The 2003 Mini Cooper is a car aimed at the rising demographic
looking for character, performance, interior luxury and
above all, style. A rebirth of an old favourite, the Mini
Cooper has been resurrected for years for its unique styling,
cuteness combined with responsive go-cart like handling.
This is a car for drivers but it has also been re-introduced
as a luxury vehicle with surprising leg room, head room
and interior choice.
The 2003 Mini Cooper has a high single trim level and one
engine choice. However, significant versatility is available
through customer choices and optional packages.
The 2003 Mini Cooper sets itself apart inside and out. The
inside can be equipped with various upholstery choices including
a couple of grades of leather packages but it comes standard
with a vinyl interior. It also comes with air conditioning,
height adjustable front bucket seats and an AM/FM/CD player.
Power features abound also, with power windows, door locks,
mirrors and remote keyless entry.
A Premium Luxury package is available that includes a power
sunroof and automatic climate control. Many luxury amenities
like heated seats are also available as part of a Cold Weather
package. The audio system has a few grades and available
enhancements. A trunk mounted 6-disc changer can be installed
in support of the premium audio system.
The outside of the 2003 Mini Cooper is its most distinctive
and important selling feature. Form and function enhancements
are available as both standards and optional add-ons. Sculpted
lights and hood accompany the wide bulldog stance, and by
other standard offerings like speed sensitive wipers, and
the "open wide" doors and tailgate. Then there
are assorted optional extras like rain sensitive wipers,
auto-levelling xenon headlights and heated power side mirrors.
Offering a lot more power than the original 34hp, the new
engine on the Mini Cooper is a 4-cyl dohc 1.6-liter with
115 hp at 6000 rpm and 110 lb-ft of torque at 4500. Standard
equipment includes a 5-speed manual transmission but it
is possible to upgrade to a Continuously Variable Timing
(CVT) equipped automatic transmission. With CVT an optimum
use of available power means that it is right there when
you need it, regardless of your speed.
This engine gets a solid 25/37mpg (city/hwy) allowing excellent
long distance fuel economy.
Safety and Security
The 2003 Mini Cooper has a four-star safety rating thanks
to generous deployment of extensive and sophisticated safety
technology. For example, a Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
is in place but so is a comprehensive airbag and belt restraint
system. Dual front airbags, front side airbags and side
head-protection airbags are included as are preventative
or active safety technologies like 4-wheel antilock disc
brakes, a tire-pressure monitor and daytime running lights.
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