What used Mini Hatchback hatchback will I get for my budget?
Around £7500 is the entry point to the Mini club, at the time of writing – this buying you a clean 2014 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, and all from an independent dealer or trader. You can buy for less, but expect the mileage to be higher than average or for there to be a history of accident damage. Up the ante to between £9000 and £11,500 and you’ll find a good number of three- or five-door cars dating from 2015, all with an average mileage and bought from a reputable dealer, and you can take your pick of engine options or equipment packs, as there is a great variety of each and therefore countless versions on the forecourts.
The Mini was facelifted in early 2018 and if you’d like one of those, then you’ll need to increase your budget to £15,000.
How much does it cost to run a Mini Hatchback hatchback?
Not surprisingly, the diesel-engined Mini is the most economical, according to the official figures. The 1.5 D in One form has a claimed average fuel consumption of 83.1mpg for the three-door car and 80.7mpg for the five-door variant. Other diesel engines post figures in the 70s, while the best-performing petrol engine is the 1.5 Cooper in three-door form, recording a claimed average of 62.8mpg.
Insurance groups are good for all Minis, with a range from a moderate 11 up to 30 for the racy John Cooper Works cars. Servicing plans are available for all cars and can cover periods up to three years or 36,000 miles, with extra cover available to include MOTs, and payments are available by direct debit.