I think the MINI has a big car feel. Very easy to drive and effortless. Just one question though, if you don't get a MINI you said you might get a used 3 series for £20,000 ??? You can get a new one for about £18,000
Plus I've never had any problems changing lanes, infact most people usually slow down for me so they can follow me Crusie control a must espicially if you live in a outback like me becuase with crusie I only have to touch the brakes every 100km, to slow down for on pub towns
I Find the faster you go the heavier the Mini feels and more sure footed.
I recently drove for 7hrs with only a 1/2hr stop on French autoroutes. On getting out of the car at Calais, I felt as fresh as when I got in. I have to say, my MINI is the most comfortable long distance car I have every driven. The only problem was lack of cruise control, which has naturally been requested for my new MINI in Oct.
Perm the MINI is a very Solid and well made car, yes there are some niggly issues people have had here but you'll here more good then bad.
I've driven on Motorways on several occasions and the car hugs the tarmac like no other Iíve driven for quite a while.
I'd recommend the S as you have the extra power for bigger roads. We have a Cooper std. as its for the other half and if I was to buy one then I'd get the S for sure.
Don't get me wrong as the Standard Cooper has plenty of power but on larger roads its good to have that extra oomphhh on tap if needed.
Let us know what you decide
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