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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible

Mini Cooper Convertible 2012 The 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible offers lots of head room while providing both a fun riding and driving experience. There are many personalization options, so you can make the convertible your own unique vehicle. For example, contrasting piping and striping are an option along with leather upholstery, leather dashboard, and unique wheels. If you are looking for a sportier car that still gets good gas mileage, the Mini Cooper Convertible is a good choice.

Key Features

The Mini Cooper Convertible has a 1.6 liter four cylinder engine. It comes in the choices of a manual or automatic transmission. The fuel economy will offer you 27 mpg while driving in the city and 35 mpg while driving on the highway. The convertible has 121hp at 6,000 rpm with 114 pound of torque at 4,250 rpm.

Changes for 2012

Mini Yours debuts this year allowing you to customize the Mini Cooper Convertible to your liking. There are a variety of design options that will suit your taste and style. It can be customized as much or as little as you like, depending on how much you want to spend.

What We Like

The vehicle comes with lots of standard equipment making it good value for the money. It is also practical and functional, especially when it comes to fuel economy. The convertible offers a smooth ride with leather seats and a nice audio system that includes SiriusXM radio. It is also easy to park, especially in small places that most cars would have to pass up.

What Concerns US

The Mini Cooper Convertible is not any larger than the base Mini Cooper, so passengers in the back may feel cramped while the top is up. Kids will even find the lack of legroom pretty annoying, especially for longer rides. Sitting next to other cars in traffic may also make you feel claustrophobic.

Available Models

The Convertible comes in a base, S, and John Cooper style options. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available on these models. The S and John Cooper models come with a turbo speed engine making it a little more fun to drive.

Major Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible.

Common Issues

Common consumer complaints for this vehicle include a constant repairs on the engine, constant repairs on the transmission, not enough passenger space, can only hold small luggage, and it cost a bit more than comparable vehicles.

Mini Cooper Convertible 2012 Interior

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