What does this car say about you?
I like retro cars with the usability of German engineering.
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all love it. Many of my colleagues drive Minis, so we all take up one corner of the car park.
Would you buy this car again and why?
What are you likely to buy next?
Almost certainly another Mini, though I do like the look of the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider...
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?
Did you get a good deal and why?
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted a yellow Mini and this model was an ex-demonstrator with Mini's TLC XL package.
What was the dealer like?
What's it like to drive?
I've never driven a car with so much grip! Going round corners, it stays perfectly flat and has never run wild. The steering is spot on, and the gear change is crisp, though I think it could be further improved with a short throw gear lever.
What's it like to park?
It fits into any space and the visibility is unrivaled.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
The only issue I've had was with one of the oxygen return sensors, but it was just £15 to buy a replacement.
What's most practical about your car?
Nothing, really. It has a tiny boot and there are only four seats, but for me this is fine.
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The partial leather seats suit the car and add to it's sporty feel.