The new MINI Cooper Hatch is available from just £189. The Mini Cooper is dripping with style and its great fun to drive. No other small car holds its value as well as the Mini.
Standard features include air-conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking, alloy wheels and a CD player. The interior is a reasonable size with plenty of head and leg room.
The boot is small but there is enough space for a couple of holdalls and the 50/50 split rear-seat back folds for more space.
Whichever version you go for, the MINI is fab to drive. It's great fun on twisty roads thanks to go-kart handling and well weighted, informative steering. It's also easy to drive around town, and although there's a firm edge to the ride, it's never choppy or uncomfortable.
The MINI has a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating and all models have front, side and cabin-length head airbags. You also get ISOFIX child seat mountings, and importantly, stability control is standard throughout the range.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Tue, 18 Sep 2012