For The Mini Cooper is dripping with style and it’s great fun to drive. No other small car holds its value as well as the Mini, either.
Against Boot space is limited and the interior quality is disappointing, considering the car's classy image.
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The Mini Cooper provides a thrill-a-minute drive and a good ride, and it's still as desirable as ever. The strong residuals make it a sound buy.
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There are 51 Mini Cooper versions available
Target Price team says:
Compare the Mini with other small cars, and it looks expensive. However, few small cars are this good to drive or this stylish, and few can matcth the Mini’s massive desirability, which results in incredibly strong resale values.
Whichever Mini you’ll choose, you’ll get a cracking car. There’s a dizzying array of optional extras to choose from, too, so you can really tailor your car to your own bespoke tastes. There are also a number of option packs available, which add a heap of extras in one fell swoop, but we recommend that you study them carefully to make sure you’re not paying more for extras you don’t want or need.
We would recommend adding one of the two tlc servicing packages, though. For a small, one-off fee, tlc covers your first two annual services plus a few other checks. The tlc XL package costs a little more, but also covers your third and fourth service visits.
Reader test team says:
Brilliant car to own. Makes e smile every time I go out in it. Astonishing handling (LSD option for £200 is a great investment)' great fun to drive,…
We recently purchased our cooper s in astro black and I have to say I have been quite impressed with it. It is hugely entertaining to drive and…
After having endless problems with my Suzuki Swift I traded in for the Mini. As I do a lot of miles I decided to go diesel and its the best thing I…
I bought this car new in March 2007 (R56 model) and have just sold it after four years and 78,000 miles. I had a love hate relationship with this car,…