Probably one of the most well-known car brands, the Mini range is now incredibly popular, mostly due to their unique and iconic image. There is a Mini for every occasion, and there are now several models of the Mini, ranging from stylish coupes and convertibles, to the bulkier clubman and roadsters. Each of them have their pros and cons, but our favourite is still the Mini Cooper Hatchback. It is a fun, quirky car that gives an air of ‘sporting class’. It offers drivers a fun, exciting experience and a high quality interior throughout. It also comes in both 3 and 5 door versions. So if you’re looking to car lease something with style, then the Mini Cooper won’t disappoint.
All Mini Cooper engines are of a decent quality no matter which model you opt for. They are surprisingly responsive and nippy, and their sharp steering and great body control make it great for throwing around corners easily. This flexibility would make the Cooper a great option for an agile city car. The mini cooper can also reach 0.62mph in 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 139mph.
The quality doesn’t end there, as the interior is just as exciting as the exterior and engine. The retro-themed dashboard is fantastic, and all the controls that you need are conveniently placed and simple to use. The driver’s seat is adjustable, and there is also a basic infotainment system that is easy to operate. The soft-touch plastics and solid-feeling quality equipment throughout, make the interior feel very plush and exquisite.
Another reason the Cooper is such a fantastic car, is that it comes with a tonne of standard equipment, which only adds to the driving experience. You get alloy wheels, air-con, keyless engine start, DAB radio, Bluetooth and a USB socket. There are so many personalisation options with the Mini Cooper, that you can really make it your own. However be careful, as it is easy to get carried away with these options get can pretty pricey.
The only downside of the Cooper is the amount of space on offer. Although there’s a decent amount of room up front for the driver, it’s still lacking in the back. There’s enough shoulder and leg-room for two adults in the back, but only if they’re not too tall and don’t have to sit in the back for too long. The boot is also a bit on the small side. However if you desperately want more boot space, you could always go for the Mini Countryman or Clubman.
The Mini Cooper Hatchback may not be the cheapest to buy, but it holds its value incredibly well. A cheaper option would be leasing, as many companies offer competitive prices. This along with the fact that the Cooper is cheap to run, means that it actually makes for a relatively cheap car lease option. So if you’re looking for fantastic style and a fun drive with responsive engines, then the Mini Cooper should definitely be at the top of your list.