Added: 17th of March 2014
I have had 3 previous mini's but wanted a soft top this time and as there are 2 of us, no need for 4 seats. Comfortable car with a very stable feel for a convertible and the engine has plenty to give when accelerating but not for the 'family minded'. Running costs so far have been minimal, No more juicy over short distances than some modern 1400cc more common small cars,(which my husband drives) although not much space in the cabin or boot for shopping. Normal 'basics' associated with Mini's, footrest for the clutch foot, interior door lights, Bluetooth etc all very useful. Overall I'm pleased with my choice.
Added: 13th of October 2013
This is my 3rd Mini. Loved the previous saloons but bought a convertible this time as I wanted more boot space.