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MINI Hatchback 2.0 Challenge (210bhp) Edition 3d (2015/15)

MINI Hatchback 2.0 Challenge (210bhp) Edition 3d (2015/15) - Owner Review

In no way can a Mini 3 door hatch be called practical apart from the fact that its size makes it very easy to park.

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Review submitted by
Timothy Prince on

MINI Hatchback (14 on)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Despite my age and grey hair that i am not over the hill yet.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They seemed surprised at my choice of car bearing in mind my age.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely.Its brilliant to drive,is extremely well equipped,looks fantastic inside and out,is well built and has been 100% reliable to date.

What are you likely to buy next?
If my funds run to it a Mini JCW hatch.

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?
October 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car only had 2000 miles on the clock so i saved £5000 on the list price.This is a limited edition model and was the best priced one anywhere in the region.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
The dealer was very good.The sales staff were particularly friendly.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
In a word - brilliant.Performance in all 6 gears is excellent especially in sport mode.The handling is also outstanding.The engine is smooth and refined and the ride in normal mode is not over hard.The only slight disappointments are that in my opinion the gearchange could be a shade slicker and the seats can become a little uncomfortable over longer distances.

What's it like to park?
Very easy due to its small dimensions.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No problems at all in 6 months of ownership.

What's most practical about your car?
In no way can a Mini 3 door hatch be called practical apart from the fact that its size makes it very easy to park.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Being a limited edition model the car is loaded with optional equipment but the adaptive dampers,sport mode and the 400 watt stereo system are all really good.

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