For The Mini Clubman is basically a Mini with more space, so you get the same enjoyable drive, a ride that's never uncomfortable, room for four adults and strong resale values
Against The one rear door is on the 'traffic' side and, as on the hatch, you have to pay for some things that should be standard. Even though the Clubman is bigger than the hatchback, it’s still impractical
Retro style takes priority over practicality, and it's expensive to buy. Still, the Mini Clubman is still very much a Mini – and a joy to own
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The biggest mistake to make with the Mini Clubman is to think that it's some sort of estate. Truth is, it's less spacious than many small family cars. However, many buyers will put up with that because of the Mini’s retro charm.
The Clubman is pricey to buy, but will be worth more than its rivals when the time comes to sell up. We’d avoid the least powerful One version, though. It isn’t much cheaper than the Cooper, and it misses out on must-have accessories such as alloy wheels. The Cooper is also far nippier, despite using barely any more petrol.
Whichever you buy, though, consider one of the two very worthwhile low-cost fixed-price servicing packages: tlc and tlc xl. They're great value for money.
There’s a lot to like about this entry-level Clubman, but the Cooper version is superior in many respects and won’t cost you much more to buy or run.