According to reviewers, one of the most appealing aspects of the 2008 MINI Cooper is its customizability.
Standard on all models are “15-inch alloy wheels, a selectable Sport setting for steering and accelerator response, full power accessories with auto up/down windows, air-conditioning, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, multicolor mood lighting, a tilt-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer and a six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack,” Edmunds reports. The Cooper S adds 16-inch wheels and sport seats.
ConsumerGuide concludes "MINIs are reasonably priced, brim with character, and are available with a dizzying array of personalizing accessories." Edmunds acknowledges the abundant list of options by saying that "the options list is substantially larger than the car itself, with features available a la carte and within packages." Your Cooper could have a Union Jack flag on the roof and white-painted wheels, if that's what you want.
Some of the MINI Cooper's most notable optional features include the panoramic sunroof and rear parking assist, as well as heated leather seats and a navigation system. Keyless entry, Bluetooth, HD radio, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, and cruise control are all available.