2002 BMW Mini Cooper S 1.6 6 Speed Manual from UK and Ireland
Simply one of the best cars in the world, ever!
The Mini Cooper S, along with the Mini Cooper and the Mini One, is a fantastic car to drive, be seen in and just simply to own.
It is very nippy, small enough for city driving and a master of the motorways.
The exterior is a masterpiece of modern styling, (with many resemblances to the old Mini,) and the interior is very retro in styling and v.comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2003
Is it my imagination, or does this entry appear suspiciously like something Mini's marketing dept. might come up with? The Mini is getting a hammering by many reviewers, so I think its likely that the boys at BMW may have to make a few entries of their own. Like who has driven all 3 Mini models? Or am I just paranoid?
My "53" Cooper S has just had it's first service, 16 Months after purchase. Although I'm not a heavy road user I thought I'd add my "Twopence worth".
I've had a good year's motoring, hassle free with no problems. If there is a fault with the "S" it would have to be it's thirstiness. But, if I only wanted fuel economy, I would have bought a diesel!
When I collected the car, post service, I was told there is a loose wiper linkage. This was shown as a rattle at the front offside, under the dash board. Until it was pointed out I hadn't noticed it. Maybe it's a known problem? Either that, or the mechanics are really thorough!
Because of this, it's a two day stay in the garage. Poor thing!!