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2009 MINI Cooper

2008 Mazda MAZDA3

  2009 MINI Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport *Ltd Avail*
MSRP
$18,550
$13,895
Invoice $16,695 $13,022
MPG
City/Highway
26/37 18/32
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 MINI Cooper is a practical, fuel-efficient small vehicle with the soul of a sports car and a look like no other. Read Full Review The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Turbo thrust (S)
  • Firm but absorbent ride
  • Overall MINI character

Dislikes:

  • Electric power steering
  • Fashion-victim instrument panel lacks functionality
  • Options add up quickly

Likes:

  • Trim exterior style
  • Quality of interior
  • Excellent performance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Lots of standard airbags

Dislikes:

  • Some may find ride a bit stiff
  • Road noise
  • No rear-seat cup holders
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