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Mini Cooper 1.5 Cooper 5dr Auto, Bluetooth, Auto Lights & Wipers, Ambient Lighting, DAB Radio, Keyless Drive Automatic Hatchback (2019) at Volvo Croydon

02080 312 984

£16,850

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This Mini Cooper 5 Door offers further practicality in a small package, making this a fabulous family run about. This is the first all BMW built generation of Mini which is evident from the better build quality and ride characteristics. Quirky Union Jack Tail lights hint at the heritage of this iconic brand. Specification features include 6.5 Inch Colour Multi Function Display Screen, Air Conditioning, Ambient Lighting, Audio System with Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone and Audio Streaming, USB and AUX Connections, DAB Radio and 4 Speakers, Power Adjustable and Heated Door Mirrors, Keyless Start and Drive, Central Locking, Collision Warning System, Auto Dusk Sensing LED Headlights with Daytime Running Lights, Auto Rain Sensing Wipers, Auto Engine Start Stop Function, Front Electronic Limited Slip Differential, Heated Washer Nozzles, Hill Holder, ISOFIX Preparation, Six Airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Media Control interface via Control Know on Centre Console, Multi Function Steering Wheel with Tilt and Telescopic Adjustment and much more. Please call for further information and to arrange your viewing of this great little car.

27/03/2019

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Petrol 54.3 combined MPG

Starlight Blue Metallic

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CO2:
119 g/km

MPG:
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MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe, Anti trapping/one touch open close front windows, Electric front windows, Electric rear windows, Green tinted heat insulating glass, Heated rear window with auto timer, Rear wiper

Brakes

ABS/EBD, ASC+T, CBC - (Cornering brake control), DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Hill start assist, Ventilated front disc brakes

Communication

Basic bluetooth function with USB audio

Driver Aids

DTC - Dynamic traction control, Servotronic PAS

Driver Convenience

Push button starter

Driver Information

Acoustic seat-belt warning, Brake fluid level warning light, Brake pad wear indicator warning light, Exterior temperature gauge, Intelligent emergency call, MINI TeleServices, Oil level indicator, On board computer, Service interval indicator

Driving Mirrors

Anti dazzle mirror, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Heated door mirrors/heated windscreen washers, Side scuttles

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket, DAB digital radio module

Exterior Body Features

Aluminium tailgate, Body coloured bumpers, Chrome bezels around rear lights and headlights, Chrome door handles, Chrome exhaust tailpipe, Chrome grille surround, Chrome plated trim on bottom edge of window, Chrome strip on lower grille, Flared wheel arches, High gloss black tailgate

Exterior Lights

Follow me home headlights, LED fog lights, LED rear lights, White indicator lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Active carbon filter, Air recirculation system

Interior Features

4 boot load lashing points, Auxiliary socket in centre console storage compartment, Centre console storage, Driver/passenger sunvisors, Front and rear cupholders, Front passenger grab handle, Gear/selector and handbrake in artificial leather, Internal chrome door handles, Multifunction steering wheel, Reach + rake adjustable steering column, Rear grab handles, Rear storage trays, Storage compartments in doors, Toolkit in luggage compartment

Interior Lights

Luggage compartment lighting

Safety

3 point seatbelts, 3x3 point rear seatbelts, Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors, Driver and passenger airbags, Driver/front passenger side airbags, Fuel cut off safety device, Head airbags, Passenger airbag deactivation system, Seatbelt pretensioners, Tyre pressure warning

Seats

2 rear head restraints, 4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach,till and backrest, 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, Adjustable front seats backrest, Driver's seat height adjuster, Front head restraints, Isofix child seat preparation, Split folding rear seats

Security

Drive away door locking, Locking wheel bolts, Remote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgate, Second remote key, Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser

Transmission

Electronic differential lock

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.5
Badge Power: 136
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: N
Coin Series: Cooper II
Generation Mark: 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 19E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 79
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 73
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 66
NCAP Safety Assist %: 56
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO: 0.178
CO2 (g/km): 119
HC: 0.038
HC+NOx: N
NOx: 0.037
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1499
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 94.6
Engine Code: B38A15M1
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TURBO INJECTION
Gears: 7 SPEED
Number of Valves: 12
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 54.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
EC Urban (mpg): 43.5

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 8.1
Engine Power - BHP: 136
Engine Power - KW: 100
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 4500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 162
Engine Torque - MKG: 22.4
Engine Torque - NM: 220
Engine Torque - RPM: 1480
Top Speed: 129

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 175/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear: 175/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: HELI SPOKE
Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1425
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 3982
Wheelbase: 2567
Width: 1727
Width (including mirrors): 1932

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1710
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 941
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 278
Max. Loading Weight: 520
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
Minimum Kerbweight: 1190
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11

PRACTICAL MAGIC (new2) 23/09/2014

In five-door Hatch form, the MINI has grown up. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved version.

Ten Second Review

Forget all the niche models that the MINI brand has launched, this five-door Hatch is serious business, especially in this lightly revised form. With a long wheelbase, class competitive luggage space, room for grown-ups in the back and a range of punchy but economical engines, this one looks to have the sort of strong all-round game to guarantee strong sales.

Background

Take a standard MINI, add a dash of length and practicality and you'd have a strong seller. You'd have a car like this, the MINI Hatch 5-Door. The BMW brand talks of this design being 'the first ever 5-door MINI Hatch'. Hang on though. Doesn't the company's Countryman model already fit that description? Apparently not. MINI now markets that car as an SUV segment contender. In any case, the Countryman isn't affordable or efficient enough to properly appeal to MINI's core customer demographic. Or, more pertinently, people who might want to be in MINI's core customer demographic. There are, after all, potentially lots of folk who like the stylish frugality and fun, chuckable, cheeky demeanour of the MINI Hatch 3-Door model but simply can't justify that car's tiny rear seats and restricted boot. Perhaps they've an occasional need to transport up to three kids in the back. And they require a car that won't be daunted by the modest proceeds of a family superstore shop.

Driving Experience

The engine range isn't going to come as any great surprise to seasoned MINI watchers. It begins with a new 1.5-litre three cylinder unit with 102bhp in the MINI One (up from 1.2-litres previously), then progresses to the mainstay of the range - the 136bhp 1.5-litre petrol-powered Cooper variant. Alternatively, there's the four cylinder petrol 2.0-litre turbo 192bhp Cooper S. Most customers will stick with a six-speed manual gearbox, but a newly-developed seven-speed Steptronic automatic is available as an option. The Cooper S will cover the sprint to 62mph in just 6.8 seconds, while the standard petrol Cooper isn't a whole lot slower, getting to 62 in 8.1 seconds. Variable Damper Control with adjustable dampers is available as an option, as are MINI driving modes which offers drivers the choice between Sport, Mid and Green modes. Using a rotary switch at the base of the gearstick or selector lever, drivers can swap from the default Mid mode to either Sport or Green. The three choices offer a set-up which is either performance-oriented, balanced or geared towards fuel efficiency. MINI driving modes also influences the ambient lighting, shift characteristics of the automatic transmission and the Variable Damper Control if the option is selected.

Design and Build

While it's inevitably not quite as pert as the three-door car, the extra 72mm grafted into this 5-door Hatch model's wheelbase gives the shape some roadside presence. In fact, more length has gone into the rear overhang, with the car 161mm longer than the standard Hatch. The five-door also delivers 15mm more headroom and 61mm of shoulder width. As for the most recent changes, well the styling doesn't look all that different, but close inspection will reveal the addition of standard-fit LED front and rear lights, plus there's now extra scope for all-important personalisation. The pitiful boot space that many might expect doesn't in fact come to pass. In fact, there's a reasonable 278-litre boot which is an increase of 67-litres on the three-door Hatch. Drop the 60/40 split rear seats and there's up to 941-litres available, both measures being better than what BMW sees as this MINI's key rival in its class, the Audi A1. The boot floor can be set at two different heights, which can either optimise space or offer a completely flat boot floor for easy loading. The twin height boot floor is part of an optional storage package which also includes additional lashing eyes and floor net for the luggage compartment, seats which can be angled more steeply so as to create more luggage space and map pouches for the backrests of the front seats. Accommodation in the back isn't bad, with a scooped-out headlining freeing up some extra headroom.

Market and Model

You'll pay from under £17,000 for the MINI 5-Door Hatch in base One Classic form, which is only £700 more than the three-door Hatch. For the Cooper, you'll need mid-range 'Sport' or plusher 'Exclusive' trim and either way for the 5-Door Hatch, you'll be paying around £21,000. All models get LED headlamps, auto headlamps and wipers, ambient lighting, a USB interface and Bluetooth, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, front fog lamps and an onboard computer. Air-conditioning is available free of charge on all models. Safety equipment includes front and side airbags, as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear seats. All seats are fitted with 3-point seat belts, belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front. ISOFIX child seat mountings are provided at the rear and the front passenger seat. These can be supplemented with a range of options that includes two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, a panoramic glass roof, windscreen heating, rain sensors and automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel. Other options include Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, plus both interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function.

Cost of Ownership

The third-generation MINI's biggest step forward has undoubtedly come in the area of engine efficiency and the five-door car continues that theme. Go for the MINI One 5-Door and you're looking at 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and 122g/km of CO2. For the Cooper version, the figures are 51.4mpg and 123g/km. For the Cooper S, it's 43.5mpg and 148g/km. Going for the automatic gearbox won't penalise you much. It features an engine start/stop function, preventing unnecessary fuel consumption. When used in conjunction with the MINI Navigation System, it's able to take account of the selected route profile and control gear shifts. Based on navigation data, the appropriate drive position is selected to match the road ahead, preventing unnecessary upshifts. MINIMALISM environmental technologies include a shift-point display function and optimised preheating process on the diesels. Brake energy recuperation and need-oriented control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units feature on all models. The electromechanical power steering and map-controlled oil pumps in all engines are optimised for the most efficient use. There's even an optimised preheating process which delivers a 50 per cent reduction in the energy required to start the diesel engines.

Summary

There will have been whole legions of potential buyers who would have liked a MINI Hatch but who found the car just too small to meet their requirements. Some of these customers will have migrated to the bigger Countryman, but it's a reasonable bet that many felt that the Countryman didn't offer the look that attracted them to the Hatch and have gone shopping elsewhere. The five-door Hatch is the car that aims not only to mop up those lost sales but also attract new buyers to the marque who might have been considering a typical Focus/Astra class family hatch and can these days justify choosing a MINI. After all, this is a car that seems to have a whole lot of bases covered. It's well built, it looks good and it drives well too. Factor in excellent fuel economy, likely strong residuals and a very good standard equipment list, couple that with upfront asking prices that are anything but unreasonable and you have a really strong all-round package with broad appeal.

TAKE FIVE (used) 22/02/2019

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

In 2014, we had to get used to the idea of a MINI Hatch with five doors - for the first time ever. With this 'F55'-series body style, you get a longer wheelbase, quite a lot more luggage space and potentially room for three people in the back. On top of this, there's the third generation MINI model's sophisticated design with underpinnings better suited to longer journeys. Oh and a range of punchy but economical engines. You wanted more MINI? Well you get it with this design.

Models

5dr Hatch (1.2, 1.5, 2.0 petrol/ 1.5 diesel [One, Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper SD, Cooper S)

History

Take a standard MINI, add a dash of length and practicality and you'd have a strong seller. You'd have a car like this, the MINI Hatch 5-Door. At this 'F55'-series model's introduction in 2014, the BMW brand talked of this design being 'the first ever 5-door MINI Hatch'. Actually, the Countryman SUV (launched in 2010) was that, but this was indeed, the first five-door version of the iconic MINI hatch. And it was a model well needed by the marque. There have always been, after all, potentially lots of folk who like the stylish frugality and fun, chuckable, cheeky demeanour of the MINI Hatch 3-Door model but simply can't justify that car's tiny rear seats and restricted boot. Possibly they've an occasional need to transport up to three kids in the back. And they require a car that won't be daunted by the modest proceeds of a family superstore shop. A car like this one? It certainly proved to be a strong seller for the brand, priced and sized in fertile territory somewhere between Fiesta-shaped superminis and Focus-sized family hatches. It was lightly facelifted in 2108, but it's the earlier 2014-2018 version we're going to evaluate here as a used buy.

What You Get

The worst mistake any MINI can make is to lose its 'MINI-ness'. And much of that is, after all, tied up in this model's diminutive dimensions. Which, as it happens, aren't so diminutive these days thanks to the third generation Hatch design's small but significant increases in width, height and length. To these enhancements, this Hatch 5-Door variant adds 161mm of length and 11mm of height over its Hatch 3-Door sibling, all of this thanks to a wheelbase stretched by 72mm. But let's focus on what we're looking to analyse in this section: the differences that this 5-Door Hatch model delivers over its Hatch 3-Door stablemate. Nearly half of the extra length you get with this variant has gone into providing extra rear seat space, though to some extent, the issue lies in getting to it. The extra rear doors are really pretty small, so squeezing in and out can be tricky. Once you're inside on the rear seat though, the news gets better. Anyone who's ever been crammed into the back of a MINI Hatch 3-Door model for any length of time will be astonished by just how much space has been created here simply by increasing the length of the car by a mere 161mm. Partly thanks to the deeply sculpted seatbacks, you get 72mm more rear legroom than you would in the smaller model and that height increase is welcome too, freeing up 15mm more headroom. There's even 61mm of extra interior width at elbow height, despite the fact that all MINI Hatch models share the same exterior width. This was the first MINI hatch to offer more than two seats in the rear, though we're not entirely sure about the brand's claim that this makes the car 'a genuine five-seater'. The middle rear pew is, after all, next to useless for all except very small children thanks to this huge transmission tunnel. Still a couple of adults will be surprisingly comfortable, even on longer trips. Yes, even if they happen to be six-footers. On to boot capacity, the aspect that, more than any other, MINI owners have previously most moaned about. With this Hatch 5-Door model, you certainly get more of it, the 278-litre total being 67-litres up on that available in the Hatch 3-Door version. What To Look For

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There aren't many reported issues with this 'F55'-series MINI 5-Door Hatch mechanically. The only one we came across related to a batch of cars with the 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine that suffered from oil leaks. This came from the rocker-cover gasket which in the case of these rogue models, had somehow managed to bulge out from between its mating surfaces, spraying oil everywhere. If the car you're looking at had such a leak, tell-tale signs include rough running and a poor idle. A new gasket is the ultimate fix. We also came across a few 2.0-litre cars experiencing the odd clutch problem. The torque of the engine seems to be part of the problem, but some owners have reported that their clutch is slipping quite early in the car's life. Even then, it wasn't that straightforward. Apparently, the on-board sensor designed to be an early-warning system of clutch failure proved in some cases to be just too sensitive for its own good, throwing up a false warnings on the dashboard when there was actually no problem at all. Dealerships have tackled this by taking any car in question out on to the road and performing a series of full-throttle acceleration tests in both second and fourth gear. Any clutch slip meant a new clutch was needed, but if there was no slip, the software was recalibrated to prevent the false alarms. Either way, the acceleration test is one you should perform when test-driving any Cooper S with a manual gearbox. The other thing to watch is for a car that has had skipped oil changes. Check the service handbook for any missed scheduled services and ensure the oil on the dipstick is relatively clean. The problem with skipped oil changes is most likely to show up in the variable valve-timing system these engines use, and dirty oil will foul the small oilways and filters quick smart. At which point, it's a pricey, expensive fix.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2015 MINI One 1.2 excl. VAT) A front brake pad set costs about £32. Front brake discs start in the £57 bracket - it's around £68 for a rear one. Oil filters cost around £16. A wiper blade costs between £18 and £25. A headlight bulb is around £3. And an ignition coil is about £77.

On the Road

On the move, your first impressions should be good. At the foot of the range, there's a choice between various three cylinder engines - a 1.2-litre unit in the MINI One, a 1.5-litre petrol in the Cooper and a 1.5-litre diesel in the Cooper D. A 2.0-litre four cylinder diesel powerplant features further up the range in the Cooper SD diesel. A 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol powerplant features in the Cooper S. But let's say you're shopping further down the line-up and find yourself trying a three cylinder derivative. Triples always sound good at start-up, even if in other cars, a lot of them create quite a din when you get up to speed. This one doesn't: you'd really have to know your engines to realise that this wasn't a conventional four cylinder unit but because it isn't, the burbling soundtrack delivered is so much more interesting: so much more MINI. Which is an important part of the kind of cheeky, involving driving experience upon which this car's appeal stands or falls. Yes, people love the styling and the image, but one of these just has to put a smile on your face when you drive it. If the overall feeling you're going to get is of just another supermini wearing a cute suit, you'd have to question this car's place in the overall scheme of things. The MINI marketing people continually talk about 'go-kart handling' but that seems to be at odds with this 'F55'-series model's longer wheelbase and wider track. On top of that, until this car's launch in 2014, you had front-driven MINIs and rear-driven BMWs, so MINIs were different and technically unique. But since Munich awoke to the benefits of the front-driven layout, that's no longer true. Given that this model shares the same so-called 'UKL' platform and basically the same engines as a volume BMW model (the 2 Series Active Tourer), you have to wonder whether it might lose a bit of its unique MINI-ness. But it doesn't. Driving this car still delivers same infectious naughtiness that loyal owners love so much. There's still the same darty steering, the same quick-fire throttle. And, yes, in the top Cooper S version at least, still the same unyieldingly bumpy ride over poor surfaces. Fortunately, with this 'F55'-series model, you don't have to have it. In fact, one of the most appealing things about this MINI is the way the suppleness of UKL chassis makes this car a decent long journeying companion if you buy it in its humbler forms. It's only when you go for the sportiest 2.0-litre turbo models, like the Cooper S, that the ride firmness takes a turn towards the old days with a set-up that's great when you're giving the car a good flogging, but tedious the rest of the time when you're stuck with suspension settings that give you all the compliance of a Halfords trolley jack. Even here though, help is at hand thanks to an extra cost box that many original Cooper S owners decided to tick. Namely that for the Variable Damper Control set-up. This enables you to switch the ride to suit the mood you're in and the road you're on and works through the 'MINI Driving Modes' system you get as part of the 'CHILLI' pack - which was another option at original point of purchase. Here, a rather hidden selector at the base of the gearstick enables you to choose settings that tweak throttle, steering and (on automatic models) gear change response between 'MID' and 'Green' settings for efficient, comfort-orientated motoring. And 'Sport' for when the road opens up and the red mist begins to fall, something echoed appropriately by a red glow around the central display and, less subtly, by a little picture of a go-kart and the phrase 'maximum go kart feel' . Quite. You certainly get that with the unyielding day-to-day ride of the Cooper S if you don't get yourself a car with the Variable Damper Control package fitted. Check out the more supplely suspended models further down the range though and this additional feature may not be necessary. Try before you decide is our advice. We've talked about different models: let's get a bit more specific. Essentially, there are four kinds of MINI three cylinder 5-Door Hatch you can buy and all put out a decent level of poke. After all, even the base 1.2-litre petrol MINI One manages rest to 62mph in about 10s en route to 121mph. Next up are the MINI One D and MINI Cooper D diesel options, with a 1.5-litre unit respectively putting out either 95 or 136hp. Perhaps the sweet spot in the range though, is represented by the variant that'll deservedly be the best-seller, the petrol-powered Cooper model. Here again, the engine on offer is 1.5-litres in size - actually basically the same unit that assists the electric motor in BMW's i8 supercar. Here, as there, it punches well above its weight, enabling the performance of this third generation version Cooper to aspire to the lower-rungs of the hot hatch ladder: 62mph can be dispatched in around 7.5s en route to 130mph, which, we think, will be quite as fast as most will really want to go in this car. To go quicker than this, you have to get your MINI with much firmer suspension and a much larger 2.0-litre four cylinder engine up-front: either the 170hp diesel unit of the Cooper SD, the 192hp petrol unit in the Cooper S. Either way, the performance gains over the standard 1.5-litre Cooper model with its much friendlier ride and handling balance aren't massive: the Cooper S manages 62mph in around 7.0s on the way to about 145mph. To better get you through the twisty stuff, there's a Performance Control system which electronically duplicates the kind of functionality you'd normally get from a heavier, more complicated mechanical locking differential. So it works through the turns to counter both understeer and wheel spin by lightly micro-braking whichever front wheel is threatening to lose grip. As a result, the car's kept planted through the tightest corner and you're fired on from bend to bend. Oh and on the subject of brakes, on a Cooper S they're really very good indeed, as befits a potential trackday car, large and extremely effective. Brilliant. The Cooper S really is a very fast car indeed. But even lesser MINI 5-Door Hatch models have plenty to offer the owner who likes his or her driving. You can tailor the steering and suspension to your taste and the six-speed gear change is reasonably slick. Not only because the throw's short, the stick's nice to use and the snickety action's satisfying but also thanks to clever gearbox software that even instructs the engine to blip the throttle on the down change, so it sounds as if you've mastered the perfect heel and toe technique and your friends will think you're the next Lewis Hamilton. If you can't be bothered with all of that, there are two 6-speed auto transmission options on offer, the more desirable 'sports' set-up featuring shorter shift times and steering wheel paddles.

Overall

In one sense, it's extraordinary that it took the MINI brand so long to bring us this car. After all, over 70% of all sales in the small hatchback segment are of five-door models. In not offering a conventional MINI Hatch with that option, this franchise was missing out on a significant number of sales. With the extra doors in place and this car in MINI's range, the company's position in the compact hatch sector has changed significantly. After all, in the eyes of many potential customers, the extra versatility of this variant will turn what was previously an un-buyable car into a really credible proposition. You have to know what you're getting of course. Though the engine range can certainly offer the power and technology you'd get in the best Focus-sized family hatchbacks, the rear seat passenger room and boot space of this model can't quite match the best players in that segment. This MINI gets reasonably close though, priced and pitched to hit a tempting sweet spot between the supermini and family hatch sectors that will suit many buyers perfectly. For these kinds of people, the news that they can have one of these for less than the price of an ordinary Focus or Astra will be music to their ears. That affordability's key given that high-ish pricing was one of the things that put some buyers off the MINI Countryman model that represented the brand's first stab at five-door motoring. Here though, the sticker figures seem to be right and have been matched with strong British build quality and this third generation Hatch design's classy, endearing feel. Best of all perhaps, the extra length of this variant has done nothing to dilute its fun factor. It's still a great choice for the young at heart.

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