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For On top of its smooth engines, the Mini One has a good ride and brilliant handling. It looks great, too, and has low running costs, with strong resale values.

Against The standard kit is pretty miserly and the interior materials feel cheaper than the Cooper's. The boot is tiny and some of the controls are too fiddly

Mini One Hatchback
44 5stars

The Mini One 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 18 Mini One versions available

Hatchback 1.6 3dr £13,460
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D 3dr £14,540
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper Pack 3dr £14,810
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Media Pack 3dr £15,160
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper Pack 3dr £15,890
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper/Media Pack 3dr £16,150
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Media Pack 3dr £16,240
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Baker Street 3dr £16,365
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Sport Pack 3dr £16,675
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper/Media Pack 3dr £17,230
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Baker Street 3dr £17,445
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Sport Pack 3dr £17,755
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper/Sport Pack 3dr £18,025
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Sport/Media Pack 3dr £18,375
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper/Sport Pack 3dr £19,105
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Pepper/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £19,365
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Sport/Media Pack 3dr £19,455
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6D Pepper/Sport/Media Pack 3dr £20,445
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Up to a point, the Mini gets better the faster it goes. Although the Mini One and the Cooper are decent cars, the Cooper S is the pick of the bunch. The only reason for being a little less keen on the even quicker JCW models is that they're just that bit too dear.

Whichever you buy, though, consider taking out one of the two very worthwhile low-cost fixed-price servicing packages: tlc and tlc xl. The £185 tlc covers you for a first service visit (oil service and micro-filter), brake fluid service at two years and a second service visit - oil service, micro-filter, vehicle check, spark plugs and air filter. tlc XL, meanwhile, costs £370 and covers a further brake fluid service, plus a third and fourth service visits.

Reader test team says:

Mini One Hatchback 1.4 Pepper Pack 3dr

I acquired this as a company car and initially was somewhat apprehensive, partly due to its auto box. However, driving in London, the auto makes…

Gary Berendt

4 out of 5 stars

Mini One Hatchback 1.6 Pepper Pack 3dr

Have had my Mini One 1.6 for about two months now and still loving every minute of it! It's incredibly well built, fun to drive and pretty nippy for…

Kit Bradshaw

5 out of 5 stars

Mini One Hatchback 1.4 Pepper Pack 3dr

having come from a VW R32 golf i was waiting to find such a great big differance but wow its brill. I was putting in £70 a week in the golf in the…

sue smith

5 out of 5 stars

Mini One Hatchback 1.4 Pepper Pack 3dr

My "new" mini has now been in my hands for just over a year and what have I learnt? There are a few negatives, such as the terrible standard spec, a…

Mark Joy

5 out of 5 stars
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