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Car Review - MINI One 1.2 (A)
08 Sep 2014  |  MINI Reviews
MINI is back in the Category A market with the new MINI One, albeit with a little lesser equipment and a new downsized powerplant. How well will it fit in?
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   Consumer Reviews of MINI One
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OVERALL RATING
 
2 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4.5/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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2 Reviews

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Keyo11
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
3 points
2 forum posts Joined on 16-Nov-2014
Mini 3rd Generation  Posted on 16 Nov 2014
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Just received my car today. (After a super super long wait) Couldn't be any happier when i start bringing my car for some city spin. Even though it is only an entry level mini, the engine still pack a punch.

What I like
- The car still retain most of it's previous generation traits
- Buttons are display neatly
- Seats are firm and have the premium feel
- Steering wheel gets firmer when going at higher speed, more stability control
- Fuel efficiency is there

What I do not like
- The car takes forever to come (Good things are meant to wait)

Spaceranger
Clutched
3 reviews
15 points
0 forum posts Joined on 10-Jan-2013
Basic MINI with a punchy engine  Posted on 15 Nov 2014
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 3/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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This is a small little car that you don't want to mess with. Despite it's 1.2L 3 cylinder engine, the pick up and amount of energy coming out from the little turbo engine is amazing.

Styling is cool and a head turner. This is for both interior and exteriors. The ONE is a basic model, with a small display, no sat-nav, no fancy big color display, no reverse camera. Car audio system is great, sync with my iPhone 6 easily on USB and also Bluetooth for phone calls easily.

Handling wise, I am not used to the heavy steering wheels even when it is set to the "usual" MINI mode. When it goes into the SPORTS mode aka go-kart feel, I really feel uncomfortable.

The seats are hard and uncomfortable with fabric seats. After a half day drive, I literally had backache.

Obviously, this is not your family car. The seats at the rear are only suitable for young children or perhaps pets. Like any 2 door cars, it is not that easy to get in and out of the rear cabin, even for my kids who are 1.2M tall.

All in all, this is still a nice attractive lifestyle car. Nice to drive around for fun, but not a serious people carrier. Some folks may want this as a second car or maybe for young couples who want some fun before the family swells.

What I like
Punch 1.2L Turbo Engine. Nice styling both interior and exterior

What I do not like
Very heavy steering and uncomfortable seats

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MINI One
4 stars - based on 2 reviews