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
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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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.
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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…
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The price makes the Mini One 1.6 a very tempting way into a Mini - and it's a fine car. However, if you have an extra £1000 or so, you can can either up the spec or choose the Cooper for an even livelier drive.