Mini

Mini Cooper 5dr (2015) long-term test review

View all Mini Hatchback Reviews ► Life with our Mini five-door► Cooper trim with 3-cyl turbo► Read on for our 10-month test Month 10 running a five-door Mini hatchback: the conclusion to our long-term test I’ve run all sorts of long-term test cars over the past eight years, from a Clio Cup that lived for summer track days but desperately …

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Mini Coupe Cooper SD (2012) long-term test review

View all Mini Coupe Reviews Parting with the Mini Coupe isn’t such a sorrow after all – 26 December 2012 So after 23,598 miles, the Mini has gone. Like a gauche but nonetheless entertaining houseguest on the verge of outstaying his welcome, the red-and-black-striped eyesore is no longer part of my daily routine. In many ways I’m glad the good …

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Mini Countryman Cooper D All4 (2011) long-term test review

View all Mini Countryman Reviews Goodbye – 15 December 2011 The Countryman is gone but not forgotten and, whilst I’m not left pining for the little rhino, I may have developed something of a softspot for it. I’m left with mainly memories of the positive attributes of this strange mutant Mini. The interior was always a delight, with the cream …

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Mini Electric long-term test (2021) review: the six-month verdict

View all Mini Hatchback Reviews ► Living with an electric Mini► Cool looks but short range► Will either matter to James? Six months ago I wrote my first Mini Electric report with a half-empty glass on my desk. I’m writing the report sipping a half-full one. Life with the Mini has been challenging at times but it’s been nice having …

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Our long-term Mini Clubman: meeting its Oxford maker

View all Mini Clubman Reviews ► Living with a Mini Clubman► Our full long-term test review► Regular daily driver updates Month 7 living with a Mini Clubman: returning to Oxford The last time I came to BMW Plant Oxford, way back in 2001, I was young, free and single. So was the three-door Mini hatch, the only version then available. …

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