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2012 MINI Cooper Coupe - Quality Review

 
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The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe's solid mechanicals combine with a quirky interior that's comfortable but can develop some squeaks and rattles.
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The dash and door panels look very cool with many shapes, colors and textures, and get bonus fashion points for their use of chrome toggle switches in lieu of boring plastic buttons, but it's just as much an ergonomic disaster as any other modern Mini.
Autoblog

No sunroof will be available in the Coupe, which has more luggage capacity than even a Clubman, with a handy pass-through for long items.
Road & Track

despite being the MINI-est MINI of them all, ours readily gobbled up well over 12 feet and 400 pounds of overfed automotive writers--plus their gear--before asking for dessert.
Motor Authority

We noticed a little more wind noise from the window glass than we've experienced in Mini hardtops, but the Coupe's biggest drawback is visibility.
Automobile Magazine


Modern MINIs have long had a surprising amount of space in their front seats, and the MINI Coupe is no exception. Even those well over six feet will find enough head and legroom, while the largely useless rear seats of the standard Cooper aren't missed by any but the most petite.

Cargo space in the hatch area won't really be missed either, though taller packages will be less likely to fit. Still, the Coupe holds a fair amount of gear, particularly considering its smaller overall appearance.

Materials, fit, and finish, are par for the MINI brand, which means generally good-feeling plastics and fairly accurate assembly, but the creaks, groans, and rattles of other MINIs are likely to develop here as well, and will be particularly noticeable over rough roads, which highlight the often stiff ride quality of Cooper S and JCW models.

Conclusion

The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe's solid mechanicals combine with a quirky interior that's comfortable but can develop some squeaks and rattles.

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