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2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Smart fortwo

  2012 MINI Cooper 2-door Coupe Side Exterior View 2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
MSRP
$19,500
$12,490
Invoice $17,550 $11,616
MPG
City/Highway
25/37 34/38
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone. Read Full Review Still stylish and quirky, the 2012 Smart Fortwo can be a fun and useful car for tight urban spaces where its size and maneuverability is an asset; but for even occasional highway driving, nearly any other small car would be a better pick. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Fun to drive
  • Uniquely MINI look inside and out
  • Good gas mileage
  • Lots of available extras

Dislikes:

  • Tiny rear seats
  • Steering feel could be better
  • Controls and materials feel cheap
  • Adding options quickly raises the price

Likes:

  • Nimble and responsive at city speeds
  • Actually fits tall folks
  • Can park nearly anywhere

Dislikes:

  • Busy, jittery ride
  • Nervous and noisy on the highway
  • Short on passing power
  • Bluetooth hands-free completely missing
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