Used Mini Hatchback 2014-present review

Category: Small car

Section: Advice for buyers

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  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta
  • New Mini 5dr vs Audi A1 Sportback vs Ford Fiesta

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mini Hatchback hatchback?

Most Minis will have been used enthusiastically so check the bodywork for any car-park scuffs and dings to the wings, as well as the alloy wheels for any kerb damage.

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What are the most common problems with a used Mini Hatchback hatchback?

EGR module may leak

A number of diesel-powered Minis built between 3 March 2014 and 17 March 2017 that are fitted with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module could have an issue with it leaking. In extreme circumstances, it could cause a fire, so affected cars should be inspected by a Mini dealer to find out if it needs replacing.

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Is a used Mini Hatchback hatchback reliable?

The Mini hatchback managed to get a decent mid table ranking result of 11th out of 21 value and small cars in our latest What Car? Reliability survey. Mini as a brand finished has been risen up the rankings in recent years and managed a 4th place finish out of 31 car manufacturers; a great result.

If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.