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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.

Mini Cooper Hatchback
44 5stars

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

Hatchback 1.6 3dr £14,900
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper Pack 3dr £15,950
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D 3dr £16,180
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Media Pack 3dr £16,600
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Chili Pack 3dr £17,215
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper Pack 3dr £17,230
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper/Media Pack 3dr £17,290
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Baker Street 3dr £17,465
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Sport Pack 3dr £17,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Media Pack 3dr £17,880
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S 3dr £18,185
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Chili/Media Pack 3dr £18,345
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Chili Pack 3dr £18,495
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Bayswater 3dr £18,565
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper/Media Pack 3dr £18,570
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Baker Street 3dr £18,745
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper/Sport Pack 3dr £18,845
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD 3dr £18,870
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Sport Pack 3dr £19,075
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Sport/Media Pack 3dr £19,495
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Chili/Media Pack 3dr £19,625
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Media Pack 3dr £19,745
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Bayswater 3dr £19,845
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Chili/Sport Pack 3dr £20,110
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper/Sport Pack 3dr £20,125
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £20,185
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Chili Pack 3dr £20,260
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Media Pack 3dr £20,430
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Sport Pack 3dr £20,535
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Sport/Media Pack 3dr £20,775
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Chili Pack 3dr £20,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Sport Pack 3dr £21,220
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Chili/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £21,240
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Chili/Sport Pack 3dr £21,390
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Chili/Media Pack 3dr £21,390
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Bayswater 3dr £21,430
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £21,465
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Chili/Media Pack 3dr £22,075
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Sport/Media Pack 3dr £22,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Bayswater 3dr £22,115
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S John Cooper Works 3dr £22,460
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Chili/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £22,520
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Chili/Sport Pack 3dr £22,610
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Sport/Media Pack 3dr £22,780
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Chili/Sport Pack 3dr £23,295
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S Chili/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £23,740
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S JCW Media Pack 3dr £24,020
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S JCW Chili Pack 3dr £24,210
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0D SD Chili/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £24,425
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T S JCW Chili/Media Pack 3dr £25,340
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6T JCW GP 3dr £28,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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:

Mini Cooper Hatchback 1.6 Chili Pack 3dr

2006 BMW MINI Cooper R50 is the second car I have owned and is a BIG step up from a 1 litre Vauxhall Corsa! With the chilli pack, I have 17 inch…

Salman Sheikh

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Cooper Hatchback 1.6T S JCW Kit 3dr

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,…

Dave Smith

5 out of 5 stars

Mini Cooper Hatchback 1.6T S Chili Pack 3dr

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…

Michael McCusker

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Cooper Hatchback 1.6D 3dr

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…

Trudi Tokarczyk

4 out of 5 stars
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