The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible offers fun-in-the-sun, top-down driving with a mix of cool British styling and excellent fuel economy thrown in. The Cooper Convertible is offered in two trims – the base and the S – with engines ranging from a 115 horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder to a 168 horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder in the S. It can seat up to four passengers, although the roominess of the car’s interior is iffy when it comes to hauling their gear too. No matter, though. The Cooper Convertible is fun to drive and comes nicely equipped with luxury and safety features.Read more Read less
The MINI Cooper convertible awaits a redesign for the 2009 model year to put it in line with this year's coupe, so it remains largely unchanged for 2008.
Inexpensive, top-down fun; highly customizable.
The 2008 MINI Cooper convertible continues to be one of the most popular low-cost convertibles on the market, mainly due to its charismatic image, its nimble handling, and its long list of standard items that most of its competitors offer as optional equipment. The MINI's compact package can seat four people, and the supercharged S model produces a lively 168 horsepower, which outdoes a number of its heavier peers.
COOPER-4 Cyl.-5/6 Spd.