As the title says, I'm looking to buy my first mini. Well, first 'new' mini anyway
I do around 18k miles per year so my first question is.... petrol or diesel? I think I'm definitely leaning towards a cooper so what sort of mpg should I expect to get from both, and how different do they feel to drive power/handling wise? I'm in my 30's so not necessarily looking for something fast. Also, are there any differences in what extras are available between the one and cooper? I don't mind paying a bit extra on fuel if its more fun to drive
My budget is around 8k but can stretch up to 10k if it's really necessary. I've driven a few over the last week or so, but every one I look at seems to have a different array of extras. I was under the impression that the extras were just different packs.... but it appears not. Is there a list of what each pack includes and what other extras are available for each of the models?
I've noticed that some I've driven have the current mph showing in the top display and others just show time/temperature. I casually mentioned it to the guy I was test driving with and he said that it's an optional extra to show mph in there - is that true?
One thing I would really like is an aux port for the radio, is that an extra, part of a pack or standard?
I'm looking for late 2007 onwards... Are there any differences in the models from 2007? Basically am I ok looking for cars this old or should I look at more 2009-2010?
Are there any other things I should be looking out for when test driving?
Anyway, thanks for reading and if anyone can shed some light on my questions then thanks a lot in advance