Starting at | Starting at 21 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway
The 2008 MINI Cooper convertible continues to be one of the most popular low-cost convertibles on the market, mainly due to its charismatic image, its nimble handling, and its long list of standard items that most of its competitors offer as optional equipment. The MINI's compact package can seat four people, and the supercharged S model produces a lively 168 horsepower, which outdoes a number of its heavier peers.
The MINI Cooper convertible awaits a redesign for the 2009 model year to put it in line with this year's coupe, so it remains largely unchanged for 2008.
The 2008 MINI Cooper convertible is again offered with a normally aspirated 1.6L four-cylinder engine that produces 115 horsepower and a supercharged version of the same engine that produces 168 horsepower. The supercharged S is outfitted with a six-speed Getrag manual transmission while the base model has a five-speed standard. The base Cooper can be ordered with an optional continuously variable transmission, while the S has an optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic paddles. Both models have a go-kart feel that is unlike just about anything at this price.
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Std|
|Side Head Air Bag||Std|
|Electrochromic Rearview Mirror||Opt|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Opt|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Opt|
|Rear Parking Aid||Std|
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
MINI Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
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.|
|Transferrable Warranty||Yes, see your MINI Authorized Dealer for details|
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