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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest MINI Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
MINI Hatchback (01-06) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Slick handling, funky image, great fun to drive, unique interior design

CONS

Cramped rear seats, miniscule boot, sluggish diesel engine

At a glance

New price £10,505 - £16,350
Used price £425 - £2,470
Fuel economy 36 - 58 mpg
Road tax cost £125 - £300
Insurance group 12 - 22 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Slick handling, funky image, great fun to drive, unique interior design

CONS

Cramped rear seats, miniscule boot, sluggish diesel engine

MINI Hatchback rivals

Ford
Ka
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Few cars are as well suited to urban life as the MINI. Its retro looks have proved to be more than just a passing fashion fad, it's compact, easy - as well as exciting - to drive and affordable to run. And that's why you'll see one on nearly every street in the country. Such is MINI's appeal that even early - and tatty - examples fetch surprisingly high prices, although those with choice options fetch the best money.

MINI Hatchback rivals

Ford
Ka
3.5 out of 5 3.5