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Mini Mini (2007-15)

Overall Rating

5 stars

The popular MINI has been refreshed with efficient engines and revised interior changes to bring it up to date.

For
  • Improved interior
  • Increased efficiency
  • Additional safety equipment
Against
  • Expensive to buy
  • Residual values high so hard to find second hand bargains
  • Back seats are better suited to children
Road Test

The MINI styling is so popular that in the 2007 generation they took one look and couldn't see how it could be improve, a few cosmetic changes that are hard to notice and that is it. Inside the interior has been refreshed with bigger speedometer in the central, ventilation vents and music system. Engines have been improved to offer greater efficiency and an electromechanical steering system to improve the ride. Safety has been improved with six airbags, ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Cornering Brake Control as well as a tyre defect control system. The MINI no longer bears any resemblance to its original form but it's sad that its costs is now in the well-off plaything sector than the learner driver. MINI had a tough job improving their popular car but with subtle changes to refinement, emissions, consumption, comfort and safety, they have done a good job.

Need To Know

Best Models: 1.6-litre diesel


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Mini Mini (2007-15)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

4 stars

Quality & Reliability

5 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

3 stars

Running Costs

3 stars

Value for Money

3 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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