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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
MINI Cooper S (02-06) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £14,545 - £20,970
Used price £1,050 - £3,895
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £360
Insurance group 30 - 34 How much is it to insure?


Has the power to match the handling.


Looks too cute for some people.

MINI Cooper S rivals

Written by Parkers on

Strapping a supercharger to the MINI Cooper has elevated performance to a level that most other road users don’t expect. Those cutesy looks suggest a funky shopping car. This rather rubs salt into the wounds of other performance car drivers when they get left for dead on a twisty road. It takes a keen eye to pick out the bonnet scoop that is the only reliable visual indication the this is the hot Mini rather than just a tarted-up One.

John Cooper can add a ‘Works’ performance pack that makes the MINI virtually untouchable on a country road.

MINI Cooper S rivals