Motorists looking for an all-round car should keep an eye out for a used Mini Cooper, a review of the vehicle has argued.
Writing for Autonet, Jeff Voth states that the 2009 Mini John Cooper Works is "small where it counts on the outside, but big when it comes to space, speed, style and substance".
The vehicle is also described as being "swift on its feet", while coming into its own when taking on corners at speed.
According to Mr Voth, the vehicle "grips corners like a can opener tearing into an aluminium lid" with "tight" electric power-assist steering helping to boost this performance aspect.
Furthermore, the Mini is equipped with the technology, such as Brake Assist, ABS and Cornering Brake Control, which means that the vehicle "losing it in a big way under braking is very hard to do".
On the inside, the Mini Cooper does not fail to disappoint, as buyers can benefit from eight-way adjustable front sport seats and Piano Black interior trim.
A road test of the vehicle by Channel Four stated that drivers of the vehicle would benefit from "a great performance and supreme handling".