2016 Mini Cooper Convertible S / JCW

Mar 24th
Minis are notoriously quirky, and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible is no exception. Most of the little droptop’s eccentricities are shared with its Hardtop counterpart—like the one we recently parted ways with after spending 40,000 miles behind its three-spoke steering wheel. Peculiarities include a headlight switch mounted low by the driver’s left knee and angled toward the floor, as…
2009 Mini Cooper Convertible S / JCW

Feb 6th
Date:December 2010Months in Fleet: 14 monthsCurrent Mileage: 40,000 milesAverage Fuel Economy: 28 mpgRange: 363 milesService: $262NormalWear: $3925Repair: $469In the summer of 2009, we set out to determine the 40,000-mile hardiness of the Mini John Cooper Works convertible, a tiny car that has the features—and price—of larger and more established near-luxury competitors. We discovered early what we loved about our Mini:…