Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mini Clubman estate?
The barn doors may be neat, but it’s easy to forget how far back they extend when you open them, so check that the inner edges haven’t been scuffed against a wall; if the paint is damaged, it could lead to rust problems later on.
Lots of models came with big wheels and will have been used in tight urban environments, so make sure you check these for kerb damage. Light grazes aren’t too much of an issue, other than cosmetically, but larger scrapes, especially with chunks taken out of the wheels, could point to significant suspension damage. While you’re there, check that there are no scuffs or scrapes to the car’s extremities.