• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Bit flash perhaps. It has so many extras (full leather, auto lights, rain sensing, cruise, boot box, armrest, piano black interior etc.).

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

    Fab. My wife loves it and her friends love it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No reason to think not at present, but probably a different model from the range. Maybe a Paceman or a Countryman.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Way to early to say. Took a long time to come to choose this one. If practicality isn't an issue, a later model Mini of some sort will be high on the list.

  • 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?

    May 2015

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got a reasonable deal. Car was MOT'd for a year, fully serviced, new front tyres and rear disk pads. Paid over the odds but the car is spec'd to the eyeballs and the extras made it worth it.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Actually, pretty good. There was a £100 admin fee that was added to the advertised price, and the mileage quoted on the advert was 5k less than was on the car. Didn't think much of that and they wouldn't bunch an inch on the price. But they gave me two weeks to sell my car privately which I did within 3 days and saved myself £500.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Lovely. Lots of torque, go cart cornering, solid feel. Everything I hoped, and was told, it would be.

    What's it like to park?

    Doddle. Parking sensors, a wheel on each corner, turns on a sixpence.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Not yet. Only had it a month but so far, completely perfect.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Practical? A Mini? Does 56mpg count as practical?

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Love the panoramic sunroof(s).