The steering wheel wobbles in hand. The half-top can be opened even when the car is in motion up to 75 mph. The convertible also adds two small power windows for the rear seat passengers which are retracted automatically as the roof opens. It also produces more aural horsepower than the base engine, and with the top down sounds otherwise reserved for onlookers can be heard by those on board. Adding a supercharger to the Cooper S model required that the battery be relocated into the rear of the car - leaving no room for a spare tyre. A six-speed manual is the only gearbox available for the S.
There's no catches to release, just push the button and down it comes. Primary Use: Commuting to work A Blast — Drove this car on dry days since 2011 with zero problems. And surprisingly enough, the Mini can be ordered to put its top down by simply pressing on the key fob, which sounds more like a Mercedes-Benz feature than something on a 25K convertible. However, that top is power operated and has a sunroof that partially opens. Primary Use: Commuting to work Jaw Drop Handling — This is an impressive car.
Primary Use: Family transportation Super Fun — This was the first Mini that I have owned. An optional wind blocker covers the rear seats but reduces buffeting. With the top down, the trunk loses two cubic feet of storage space and the loading feature. Hence this model comes with run flat tyres as standard. .
The front portion may be rolled back to form a sunroof at speeds less than 75mph. We got the hot one, all 1. Its rigid unibody structure includes reinforced floor and side panels and high-strength door beams. The Mini looks stylish top up or top down. The center mount looks good, but it's out of the driver's line of sight. There are certain exceptions, including while washing it, driving in the rain at less than 25 miles per hour, after hair plug surgery or when the temperature is lower than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is a handful of cars that look very different from anything else on the road. Fun Fun Fun — This car turns the heads and I have received so many compliments on it. The convertible's trunk lid is hinged at the bottom, as on the original Mini, and can hold up to 175 pounds for a tailgate party. Premium and subcompact may seem contradictory terms, but not here. Cornering brake control improves stability in cornering, while the dynamic stability control system is available as an option. Otherwise, the top goes down.
More important to us, the Cooper S's sporting nature has not been compromised. You can in the convertible. Convert and go The Mini's interior pays homage to its ancestor in style, with more room than expected and a huge speedometer mounted in the center of the dash. Additionally, it has enhanced brakes and suspension as well as 218 horsepower from the John Cooper Works engine modification package. Stick with the integrity of the standard fittings. The automated system offers such helpful advice as how to administer a wedgie to the offender. The optional Cockpit Chrono Pack, which we didn't have in our test car, places smaller tach and speedometer gauges on the steering column and exchanges the standard speedometer for a chronometer-style multifunction gauge.
Each car is individually numbered with a decal on the roof. There are new taillamps as well. Four buttons are located above the rear vision mirror, two for opening and closing the roof, the other two for operating the windows. Fortunately I have had zero real problems. It doesn't stand to reason, but despite the slight weight penalty, this convertible is the best-performing Mini we've ever tested: 0-to-60 mph arrived in just 6. Leave the tux at home. It's quick and handles great which makes it a blast to drive.
I just put in gas and have routine oil changes. The fit and finish of the interior was really nice and it kept that european feel as well. All-season or sport tires are a no-cost option. Since 2004, a soft-top convertible option has been available across the entire range. The names Cooper and Cooper S echo the names used for the sportier version of the classic Mini which in turn come from the involvement of John Cooper and the Cooper Car Company. The problems begin when the road turns bumpy. The top can be lowered remotely by use of the key fob or raised by inserting the key in the driver-side door and holding it.
No manual top is available. The engine is a little weak at the bottom, but power builds quickly, with plenty available at the top. Syracuse and University of Illinois alums can combine the latter of each for that old school spirit. A tire-pressure monitoring system alerts the driver to any pressure loss. Like the original, it uses a transversely-mounted four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. The driver doesn't need to unlatch anything.