The Mini Convertible isn’t as rewarding to drive as its hatchback sibling, but its open-air exuberance makes up for that fact. You also get a terrific interior and sensible running costs, while strong residuals mean you can buy with your head as well as your heart.get the best price
Trim: Cooper Sport
Pricier Sport trim is all about racy looks, cruise control being the only extra functional feature it brings.
This 134bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine has great refinement, along with punchy performance once you’re in the higher rev range. It’s our favourite model and available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.