What alternatives should I consider to a used Mini Coupe coupe?
The VW Scirocco has distinctive styling, a great chassis and a hint of practicality. It grips well, handles securely and even rides well. The interior is cleverly thought out and it’s well screwed together. Used prices are still quite strong as demand for them is high, despite production having come to an end in 2014.
You could also consider the Peugeot RCZ a rival for the Mini Coupe. Like the Scirocco, it’s a four seater, rather than a two seater, but access to the rear is tight and the space when you get there suitable only for the smallest children. Its straight-line performance is pretty good, but it doesn’t ride and handle especially well, and nor does it really entertain a keen driver.