Which used Mini Roadster sports should I buy?
The standard Cooper kicks off the range. This features the 122bhp naturally aspirated 1.6-litre fou-0cylinder petrol engine, which is perfectly adequate for most buyers. It's acceleration is adequate, too – 0-62mph in 9.0sec.
The turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Cooper S develops 181bhp, giving a 0-62mph time of 7.0sec and a 138mph top speed. It’s a flexible and lively engine and its nature suits the car, but it will be more expensive to run.
The 211bhp 1.6 JCW is the performance pinnacle, with 0-62mph taking just 6.5sec.
The 2.0 diesel lacks the fizz of the petrol-engined cars, but competitive CO2 and fuel consumption figures and a 0-62mph time of 8.3sec mean it still makes a great deal of sense.
Our favourite Mini Roadster: 1.6 Cooper