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For The Mini Coupe has bags of style and is fun to drive. Unlike all other Minis, it's more affordable than its major competitors.

Against The fact it only has two seats will rule it out for some and the car is noisy on the motorway. The dashboard is annoyingly fussy, too.

Mini Coupe Coupe
44 5stars

If you're after style and fun, and you don't need any more than two seats, the Mini Coupe is well worth a look.

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4.25

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There are 38 Mini Coupe versions available

Coupe 1.6 Cooper 2dr £16,840
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Pepper Pack 2dr £17,490
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Media Pack 2dr £18,320
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Chili Pack 2dr £18,490
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Pepper/Media Pack 2dr £18,890
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Sport Pack 2dr £19,350
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Chili/Media Pack 2dr £19,760
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S 2dr £19,990
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Pepper/Sport Pack 2dr £20,000
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Sport Chili Pack 2dr £20,170
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD 2dr £20,710
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Media/Sport Pack 2dr £20,830
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Chili/Sport Pack 2dr £21,000
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Media Pack 2dr £21,340
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Pepper/Media/Sport 2dr £21,400
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Sport Chili/Media P 2dr £21,440
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Chili Pack 2dr £21,655
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Media Pack 2dr £22,060
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Sport Pack 2dr £22,100
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6 Cooper Chili/Media/Sport 2dr £22,270
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Chili Pack 2dr £22,375
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Sport Pack 2dr £22,820
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Sport Chili Pack 2dr £22,920
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Chili/Media Pack 2dr £22,925
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Media/Sport Pack 2dr £23,450
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Sport Chili Pac 2dr £23,640
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Chili/Media Pac 2dr £23,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Chili/Sport Pack 2dr £23,765
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T John Cooper Works 2dr £24,010
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Media/Sport Pac 2dr £24,170
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T CooperS Sport Chili/Media 2dr £24,190
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Chili/Sport Pac 2dr £24,485
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Sport Chili/Med 2dr £24,910
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Chili/Media/Spor 2dr £25,035
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T John Cooper Works Chili P 2dr £25,255
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T John Cooper Works Media P 2dr £25,360
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD Chili/Sport/Med 2dr £25,755
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.6T John Cooper Works Chili/M 2dr £26,525
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Mini Coupe range doesn't really have trim levels as such. There are four versions available, but these versions are separated by their engines rather than the amount of kit they get. All Coupes come with the same basic specification, which includes alloys, air-con, parking sensors and a CD player with DAB radio.

The entry-level petrol, the 121bhp Cooper, has enough pace to let you enjoy the car’s fine handling, even if it’s not all that fast. The 181bhp Cooper S has much more razzamatazz, and gives proper hot-hatch pace. Because it’s also reasonably affordable to buy and run, this version is our favourite.

The range-topping John Cooper Works delivers even more searing speed. There’s also a diesel option, the 141bhp Cooper SD, but it doesn't feel anywhere near as fast or as sharp as the petrols.

Reader test team says:

Mini Coupe Coupe 1.6T CooperS Sport Chili/Media 2dr

I doubt you will find another Coupe which can do 0-60 in sub 6.5sec for less than £30k (from new) while still having as much fun as this car.

Andrew Lee

5 out of 5 stars

Mini Coupe Coupe 1.6T Cooper S Chili Pack 2dr

I bought the 1st incarnation of the BMW Mini Cooper S and really enjoyed my time with the car. Since then I have owned many cars my tastes varying…

Frank Glendinning

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Coupe Coupe 2.0D Cooper SD 2dr

Having read What Car? for years, my wife and I decided to test drive three cars before deciding what car was right for her. Of course, that went…

Jas Madahar

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Coupe Coupe 1.6T Cooper S 2dr

We have only had our JCW Coupe for 2 weeks, so early days yet, but we love it. The car is a real 'head turner' in Silver White with a red roof, black…

Martyn Alvey

4 out of 5 stars
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