Car Reviews MINI Mini One Convertible The AA

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The Mini Convertible has a key model in the expanding small car since it’s introduction in but until now has only been in Cooper, Cooper S and high-performance Cooper Works variants. The of the Mini One Convertible brings a new point for the range, complete more economical, less engine.

The Mini Convertible was facelifted and updated in 2009, years after its initial in 2004. 2010 has seen revisions to the line-up, however, as has taken the opportunity to introduce a entry-level, Mini One Convertible a raft of technical changes the Mini range.

The 1.4-litre engine which Mini One models across the has been deleted from the meaning the Mini One Convertible its debut with a new 1.6-litre developing 98bhp. Offering power and performance than the version of the same engine and the 1.6-litre Cooper S unit, the One Convertible offers better economy and lower running

The One Convertible also has less to about in terms of standard however, the exhaustive range of extras remains available for customers who want to specify a equipped vehicle without the additional running costs of the powerful models. As such, expects the One Convertible to take as the best-selling drop-top Mini

Of course, the Mini One convertible the same core features as the of the Mini Convertible range, importantly the collapsible soft-top that can be lowered at speeds of up to or partially opened for a sunroof Technically a four-seater, the Mini One boasts two small rear for very occasional use,

Our verdict on the MINI Mini One

Given that Mini the One Convertible to be the most popular model, it’s a surprise it has taken this long to be The model loses little of the driving experience with the downgrade, the sharp handling and controls making it just as behind the wheel, if a little The huge range of customisation remains, too, meaning can still pick and choose and trim to suit their and, of course, the open air adds to the Mini’s inherent


The lower entry purchase price, improved efficiency and stop-start technology all keep the Mini One Convertible’s costs to a minimum. Insurance for the model will be higher many, less-flashy alternatives and the long list of tempting can significantly boost purchase

Space and practicality

The boot no rival to a conventional small but is not restricted by folding the roof. The seats can fold, which is a bonus. Storage space in the isn’t overly generous,

The cup holders are welcome but the door are modest at best.

Controls and


Car security

Car safety

good to see that all the basics are in the safety department. Twin and side airbags are present the range, and dynamic stability is also standard fit, can be turned off if you wish too fully the potent handling. Rollover is also present to protect with the roof down.

Driver appeal

Slightly on power compared to the Cooper and with a little over the output of the Cooper S, the Mini One never-the-less makes the most of its with the same charismatic, handling as the rest of the range. delivery form the new 1.6-litre is progressive and punchy, the gear-changes and direct and the in-corner grip The steering is also delightfully and responsive.

Family car appeal

car appeal

Quality and image

The has such a broad spectrum of and such a range of customisation that trim level has any effect on the street cred of the — serving rather as a of engine performance. Drivers who do the need for the more powerful can feel just as satisfied their Min One Convertible as owners of the trim level models. have been reports of a few niggles over time, but that hasn’t been rectified.

Now well established and with built every day, has been improved.


down motoring flatters the Convertible in many ways. and egress is very easy the purposely low seating position. the roof up you sometimes need to more care — when exiting the car.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

As the entry level the Mini One Convertible gets the six-speaker, CD and radio set-up into the stylised centre As always with the Mini a wide range of upgrades are as cost options, but don’t a multi-function steering for the base

Roof up, the Mini One Convertible smart design

Colours and

A very Wide choice of designs and colour combinations are ensuring an almost unrivalled of customisation possibilities. As elsewhere in the Convertible range — colours work well. seating is standard but of a very quality.

Unlike the Cooper and S models, the One Convertible comes steel wheels unless specified and paid for.


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