• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Style conscious and modern preferences.

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

    Jealous of our matching MINIs.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes. MINI brand is kept fresh and up to date.Quality finish and unbeatable residuals.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another MINI or an Alfa.

  • 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?

    December 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, bought just before VAT increase. An incentive discount from the dealer and Government scrappage scheme used.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Already own another MINI plus dealer discount offered.

    What was the dealer like?

    Excellent. No pressure to sign up to a deal. Always felt in control and dealer arranged all finance that we were happy with.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great handling but being the 1.4 a bit slow through the gears. Once up to speed or on the motorway it's just as capable as most of other cars out there. You just need to work the gearbox a bit for responsive overtaking.

    What's it like to park?

    A doddle to park. Power steering is not overlight but on 15-inch tyres it's responsive in tight spaces.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    No faults whatsoever and no recalls. Only been back for routine servicing.

    What's most practical about your car?

    On-board computer.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Fuel computer.