2009 Mini Cooper East Lansing MI

This 2009 Small Cars Buyer's Guide is a compiled list of the top-performing small cars from J.D. Power and Associates three key automotive studies. The studies include the 2008 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), the 2008 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, and the 2008 Initial Quality Study (IQS). In addition, we have also noted any models in the guide.

MINI of Grand Rapids
(616) 452-5101
1010 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Sawyers Pontiac Inc
(517) 332-5011
1415 Michigan Ave
East Lansing, MI
 
Dukes Auto Sales
(989) 831-0300
302 S State St
Stanton, MI
 
Suburban Chrysler Jeep Used Cars
(248) 476-7900
24315 Haggerty Rd
Novi, MI
 
Moran Mitsubishi
(248) 353-0910
29310 Telegraph Rd
Southfield, MI
 
Motor City MINI
(248) 997-7700
45550 DeQuindre Rd.
Shelby Township, MI
 
Seelye Wright of South Haven
(269) 639-8387
10420 M 140
South Haven, MI
 
Shelby Motor Sales Llc
(231) 861-4800
3001 W M 20
New Era, MI
 
Highland Chrysler Jeep
(616) 559-5470
1350 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Graff Chevy Pontiac Olds
(989) 288-4545
9009 E Lansing Rd
Durand, MI
 

2009 Mini Cooper

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2009 Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper arrived on our shores as a 2002 model. Now in its second generation (last redesigned in 2007), the Cooper lineup includes hatchbacks, convertibles and wagons. Two different powerplants are offered for this sporty front-wheel-drive model. The standard engine is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, while the optional engine (on the "S" models) is a turbocharged version. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, but there is a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters on the options list (the EPA rated this powertrain combination at 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway). The suspension is independent, front and rear, and tuned for performance. Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control (ABS) are standard on all models, as is stability control. In our 2008 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, designed to measure consumer delight with the design, content, layout and performance of their new vehicles, the Mini Cooper ranked highest in its segment. While the standard Mini lineup remains unchanged for 2009, the automaker is rumored to be adding a small crossover next year, and an updated convertible (based on the current model) will be unveiled.

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