• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Now I'm retired it's just a little runaround to put me on until I'm ready to change. Quite attractive looking and stylish.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They think it looks OK, very colourful as a vibrant metallic blue with a panoramic sunroof so looks sylish.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Will certainly have a look at another mini when I am ready to change my car but not really practical for the rural roads where I live and a 5 door would be more beneficial to me.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Not sure, maybe a BMW X1, 1 series or 3 series.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I think I paid the going rate not particularly a good deal but they did give me one year's RAC full warranty which proved to be helpful.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Liked the look of it.

    What was the dealer like?

    OK as dealers go.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great to drive, very responsive and nippy.

    What's it like to park?

    Great to park, can fit into the smallest of spaces.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Had to have power-steering replaced last year and now has an oil and water leak. Had to have several typres replaced as live in a rural, pot-holed area and typres don't seem to be sturdy enough.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Small and nippy.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Just the usual manufacturer's fitted equipment as standard - nothing extra-ordinary.