• Summary

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Says I know what im doing with cars for a 21 year old girl but now its too common and expensive to run.

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

    Think Its great looking at fun to drive only now they know they are the least reliable cars ever.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No never. Not only not touching mini but not touching anything made by BMW again. The qulity of the parts is clearly lacking despite paying a fortune. Expect to be paying thousands in repairs more than you paid for it.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    An Alfa Romeo Mito or an Audi A3.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Cheapest green mini in the country at the time so yes.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Believed I was buying a high quality german manufactured car that was economical, cheap to run and fairly quick.

    What was the dealer like?

    Fairly nice and offered a good part exchange.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Excelent for handling and responsive like a go kart but a bit slow in places. Feels extremely solid and safe yet fun and quirky and seems like a good car for genuine car lovers on a tighter budget. Very good breaks, quiet and comfortable for long journeys.

    What's it like to park?

    Very easy although people tend to park close thinking you can get out when you cant.

  • Living with it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    For the first few months it was fine now nothing but faults: radiator for the air con £400. Drinks engine oil. New brake calipers and disks since the rear ones seized up despite being replaced in a £500 service 7000 miles previous costing a further £480. Water pump and radiator replaced a another£500. Bonnet laches siezed £100. Water leak in the passenger side have been quoted anther few hundred. Engine cam shaft and timing chain fault quoted £1000 to fix but told by garage to get rid of the car now. Which im doing.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Small and effiecent in a city for parking and not too slow.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The AUX point and mood lighting.