Auto123 Drives the Sidewalk

I’m sure we won’t see many more reviews of the Convertible before the refresh. And, after reading this one, that refresh couldn’t happen soon enough.

Dropping the top on this car is easy. Just leave your finger pressed on a button for about fifteen seconds, and that’s it. It’s pretty hot this week, and when the top is down, the climate control has a hard time cooling the lower portion of the cabin. When the top is up, it’s better.

Climate control with the top down? I can only wonder if the windows were rolled up as well.

On the highway, though, this Cooper cabriolet is noisy. The engine spins at over 3,000 rpm while driving at 110 km/h, and with the wind noise (top up or down), the cacophony becomes tiring after a while. Let’s just say that if I was driving down to Old Orchard Beach, I’d think twice or even three times before choosing this car to get there.

I don’t think they hated this MINI, but I also don’t think they were huge fans.

[ 2007 MINI Cooper S Cabriolet Sidewalk Road Test ]