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MINI Cooper Convertible Review: new legacy of MINI Cooper Convertible

Convertibles have always been the order of the day for car buyers, who have a fascination for stylish cars. Convertibles from new Mini Cooper have become popular cross the globe in a very short period. With the launch of 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base, they have commenced a new legacy in such cars.

The stylish 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base has a great look. Its appearance is further highlighted by the front and rear bumpers, which have the same color as its body. The car also has body-colored exterior rearview mirrors, which are power adjustable. Again, it has an anthracite trim on the interior along with a carpet covering on the cargo area & passenger cabin. The steering wheel in the car has been covered by sports quality leather.

2008 MINI Cooper
Convertible Base boasts of a good seating system. Its front seats are of dual bucket type. The diver seat has the additional feature of an adjustable seat height. This allows people of any height to drive the car without any hassle. The rear seat is of bench type, which can be folded as and when required. The easy entry seat in the car is another feature worth mentioning. Headrests have been provided with all the seats. However, only headrests at the front seats can be adjusted.

The car has a 5-speed manual transmission, which comes along with an overdrive. Its transmission system is from Getrag. The suspension in the car is assisted by spring and shock absorbers at the front and the rear. The suspension is further improved by the stabilizer bar present at the rear of the car.

Though new 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base is a small convertible, it has driver and passenger airbags installed in it. There is also safety roll bars fitted with fixed hoops in the car. The car has a device fitted in it that cuts off the fuel for ensuring safety from any damage due to fire.

The anti-theft features of 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base including the engine immobilizer sees to it that your car is not stolen. The remote controlled features in the car include the release of the convertible top, the fuel door release, the tailgate release and the locking and unlocking of the doors.

The braking system in 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base is advanced. The car has a system to control the stability of the vehicle. The electronic brake-force distribution provides further assistance. There are ventilated disc brakes at the front and solid disc brakes at the rear end of the car. All the brakes in the car are power brakes.

The features of 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible Base has all the necessary features, which confirms the fact that it is going to start a new legacy in convertibles.

Tech specs


Body
: 2-door convertible

Engine: 1.6 liter I4 115 hp

Transmission
: 5 speed manual (standard) or VAR speed automatic transmission

Torque
:  111 units

Power
: 115 hp

Tires
: SBRP175/65R15 84

Verdict
:

For: Trendy look supported by comfortable driving experience

Against: Its transmission features should be improved to draw more buyers towards it

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