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MINI Hatchback Hatchback review

2001 - 2006 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £10,380 - £16,160
Used prices £556 - £3,248
Road tax cost £150 - £365
Insurance group 12 - 22
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 396 - 638 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


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


Cramped rear seats, miniscule boot, sluggish diesel engine

Written by Dan Harrison Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.