Added: 15th of November 2013
To say that I find the appearance of Mini Coopers and Ones uninspiring, I find that the shape of the air intake 'bulge' on the bonnet of the Cooper S to make the whole car quite attractive. It is extremely well built and reliable. The leather steering wheel and interior are comfortable and practical. The front seats are extremely supportive though the back seat has very limited legroom so if you want to carry a passenger larger than the average 10 year old you will struggle. The dashboard is plastic and quite nasty. The drive is so much fun. It has superb acceleration with the supercharger. It grips the road and takes corners tightly. The downside for wonderful performance is the fact that it is thirstier than an alcoholic and mpg is extremely low. Would I choose to own this car if I could go back in time and make my decision again? Definitely.