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For The Cooper's 1.6-litre petrol engine is smooth and willing, while fuel economy is impressive and CO2 emissions are low. Plus, the Chili pack brings some neat styling add-ons.

Against It's hard to shift the feeling that some of the Chili pack options should be standard on the basic car that costs so much in the first place.

Mini Cooper Clubman

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

The Clubman is the practical Mini, so its limited pace is easier to overlook. The 1.6's price makes it our favourite Clubman, but we'd go for the standard version rather than this packed-up one.

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Key facts

9.8 secs
Top speed
125 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
452 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The biggest mistake to make with the Clubman is to think that it's some sort of estate. Truth is, it's only a little more spacious and practical than the standard hatchback.

That said, the reasons for buying a Clubman rather than the conventional hatchback are sufficiently different that we think the most basic Cooper is all the Clubman you need, whereas there are strong arguments for choosing the Cooper S in the standard hatch. Ignore the less powerful Clubman One, though.

Whichever you buy, consider taking out one of the two very worthwhile low-cost fixed-price servicing packages: tlc and tlc xl. The £150 tlc covers you for a first service visit (oil service and micro-filter), brake fluid service after two years and a second service visit (oil service, micro-filter, vehicle check, spark plugs and air filter). Meanwhile, tlc xl costs £380 and covers a further brake fluid service, plus third and fourth services.

Reader test team says:

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clive adie

5 out of 5 stars

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steve robinson

4 out of 5 stars

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I'm working through the mini range - starting with a mini cooper hatchback in 2002 then a mini one convertible in 2007 and my current car, a clubman,…

Nikki Joyce

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6 Chili Pack 3dr

I got the Clubman to replace my Cooper hatch at the beginning of the year and although on the surface it's the "same car" it's entirely different:…

John Britt

5 out of 5 stars
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