Used MINI Hatchback (2001 - 2006) Review

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014
4
Few cars are as well suited to urban life as the MINI. Its retro looks have proved to be more than just a passing fashion fad, it's compact, easy - as well as exciting - to drive and affordable to run.
MINI Hatchback (01-06)
Slick handling, funky image, great fun to drive, unique interior design
Cramped rear seats, miniscule boot, sluggish diesel engine

New price range:

£10,380 - £16,160

Used price range:

£360 - £2,190

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Few cars are as well suited to urban life as the MINI. Its retro looks have proved to be more than just a passing fashion fad, it's compact, easy - as well as exciting - to drive and affordable to run. And that's why you'll see one on nearly every street in the country. Such is MINI's appeal that even early - and tatty - examples fetch surprisingly high prices, although those with choice options fetch the best money.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Leather seats are easy to clean and bonnet is hydrologic like the boot.  

2 out of 5

Sarah Brewer ,   10 May 2015    ... read more

 Lots of adjustment in the seat and quite comfortable if you don't mind a firm suspension, but it is a mini so it's never going to be very practical.  

4 out of 5

Adam Walker ,   08 Sep 2013    ... read more

 Not a lot - it's very impractical, boot is tiny, hard to get in or out of but then if you want a practical car don't buy a MINI  

3 out of 5

Tom Marriott ,   15 Apr 2013    ... read more

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