Used MINI Hatchback (2006 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013
4.5
The MINI, launched in 2001, introduced a whole new generation to the iconic model. Retro was all the rage and the funky hatchback took full advantage with its cheeky looks and classic interior both inspired by the original.
MINI Hatchback (06-13)
Great fun to drive, funky image, unique interior, economical engines
Tiny boot, cramped rear seats, miserly standard kit

New price range:

£11,160 - £22,615

Used price range:

£1,024 - £7,832

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The MINI, launched in 2001, introduced a whole new generation to the iconic model. Retro was all the rage and the funky hatchback took full advantage with its cheeky looks and classic interior both inspired by the original. The second generation model builds on this formula and although it may not look very different, comes with better engines along with improved safety and comfort.

It's still great to drive with go-kart like handling and good performance - even from the entry level First model. Some things have remained unchanged though and the MINI still lacks a decent boot while rear seat space is limited - standard equipment levels aren't generous either. But with a new diesel engine available, superb economy and almost endless levels of personalisation possible, the MINI is a great choice.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Small and effiecent in a city for parking and not too slow.  

2 out of 5

Harriet Haywood ,   18 Mar 2016    ... read more

 Nothing, really. It has a tiny boot and there are only four seats, but for me this is fine.  

5 out of 5

G M ,   22 Feb 2016    ... read more

 Practical? It's a mini. It's really a two person car and not great for luggage. We took her to the airport last year and had to have one case on the back seat.  

4 out of 5

Rich Francis ,   18 Jul 2015    ... read more

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