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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest MINI Convertible review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
MINI Convertible (09-15) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

  • Stylish image
  • Huge fun to drive
  • Refined and quiet with hood up
  • Speedy roof

CONS

  • Restricted rear visibility
  • Not as attractive as the standard hatch
  • Tiny rear seats

At a glance

New price £14,985 - £25,120
Used price £2,165 - £10,895
Used monthly cost £53 - £269
Fuel economy 38 - 70 mpg
Road tax cost £20 - £235
Insurance group 14 - 32 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Stylish image
  • Huge fun to drive
  • Refined and quiet with hood up
  • Speedy roof

CONS

  • Restricted rear visibility
  • Not as attractive as the standard hatch
  • Tiny rear seats

MINI Convertible rivals

Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0

With its retro-inspired styling and funky image, the MINI Convertible has proved a real hit. The second generation model follows in the same footsteps but with some key improvements. It may look very similar, but in fact it is totally new with a stiffer body for better refinement with the roof down. MINI has also changed the rollover hoops which used to block rear visibility, making the model much more driver-friendly, especially when parking. As with any MINI it is great fun to drive while the engines offer a strong combination of performance and economy. Practicality isn't a strong point and the rear seats are pretty much useless, but few small convertibles can match the sheer desirability and style of the MINI, but is it a better ownership proposition compared with the Peugeot 207CC and the Mazda MX-5? Read the full review to find out.

MINI Convertible rivals

Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0