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Available with a dizzying array of personalizing accessories
Available John Cooper Works accessories
Options such as a navigation system, iPod interface
When it comes to car purchases, MINI recognizes that one size definitely does not fit all. In order to broaden the MINI Cooper's appeal as much as possible, MINI has made it incredibly simple to completely customize your 2009 MINI Cooper with a variety of styling options and interior feature additions.
Despite the wide range of options available for the 2009 MINI Cooper, all MINIs feature a standard set of interior items. Kelley Blue Book reports that "the 2009 MINI Cooper's standard equipment includes a push-button engine stop/start, AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers and MP3 capability, [and] air conditioning." Edmunds adds that "full power accessories" are also standard across the lineup. The 2009 MINI Cooper lineup is rather unusual in that the upper trim levels, in this case the Cooper S and MINI Cooper John Cooper Works, add only upgraded performance parts and no other creature comforts. For that, you'll have to turn to the options list, which ConsumerGuide says offers "a dizzying array of personalizing accessories."
J.D. Power reports that "when loading the vehicle configuration software on the MINI USA website, it informs the user that there are more than 10 million ways to tailor a Cooper, virtually guaranteeing that no two are alike." With all those options available, however, you should be mindful of the MINI Cooper's sticker price, which can approach $50,000 for a maxed-out John Cooper Works edition. While many of the options are available individually, Kelley Blue Book notes that some packages are available as well, including a Premium Package that adds "steering wheel-mounted controls, power glass panoramic sunroof and automatic air conditioning." Kelley Blue Book also states that the "Convenience Package includes [a] universal garage remote, Bluetooth connectivity or Hi-Fi radio, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and center arm rest." Edmunds reviewers list some of the other options available for the 2009 MINI Cooper as "xenon headlights, cruise control, rear park assist, front and/or rear foglamps...heated seats, [and] heated power-folding mirrors." In keeping with the high-end aspirations of the MINI lineup, both integrated and portable navigation systems are offered, as well as an upgraded 10-speaker sound system.
The 2009 MINI Cooper is well equipped, and it’s possible to get one exactly the way you want it via a la carte options.