What used Mini Clubman estate will I get for my budget?
The Clubman is still too new for prices to have settled down properly yet, but at the time of writing, you can expect to pay at least £12,000 to get your hands on an early example. In other words, it’s one of the more expensive family car options, sitting above the equivalent Volkswagen Golf or Audi A3.
How much does it cost to run a Mini Clubman estate?
It's a mixed bag. The Clubman is generally on a par with its hatchback rivals in terms of its fuel efficiency and tax costs, although the diesel models do slip behind it a little, whereas the petrol versions are about average for the class.
Clubmans registered after 1 April 2017 are generally costlier to tax than those registered before that date, because they fall under the Government’s new flat-rate tax regime. Earlier cars cost as little as £30 a year, depending on which version you choose, whereas almost all of the later Clubmans will cost £140 a year to tax. Beware, though; top-end Cooper SD and John Cooper Works models fitted with a few option packs could sneak into the higher-rate tax band by dint of their £40,000-plus list prices when new, thus incurring a whopping annual fee of £450.
Servicing costs for the Clubman are a little more expensive than they are for many other family cars, too, reflecting the fact that it's a premium product.