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The Mini Clubman’s an entertaining car for those looking for cutsie looks, lots of customisation, and a smart, funky interior. It's also reasonably practical, but if you value tidy handling then choose an Audi A3 instead, or if a smooth ride is your thing, a Volkswagen Golf of Mercedes A-Class.
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The John Cooper Works comes with a punchy 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 302bhp hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It's quick, yes, but for a hot hatchback it's beaten by more accomplished rivals, like the Mercedes-AMG A35 for pace, and the Honda Civic Type R on handling. Comes well equipped, including 18in alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension, a sports exhaust, LED headlights, leather seats, climate control, heated front seats and a host of styling upgrades.
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The Cooper S offers more punch, but it's too pricey buy and costly to run to get our vote over the Cooper.
Estate has bland handling and average performance, but majors...
Competitive in lots of areas but not outstanding