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 S Sport
Pricier Sport trim is all about racy looks, cruise control being the only extra functional feature it brings
Proper hot hatch pace from this 189bhp 2.0-litre motor, with the pop and crackle exhaust note to match. There is a bit of a surge as the turbo kicks in, though, and purchase and running costs are much higher than those for the equally fun Cooper. Available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.