MINI Clubman: My friends' views

The girls' views

Sarah Punter, 26,
Civil Servant

"My brother had a MINI hatchback a few years ago. I much prefer this though - there's far more room inside."

Likes: Huge sunroof; fold-out shopping box and dual-floor boot.

Dislikes: Interior is over-styled; can't fit a dog in the back easily.

Would you buy one? Not for me, but I can see why it's popular.

 

Fiona Wheeler, 19, Student
"Side door is brilliant - looks good and is easy to get in the back."

Likes: 'Funky' colour scheme; unusual side and rear doors; 'mood' lighting.

Dislikes: Legroom is tight in the back; rear windows don't open.

Would you buy one? Yes - love the retro design.

 

Sheetal Kuchhadia, 27, Database Assistant

"I really like it, but would prefer two side doors - like the Mazda RX-8."

Likes: Extremely comfortable drive, can tell it's made by BMW, colour and interior.

Dislikes: Back head rests and boot doors - makes visibility in the rear view mirror poor and very difficult to reverse park.

Would you buy one? Not a Clubman but possibly a Cooper S or Cooper Sidewalk.

Current mileage: 1886

Average mpg: 37.9