What used Mini Countryman hatchback will I get for my budget?
The Countryman prices have dropped to around £14,000 for a 2017 example with high mileage, or £15,000 for something a little less leggy. A more performance-orientated Cooper S will be more like £17,000, while the plug-in hybrid carries a hefty premium and will cost you around £20,000. Spend between £17,000 and £20,000 on a good 2019 or 2020 model; between £20,000 and £25,000 on nearly new 2021 and 2022 cars.
You can find an early JCW model for around £22,000, but if you want the more potent 306bhp version from 2019, you'll have to increase your budget to at least £30,000.
Road tax (VED)
All examples of the Countryman registered after 1 April 2017 will incur a flat rate of road tax, and if you happen to plump for a top-of-the-range model with loads of options fitted, its higher list price when new might have taken it over the £40,000 threshold for the 'luxury' supplement from years two to six of ownership. The current fee is £155 a year. You can find out more about road tax costs here.
Servicing costs for the Countryman will be higher than you’ll find for most small SUVs, although they should be broadly on a par with those of its chief premium rival, the Audi Q2.
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