Jim57 4

Jim57

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:31.05.2006

Reviews:2

Quote-start

Living with a Mini One

Quote-end
02.06.2006

Advantages:
Handling, Fun Factor Quality

Disadvantages:
Internal Space for the cars external dimensions .  Cost of Spares

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Value for Money

Road Handling

Comfort

Features

Looks

Fuel consumptionGood

5 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
very helpful by (50%):
  1. lindsayjayne
  2. mrsmopples
  3. daddyof3
helpful by (50%):
  1. lolahx
  2. Soho_Black
  3. ladyboymondaytofriday

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

Our Mini One has been in the family now for 3 plus years so we do know about this car. I admit that I fell in love with the car and although I would really have loved a Cooper, practical considerations (learner driver) dictated the One.

It is a fun little car to drive that exudes quality of build and really makes your 'feel good'. I always like hoping in the Mini to nip to the shops or for the long commute - I regularly did the Lake District to Bristol run in the car and found it no problem at all. The seats are good and the car is easy to drive with all the goodies that make such journeys comfortable.

We did have some extras on our car - CD player, rev counter and trip computer etc. Did not go for any of the handling packages so don't know if they make a big difference.

Reliability has been very good. Of course what you would expect from a BMW. One grip is the cost of spares. We had the drivers door mirror stolen from outside the house - now who would steal a door mirror for heaven's sake - well I know why now - Over £100 for a new one and fitting - I have to say that is over the top in my opinion for a car of this nature.

The Mini is not perfect - what is. The internal size is really pretty small - not much more than the original yet the car is big on the outside. The Mini was the same size as our LWB Mercedes-Benz A Class!

Overall though I have to say if space is not your prime concern then put this car in your consider list. It offers a lot of driver reward and that, in my book, counts for a lot.

Happy motoring


  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

lindsayjayne 02.06.2006 18:00

Welcome to Ciao, if I haven't said it to you before, well, even if I have welcome again! Good review. x

mrsmopples 02.06.2006 12:47

Think this is a tad too small for me and my gang, but I wouldn't mind a convertible model just for my own use at weekends!

daddyof3 02.06.2006 12:41

It's not a car I would buy - but I think you covered most of what I would want to know... how good is it on fuel? @;-)

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Product Information »

Manufacturer's product description

MINI present the One 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / CVT - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product details

Body Type Hatchback
Fuel Type Petrol
Range MINI One

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 01/06/2001

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of MINI One has been rated:

"very helpful" by (50%):

  1. lindsayjayne
  2. mrsmopples
  3. daddyof3

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 5 Speed - (Man) / CVT - (Auto), 6 Speed Automatic, 6 Speed Manual - 1598 cc - Max Speed: 124, 126 mph - 115, 120 bhp - Petrol

User reviews (58)

Buy now for only £ 10.00

MINI Cooper S

MINI Cooper S

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 6 Speed - (Man) / 6 Speed - (Auto), 6 Speed - (Man) / 6 Speed - (Auto), 6 Speed Automatic, 6 Speed Manual - 1598 cc cc - Max Speed: 138 mph, 140 mph - 170, 175 bhp - Petrol

User reviews (7)

Buy now for only £ 719.83



Are you the manufacturer / provider of MINI One? Click here