
4.0
Process
5.0
Service
5.0
They were extremely low-pressure, upfront, and relaxed. They did not attempt to steer me towards any individual vehicle, they were relaxed about the entire process, and they were extremely upfront about pricing, financing, and the car history.