2003 Mini Cooper Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
The Mini is a modern reincarnation of a classic icon. Agile handling makes it fun to drive and the front accommodations are surprisingly generous. A choppy ride, tight rear seat and the base model's modest acceleration are notable detriments.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Had issues with rear suspension even though it had low mileage."

Rolando G., FL (2003 Mini Cooper)

"Mini Coopers are very fun to drive. It has great handling and performance for a small car."

Anonymous, MI (2003 Mini Cooper)

"Drives like a go kart, absolutely a blast to drive"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Mini Cooper)

"Very sporty, acceleration and braking very sensitive."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Mini Cooper)

"The acceleration and handling are outstanding for the money."

A L., CA (2003 Mini Cooper)

"The driving experience, especially the handling is so enjoyable that it is something I find addictive and always look forward to. The Mini begs to be driven hard!"

J H., SC (2003 Mini Cooper)

"This is a wonderful little car that has quick acceleration and go-cart handling. I am so glad I did not replace it with a newer model. The supercharged MINIs are the best!"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Mini Cooper)

"Lots of supercharged acceleration. Amazing cornering power. Extremely stable on the highway."

Anonymous, OH (2003 Mini Cooper)

"Track car that I can drive on street, visceral sound experience when driving fast."

SHAWN M., CA (2003 Mini Cooper)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"My husband drives this car so I amrarely the driver, I do not feel comfortable with the audio controls and other controls on the back of the steering column. But my husband likes it and is quite comfortable with the operation."

Rhonda D., SC (2003 Mini Cooper)

"My mini has nearly 200 miles, and still rides really nice, however there are a few more noises but much less than other cars with this mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Mini Cooper)

"This is a fun car to drive. We love the heated seats. The ride is sporty and the seats fit you."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Mini Cooper)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Great performance and economical and fantastic handling."

Rolando G., FL (2003 Mini Cooper)

"It is a moderately inexpensive car, it looks really good and is distinct, it corners and handles well, gets reasonably good gas mileage, and the best part is that it fits in parking spots that many other cars could not fit into. But it has also had some issues which make me less happy with it than I was originally. But I would still call it a good car."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Mini Cooper)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It looks great and is really cute. Everyone knows that I am somewhere when my Mini is there."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Mini Cooper)

"The Mini Cooper still stands out as an unusual, handsome car. At the time I bought it, it was virtually the only car in my price range with a sense of style and individuality. Since 2002, more cars are designed with looks and uniqueness in mind, but the Mini still turns heads."

Anonymous, MN (2003 Mini Cooper)

"Small, strong, cute fas"

SHAWN M., CA (2003 Mini Cooper)

"The size of this car means it is our chosen vehicle when we go to some event where there is a crowd or limited parking. We can park the Coop anywhere. Plus it's amazing how much room there is inside. My brother, who is 6'7" could easily fit in the front seat. He loved driving it."

JOY F., OH (2003 Mini Cooper)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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