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MINI Hatch First (2009 – 2014) expert review

The MINI First is the cheapest BMW product available. It has the same virtues as more costly models, like great handling, strong used values and good build quality but with less equipment.

Date added: Monday 29 November 2010.


MINI Hatch One (2006 – 2014) expert review

The MINI One is more desirable than most small premium cars, with its cheeky looks, great build and engaging dynamics. But don’t buy one if you want to stand out from the crowd.

Date added: Monday 22 November 2010.


MINI Cooper Hatch (2006 – 2014) expert review

The Mini Cooper is a real driver’s car and style icon in a pint-sized package. Space is at a premium, both for passengers and luggage though.

Date added: Saturday 20 November 2010.


MINI Hatch Cooper S (2006 – 2014) expert review

The MINI Cooper S is a great hot hatch, with loads of driver appeal and a stylish retro design, inside and out. A fast and efficient Cooper SD diesel version was added to the line-up in March 2011.

Date added: Friday 19 November 2010.


MINI Hatch John Cooper Works (2008 – ) expert review

The John Cooper Works is the fastest, most driver-focussed MINI available. Despite the performance, this hot hatch sips petrol and is comfortable to drive.

Date added: Saturday 30 May 2009.

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Mini Cooper car review

Looking for a car that’s fun-to-drive, good looking and a British icon to boot? The BMW-owned iconic little car has just had its first facelift since the German manufacturer reinvented it in 2001. Web editor Adrian Higgins got behind the wheel of the new Mini Cooper.

Date added: Monday 22 January 2007.



New Mini five-door unveiled

Mini has added another new model to its expanding range - a five-door hatchback

Date added: Thursday 05 June 2014.


All-new 2014 Mini hatchback unveiled

These are the first pictures of the all-new Mini hatchback, which was unveiled today at the Oxford plant where it will be built. Longer, wider and taller than the previous model, it’s claimed to be more refined, more spacious and better to drive.

Date added: Monday 18 November 2013.


Fastest ever MINI JCW GP announced

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP will be the fastest ever factory-built MINI Hatch when it goes on sale in limited numbers this summer. Just 2,000 will be sold, with MINI-obsessed collectors the most likely customers.

Date added: Monday 14 May 2012.


Used cars with the lowest running costs

With fuel prices at an unprecedented high and a one penny per litre cut in fuel tax unlikely to transform your motoring costs, a fuel efficient car could be for you. Auto Trader’s used car editor, Stuart Milne said: “Luckily, cars are becoming more and more efficient, and there are now plenty of affordable cars available on the used market that can cover more than 60mpg.

Date added: Monday 04 July 2011.