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MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Hatchback (Chili Pack) 3d (2015/15)

MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Hatchback (Chili Pack) 3d (2015/15) - Owner Review

Not much is practical about it but the boot is practical for me and my shopping.

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Review submitted by
Alan Townsley on

MINI Hatchback (14 on)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I have wacky taste, I bought mine in Volcanic Orange with contrasting alloys and roof in black. Fun.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Anyone who has driven the car really likes it, not the best for offering lifts, the rear is small.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would definitely buy another Mini, I have my sights set on a Cooper S or JCW after this one.

What are you likely to buy next?
Possible a JCW if funds allow, maybe another MINI model if needs require it. The current Audi TT is also very nice.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
August 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car was not able to be discounted as brand new but I did get extras including after market gloss wheels, stripes and a tank of fuel, as well as free plate changes.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I have had two previous MINIs and always wanted one again. Didn't want to purchase until the new mode was out and established.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent, the rep at Harry Fairbairn Irvine was very helpful, friendly and always organised with developments on my car.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not quite as fast as my old Cooper S but some great strides for the middle of the range model. Handles really well and easy to park. Lovely gear change.

What's it like to park?
Very easy to parallel and reverse park.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing with it, was delivered with a little dink in the roof which was swfitly resolved with great dealer service.

What's most practical about your car?
Not much is practical about it but the boot is practical for me and my shopping.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Bluetooth connectivity that streams music from your own device. Sport button to aid performance.

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