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2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

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Overview
The Mini Cooper is an e-ticket carnival ride that can dry out wet pavement with its excellent handling. The shortest car on the road, it can be parked in the smallest of places. Yet it seats four, with surprisingly roomy back seats, and it can carry a generous amount of cargo. Its bulldog stance still generates smiles, four years after its introduction as a 2002 model.

Engineered by BMW, the Mini Cooper is a high-quality piece of equipment, as solid as any German sedan. And it boasts a multitude of passive and active safety systems.

Convertibles were added to the lineup for 2005. At the same time, all models were enhanced with new interior lighting, storage space and trim options, plus revised headlamps and tail lamps and a new grille. New manual gearboxes with revised gearing delivered improved acceleration for both the Cooper and Cooper S, and the S received a slight bump in horsepower.

For 2006, a new Checkmate trim package with exclusive interior and exterior modifications is now being offered for sedan models. And the John Cooper Works performance package can now be ordered as a factory-installed option or as a dealer-installed option.


Model Lineup
The Mini Cooper comes in two model designations: the 115-horsepower Mini Cooper and 168-horsepower Mini Cooper S. Either is available as a convertible. The hardtop Minis are four-seat, three-door hatchbacks. The Mini is front-wheel drive with a transversely mounted 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

The Mini Cooper ($16,950) comes with air conditioning, CD stereo with six speakers, power windows with auto-down, power locks, remote keyless entry, and a rear wiper all standard. A five-speed gearbox and 15-inch alloy wheels are standard. A Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT ($1,300) automatic, is optional.

The Mini Cooper S ($20,600) features a supercharged version of the four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, stiffer front and rear anti-roll bars for flatter handling and 16-inch wheels. The Cooper S has exterior trim that distinguishes it from the base model. Inside, the S adds sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A six-speed automatic is optional ($1,350).

The Mini Cooper Convertible ($21,450) and Cooper S Convertible ($24,900) are equipped similarly to the respective hard tops.

New interior options include English Leather upholstery, a Mini Seven high-gloss black dash panel, and a Mini Park Lane dash. Exterior options include roof, mirror caps and bonnet stripes now available in silver, new paint colors including Solar Red and Royal Grey, and two new no-cost 15-inch wheel packages for the Mini Cooper. You can choose a roof that's either body-colored, black, or white, and you can add a roof decal, a checkered flag, a Union Jack, a Star Spangled Banner. You can finish your Mini with white or silver wheels. Mini customers can build their car online (at miniusa.com) with colors, options, and accessories.

Options include sport suspension ($500), automatic air conditioning ($300), a Harman/Kardon stereo with eight speakers ($550), leather seats ($1300), heated front seats ($270), rear fog lamp ($100), park distance control ($350), xenon headlamps ($550), a navigation system ($1700), Dynamic Stability Control ($500), multifunction steering wheel ($250), Chrome Line interior ($200), universal garage door opener ($200), cockpit chrono pack ($300), on-board computer ($200), metallic paint ($450), and leather upholstery ($1,300).

Optional packages for the Mini Cooper: The Premium Package ($1,400) adds a leather multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, automatic air conditioning, and an on-board computer. The Sport Package ($1,400) offers DSC dynamic stability control, a rear spoiler, 16-inch five-star alloy wheels with 195/55R16 run-flat performance tires, sport seats, and front fog lamps. The Cold Weather Package ($300) includes heated washer jets, heated mirrors, and heated seats. The Convenience Package ($400) adds a universal garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rain sensor and auto headlights. The Checkmate Package ($2,200) includes a leather steering wheel, 16-inch Bridge spoke wheels with performance tires, a rear spoiler, roof and mirror caps in black or silver, black or silver bonnet stripes, black Checkmate logos, sport seats, Checkmate dash trim, front fog lamps, and a special Checkmate cloth/leather upholstery treatment.

The Cooper S offers identical Premium ($1,400), Cold Weather ($300) and Convenience ($400) packages. The Sport Package ($1,400) differs by offering bonnet stripes, 17-inch alloy wheels with 205/45R17 run-flat performance tires (or all-season tires), headlamp power washers, front fog lamps, and xenon headlights.

The convertibles are available with a Premium Package ($1,400) that adds a center armrest, chrome interior package and Harman Kardon stereo to the equipment in the hard top packages. The Sport Package ($1,400) for the Cooper Convertible includes DSC, 16-inch wheels, sport seats, and front fog lamps. The S model Sport Package ($1,400) includes DSC, bonnet stripes, 17-inch alloys in two designs, headlamp power washers, front fog lamps and xenon headlamps.

The John Cooper Works performance kit ($6,300) includes a high-output supercharger, performance cylinder head, stainless steel sport exhaust, sport-tuned ECU, high-flow injectors, cold-firing sparkplugs, electronic low-restriction airbox, JCW-logo silver intercooler surround, valve cover authentication plaque, JCW brake kit with 11.5-inch vented front rotors, performance front calipers painted red with JCW logo, larger performance-composition front and rear pads, and a limited slip differential.

Safety features include anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, front airbags and front side-impact airbags, curtain-style head-protection airbags for all passengers, seatbelt pretensioners, and a crash sensor that automatically unlocks the doors. The Cooper S comes standard with traction control. We recommend getting the optional DSC electronic stability control.

     

Walkaround
The Mini Cooper received a facelift for 2005, so there are no major design changes for 2006. The facelift included new headlights and taillights and a new three-slat radiator grill; the front and rear bumper fascia on the Cooper models were revised with a cleaner look.

The bulldog stance of the Mini Cooper remains distinctive, appealing and still fresh. The Mini is low, wide, and short, with short overhangs. The wheels are set as far out to the four corners as possible, enhancing stability in turns and on bumpy straights. The wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) measures 97.1 inches, longer than some small cars, yet the Mini is shorter overall than any other car sold in America, at 142.8 inches (less than 12 feet). The current Mini Cooper shares some of its basic design tenets with the original, but with one-third greater width, length and height.

The hood is wide, but short in depth, the product of unique design and manufacturing techniques. That, along with the big round doe-eyed headlights (which go up with the hood), are largely responsible for the common "Oh-h-h, isn't it CUTE!" reaction. Mini designers also threw in what they consider to be some voluptuous feminine curves and some masculine muscular bulges to cover all the visceral reactions. Thus the Mini is neither Guy Wheels nor a Chick Car. It is an engaging automotive device with an appeal that stretches across gender, age and economic status. Its horizontal roof, giving it that toaster shape, is functional: It provides adult headroom to anyone riding in either the back or front seats, something that arch-shaped body designs (such as the Beetle) do not do.

The rear is trimmed with an elegant fascia, while the front fascia has body-colored bumpers. The Mini Cooper has one exhaust tip exiting below the sleek rear bumper on the right side. BMW's attention to detail is everywhere. A small reflector on door jam alerts other drivers when you open the door at the side of a busy street. Big oval mirrors afford a good view behind, where all those slower cars can be seen.

Those mirrors must be used diligently in the convertible because blind spots can be serious, particularly with the top up. The many advantages in having a heated solid glass back window in a convertible is complicated by the need to fit that in to the folding requirements of the top. What suffers is the outward view to the rear quarters. Use your mirrors.

The Cooper S is distinguished by its hood scoop, sport bumpers, lower intake grille, aggressive side sills, wider wheel arches, and twin exhaust tips that exit from the middle. A rear spoiler trails off the roof, chrome brightens the fuel-filler flap, and an S logo shaped like a curvy road spices up the rear badge. Numerous other styling cues, including big eight-spoke wheels reminiscent of the classic Minilights, ensure that everyone who's anyone knows you sprung for the hot one.

 

Interior Features
The Mini Cooper is roomy, luxurious, and convenient. Even tall drivers find it comfortable. The standard seats are firm and supportive. The sport seats are longer in seat bottom with higher bolsters. If you prefer seats that you sit in rather than on, opt for the sport seats. Leatherette is standard and it is superb, if vinyl can be superb. Cloth is available at no extra cost. Leather is optional.

The front seats slide and lift out of the way to allow rear passengers into the back of this two-door hatchback, and then they return to the original position. That makes loading rear passengers quick and easy. The seats have recliner levers on both sides for convenience.

The back seats are surprisingly roomy. There's plenty of headroom and the rear seats are scooped out to provide good support. Legroom is tight, but with a little cooperation from those in front two adults can travel short distances back there in comfort. The back seats are split and fold down for cargo versatility.

The Mini Cooper's interior is stylish and modern, and exudes quality. Prominent circles set the interior design statement. That large circle in the center of the dash, visible to anyone in the car, is the speedometer. A racy round tachometer is perched like an aftermarket muscle car unit immediately before the driver's eyes and tilts with the adjustable steering column. Toggle switches with little guards are arranged in a row near the bottom of the center stack. They operate power windows, power locks, front and rear fog lamps, and the electronic stability control system. A pair of cup holders immediately in front of the shifter will hold a pair of grande cappuccinos if you squeeze them gently past the bottom edge of the dash.

The Mini Cooper benefited from a few interior enhancements for 2005, including new map lights and cascade lighting located on the center of the top windshield frame and illuminated door handles, all designed to improve night-time interior visibility. The interior door armrests were redesigned to allow you to put more in the door pockets. Also, the rear cup holder was enlarged, a tray was added under the center column, partially enclosing the area and another tray was added under the brake handle.

The interior is full of clever details. The optional automatic climate controls are shaped like the Mini logo, for example. The heater/air conditioner controls that come standard are attractive and work well, though the mode selector knob lacks the nice feel of the fan knob. Radio buttons are small, but easy to understand and operate.

The dash is neat and firm and has a high-quality leather feel to it. We like the trim on the front of the dash of the standard Cooper, but we're not sure we like the finish on the plastic trim that adorns the dash and doors of the S model. It's designed to look like brushed aluminum, but it looks more like smudged plastic, like your little sister put her sneakers all over it.

The low roofline means you have to stoop to see traffic lights overhead. (Traffic signals are mounted on poles in jolly olde England.) Sunroof lovers should love the dual-pane panoramic sunroof. Maybe we're not sunroof lovers. Only mesh covers the glass panels on the inside, letting the sun come streaming in even when you don't want it. Besides, the metal roof makes a better background for the Union Jack.

Dropping the top takes just 15 seconds. Amazing for a car in this price range is the single button control to raise and lower the top with no latches or handles to twist. The top is unlined.

A part-way mode on the convertible top leaves a section open at the front of the cockpit like a sunroof, granting front-seat occupants a view of skyscrapers, majestic peaks or the indulgent stares of truck drivers. This unique sunroof can be operated while tooling along at highway speeds. This appealing semi-open feature is possible because the first 15 inches of the top is a rigid panel; no flapping in the breeze. This rigid panel serves another purpose: The stiff section provides a finishing touch after the top Z-folds itself like so much ribbon candy behind the perky little twin roll bars at the back of the rear seats. No tonneau has to be wrestled into place to neaten things up (or left to claim storage space when the top is up).

The trunk in the convertible hinges at the bottom to open like a desktop, as in the original Mini. Space is flexible. With the rear seatbacks folded down cargo capacity is 21.3 cubic feet. However, there's just 4.2 cubic feet available with the top down and all seats in use. That back tailgate, incidentally, is an inviting perch, but screen the perchers: it holds just 175 pounds.

Like the hard top version, the Mini convertible surprises and delights with its serious motoring capabilities. Its chassis is extremely rigid for a topless car, so the Mini's acclaimed go kart cornering capability is left intact. Drop the top and enjoy the ride.

 

Driving Impressions
A sporty driving experience is what the Mini Cooper is all about. Spring for the Cooper S if you are a serious driving enthusiast, but be prepared for an attendant rougher ride. Indeed, you may find the standard Mini Cooper more comfortable. It's smooth and very stable, like a BMW. Around town, the Mini is well-mannered, smooth to shift and easy to park. The S is firm and bounces enough that drinking hot java on the way to work may result in a stained shirt or blouse.

Drop the top on the convertible, and you may not even notice what the road surface is like.

These cars corner like go karts. It takes some very hard driving to exceed their cornering limits. The harder and deeper you go into corners, the more the Mini says more. It goes where it's pointed without protest. Even when rain was sheeting down and the pavement shimmered in rivulets, the Mini felt bonded to the surface.

As expected from a car associated with BMW, the Mini Cooper's steering is precise and immediate, though not as light as you might expect in a small car. With its sharp and accurate steering, it's easy to place the car exactly where you want it. The suspension (McPherson struts in front and multi-link rear) is designed to keep the car snug to the road. This means passengers feel broken surfaces, expansion joints and weathered pavement. The Mini's ride is not velvety, but it is secure. Somehow even on the roughest road, one that sets passengers popping like corn in a hot skillet, the Mini holds its direction like a gyroscope. Drivers like that. And make no mistake: The Mini is a driver's car.

The brakes are equally impressive Brake hard at speed and the Mini feels sucked to the earth and stops quickly. The four-wheel disc brakes (vented in front) come with four-channel ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Corner Brake Control (CBC). EBD distributes front-to-rear brake forces for improved stability and shorter stopping distances. CBC evens braking forces side to side, important when braking in the middle of a corner (usually a driving faux pas). Optional Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) applies the brakes at individual wheels and reduces engine torque when it senses you're skidding or not traveling on your intended path.

The standard 115-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder overhead-cam engine never feels deficient. It delivers plenty of power for most of us. Its acceleration performance may not plaster you to the back of the seat, but it has plenty of power for charging around on-ramps and can rocket onto the freeway. It gets an EPA-estimated 28/37 mpg City/Highway.

Shifting feels good and smooth. The Cooper comes standard with a Getrag five-speed manual transmission (new for 2005) designed for quick acceleration.

The Mini Cooper S uses a supercharged version of the same engine that produces 168 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. The S doesn't feel like a rocket off the line, but really comes into its own once it's rolling. The supercharger doesn't deliver the explosive thrust associated with turbocharged engines, but it accelerates hard, with thrilling performance when you nail it in the 30-60 mph range. The supercharged engine uses the same block, but features more cooling measures (an engine oil cooler and piston-cooling jets), lower-compression pistons (to reduce detonation), a special crank, special valves, and, of course, the roots-type blower. All this adds up to 40-percent more horsepower and torque and an EPA-estimated 24/33 mpg.

The S comes with a six-speed manual. The pull from the supercharged engine means it doesn't shift as elegantly as the standard Cooper, but it's quite tractable and easy to shift around town at low speeds. Sixth is a tall gear, good for fuel economy. The six-speed is a high-performance Getrag gearbox with double-cone synchros.

The S rides more firmly than the standard Cooper. It's fine for a driving enthusiast, but some may find it a bit stiff. You hear and feel tar strips. Some of that could be attributable to the run-flat tires. On a tight autocross circuit, the S feels quicker, more like a go kart, though the standard Cooper is still a hoot.

The available CVT, or Continuously Variable automatic Transmission, drains the fun out of the Mini Cooper. The Mini's CVT doesn't seem suited to this car the way the superb CVTs are to the Audi A6 and Nissan Murano. You may get used to it, but it's unlikely you'll ever love it. It's not as responsive as a proper manual gearbox. It bogs when coming out of corners unless you give it a lot of gas. Stand on it and it holds 5500 rpm until you lift. If you can't shift a manual gearbox, we recommend looking for another car. Or learn to shift for yourself. It's easy to do and the Mini is worth that.

For serious enthusiasts, the John Cooper Works (JCW) package is the E-ticket. With 200 horsepower, a Works Mini Cooper S cuts the 0-60 time to 6.5 seconds, but more importantly cuts the 50-75 mph time to 5.6 seconds from about 6.7 seconds for the Mini Cooper S. The Works kit includes a new cylinder head, supercharger and exhaust system. Best of all, it's fully warranted by dealers.

We drove a Works Mini for nearly 300 miles on narrow Irish roads, and were very impressed by its speed and tractability. The powerband is enormously wide, from 3500 rpm (acceleration is decent even at 3000) to redline at 7500, with peak torque increased to 177 pound-feet from the standard 155. The power was so good at any engine speed that we didn't need to shift the six-speed gearbox very much.

A drive of the latest Mini Cooper Convertible around Los Angeles showed why it's the perfect companion for outdoor enthusiasts. Not only does sunshine come standard at the press of a switch, the car's perky little 1.6-liter engine provides as much fun per fuel dollar as any car on the market. Ecologically friendly cruising has never been so cool.

 

Summary
The Mini Cooper is a well-executed piece by every measure. It's the total package that makes it an excellent value: appealing appearance inside and out, excellent performance, notable engineering, numerous safety devices and the simple delight of being in and around it. It gets excellent gas mileage and it will make your garage seem enormous.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondents Denise McCluggage reported from Minneapolis, with Mitch McCullough reporting from Los Angeles and New York, Sam Moses reporting from Ireland, and Greg Brown reporting from Los Angeles.

 

Model Line Overview

Model lineup: Mini Cooper ($16,950); S ($20,600); Convertible ($21,450); Convertible S ($24,900)
Engines: 115-hp 1.6-liter SOHC inline-4; 168-hp 1.6-liter SOHC inline-4
Transmissions: 5-speed manual; 6-speed manual; Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT); six-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard): ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Corner Brake Control, Electronic Traction Control; dual frontal and side-impact airbags; front and rear head-protection airbags
Safety equipment (optional): Dynamic Stability Control; run-flat tires
Basic warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in: Oxford, England

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP): Mini Cooper Convertible ($21,450)
Standard equipment: air conditioning w pollen microfilter & air recirculation; automatic convertible top, automatic cloth sunroof; AM/FM/CD w six speakers, auxiliary input ready, satellite radio ready, pre-wired for remote 6-disc CD changer; power windows with auto-down, power locks, remote keyless entry, rear wiper, leatherette, three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/tilt; flat tire monitor; check control vehicle monitoring system, center-mounted speedometer; steering-column mounted tachometer
Options as tested (MSRP): 6-way adjustable sport seats ($300); heated front seats ($270); Silver metallic paint ($420); Space Gray/Panther Black cloth (N/C); Anthracite trim (N/C)
Destination charge: 550
Gas guzzler tax:  
Price as tested (MSRP): 22990
Layout: front-wheel drive
Engine: 1.6-liter sohc inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 115 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 110 @ 4500
Transmission: 5-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 27/35
Wheelbase: 97.1
Length/width/height: 142.8/75.8/55.9
Track, f/r: 57.4/57.7
Turning circle: 34.9
Seating capacity: 4
Head/hip/leg room, f: 38.8/NA/41.3
Head/hip/leg room, m:  
Head/hip/leg room, r: 37.6/NA/31.3
Trunk volume: 21.3
Payload:  
Towing capacity:  
Suspension, f: McPherson strut
Suspension, r: multi-link
Ground clearance: 4.5
Curb weight: 2524
Tires: 175/65R16
Brakes, f/r: disc/disc with ABS
Fuel capacity: 13.2

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Opt
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Opt
Variable Inter. Wipers Opt
Rain Sensing Wipers Opt

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 12 Years/Unlimited Miles

MINI Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Each MINI NEXT Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is covered by MINI up to 2 years or 50,000 miles1 and begins at the expiration of the 4 year/50,000 mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty.

There are two lengths of coverage, depending on the vehicles mileage:
MINI NEXT Certified Pre-Owned
Covers you for 2 years/50,000 miles1 after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty for a total of 6 years/100,000 miles1. This includes 24/7 Roadside Assistance.
MINI NEXT Certified Pre-Owned 575
These are lower mileage (>300 miles<36,001 miles) vehicles. MINI NEXT 575 covers you for 1 year/25,000 miles1 after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty or for a total of 5 years/75,000 miles1. This includes 24/7 Roadside Assistance.

Vehicles must pass a rigorous pre-certification inspection conducted by MINI certified technicians. For complete program details, visit MINIUSA.com/MININEXT.

1whichever comes first
Age/Mileage Eligibility Less than 5 yrs (60 months) and under 60,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection Each MINI NEXT car has been inspected bonnet-to-boot by a MINI trained technician. We like to think of it as a massage. It is a process carried out by some of the most dedicated technicians in the business meant to refresh your MINI and ensure that the first feelings you experience out on the open road are ones of pure and utter goodness.
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes, see your MINI Authorized Dealer for details
Warranty Deductible $50

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