• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That I know quality, style, comfort and practicality when I see it.

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

    My husband is jealous and is waiting for the day I need an automatic so he can steal my car on a permanent basis. My friend went and bought one just like mine, and she loves hers as much as I love mine.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Definitely. Once you have had a Mini you never go back. There is nothing not to love about my car - practical, cool, reliable, efficient, enough 'guts' to accelerate be if from a standing start, or on the motorway.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Mini Clubman for me - easier to get children in and out when I have them. Mini Countryman All4 for my husband as he needs the optional use of four wheel drive during his winter commute.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

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    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    May 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    It was a good price for the age and mileage - slightly more than other dealers but the Mini warranty makes it worth it.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    I needed an efficient and reliable car that could do the large mileage I do - half motorway, half city traffic.

    What was the dealer like?

    Brilliant. Friendly, efficient, caring - help you find what you need, as well as what you want.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It is nippy and responsive in town, but comfortable and powerful enough for the motorways.

    What's it like to park?

    A dream. It can get into almost any size park, it is responsive with a decent turning circle.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    A set of lights came on - turns out it was the diesel glow plugs.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Size - big enough for 4 adults comfortably, small enough to park almost anywhere.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Bluetooth phone - I work from my car, so it has been a life send, allowing me to take my calls whilst driving.