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MINI Countryman 2.0 D Cooper (Chili Pack) 5d Auto (2012/62)

MINI Countryman 2.0 D Cooper (Chili Pack) 5d Auto (2012/62) - Owner Review

4 doors and not a bad boot.
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Review submitted by
Mark Whitham on

MINI Countryman (10-17)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Wife has a nice car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Its universally liked.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Noooo FUEL ECONOMY AWFUL it only manages 35mpg on a combined run. DONT BE FOOLED BY THE PUBLISHED FIGURES of Urban 39/Mixed 50mpg and Extra Urban 60 - its never been anywhere near these figures, AWFUL.

What are you likely to buy next?
A BMW but not from SPIRE BMW MINI Watford - Service Department awful , no help at all and dealer offered to buy car back off me after 2 months at a loss to me of £2500. No help or solution offered other than "You will have to take a loss".

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£18,500

When did you buy the car?
July 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Average deal, they were not offering much discount, got them down £500 for cash and they threw in roof bars but it was a right struggle.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Looked nice....

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful taking my money, very unhelpful when it all went wrong - Spire Mini BMW Watford.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
For 112hp its actually very quick, feels faster than the stated 0-60 time.Motorway ok. Ride rock hard however. Sticks to the road really well though.

What's it like to park?
No problems, good rear sensors.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No aparrt from the fuel economy.

What's most practical about your car?
4 doors and not a bad boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
IPhone interface, disco LEDs.

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