How does the MINI One compare to other models?

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It is an oft-quoted aphorism that the car you drive says a lot about you as a person. Perhaps this could also be extended to what MINI you drive and how this further defines your character – but just what would different models say?

The MINI One is a car which will show you to be someone who likes a vehicle that is well styled but also drives well. You can find the MINI One for sale on their official website where details of the full specifications are also listed alongside  photos that show the car from different angles.

With an acceleration of 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds and maximum speed of 116mph, the MINI One comes with lots of great features with a starting price of £13,460.

The brand

The MINI brand represents a quirky and original attitude to driving. The MINI One has low running costs and is certainly no eyesore. If you’re looking after the purse strings then this model will be most appropriate but if you can stretch to the slightly pricier Roadster you will feel the benefit in increased acceleration and higher speeds.

When you’re looking for a parking space in the city and there are only small spaces available, that won’t pose much of a problem if you’re driving a MINI but any smaller and you miss out on the extra boot space which some other well-known brands lack.

The range

It’s no secret that the iconic British brand that MINI has become is a subsidiary of a German monolith BMW that is better known for making bigger and speedier cars. With this change of ownership there was the later change in styling but the essential shape and features remain the same.

They look more solid and appear to be more robust; a feeling which is backed up by improved safety features and boosted performance.

Just look at the new third generation MINI, that was unveiled last week with three new turbocharged engines, delivering plenty of power, while being more more fuel efficient, featuring also new tech and safety features than the outgoing model.

If money is no concern for you then you’ll do worse than to buy the MINI John Cooper Works GP, billed as the ‘sportiest MINI ever’ or the Goodwood inspired model for a tidy £41,005.

For those relying on a more moderate income the Countryman or Paceman are reliable options, providing you with an economical engine and plenty of boot space. The Clubman will reach a top speed of 115mph and features a split door at the rear.

Which MINI model you choose will say a lot about you as a person but by choosing the brand at all you’ll be positioning yourself as a forward-thinking and stylish individual. If you want to find out more about what your car tells other’s about you, then this great quiz could be an ideal place to start.


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