Great little car
Added: 12th of October 2013
First time mini owner and thoroughly enjoying the experience. Bought the car nearly new and have used the additional TLC XL package for servicing. Power:weight ratio means this is has reasonable acceleration, although sluggish compared to petrol versions and has the clatter of a diesel engine. Ground clearance is particularly low so beware of very uneven surfaces and especially road humps etc as these will give you a scraping sound and the fear of ripping of the front trim. On the plus side economical to run, and has so far been reliable. Of course the car is small, so comfort is compromised especially when carrying rear seat passengers (whose ride can be a bit nausea inducing), but have done a few car boot sales and astonised people with what you can actually fit in when the back seats are folded down. With the seats up boot space is tight for the shopping, so often have to fold the seats down for this. All in all a great, fun car to have and has been a pleasure to own. Considering a Countryman for the more rural environment and reduce the risk of grounding or front end damage!