There’s no denying that the Mini is an absolute icon. Having gone through many transformations since it was launched back in the 1950s, the result today is a super-stylish compact little car that is fantastic fun to drive. It’s more sophisticated, has more technology and yet can be of brilliant value if you don’t go overboard with the optional extras and on personalising.
If you’re looking for a seriously stylish car that drives like a dream and is reliable, then the Mini could be your top choice. Best of all, you can bag yourself a new Mini One with a low deposit and free insurance, discounted insurance or cashback.
BMW has given the Mini several updates since taking ownership in 2001 and whilst the One might be larger than ever, it still manages to retain its compact, stylish feel with sexy curves and sleek lines.
Its bolder designs are noticeable with cute little touches like the bug-eyed headlights which all help to give it an updated distinctive feel without losing any of its retro charm. There’s plenty of scope to personalise your Mini including contrasting roof colours and mirror caps along with various patterns - but watch out as the costs could soon rack up.
The Mini One scored four stars for safety from Euro NCAP and has plenty of safety features including electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes as standard, plus high strength steel in the bodywork for protection.
The Mini offers one of the best driving experiences for a best city car. It handles brilliantly - you’re seated in a low driving position to experience almost perfect ergonomics making it a thrilling, yet comfortable, ride. It’s as if Mini have condensed all the best bits of a BMW into a neat little package.
The fit and finish on the interior is second to none, it looks seriously classy yet has plenty of touches giving a nod to the Mini of a bygone era.
In true Mini style there’s a huge, illuminated circular infotainment system that takes pride of place in the dash which mimics the classic style of the over-sized speedometer.
The Mini has always been fuel efficient but the new generation Mini One is about 25% more efficient than the previous version with a fuel economy of 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 108g/km.
Insurance costs aren’t as low as you may expect for this little car because it is a premium car - the Mini One will fall into group 11. But, where you may pay a bit more on the inusrance than some small cars, you’ll definitely benefit on the depreciation front. Minis remain highly desirable, so you can expect to retain over half its value at three years or 60,000 miles.
What is a guarantor?
A guarantor is someone who formally guarantees to pay the finance if the young driver is unable to make the repayments. Before agreeing to become a guarantor for young driver, it is important you check that you would be able to afford the repayments (if they fail to pay the finance instalments), as non-payment pay could affect both yours, and their, credit score and result in repossession of the car.
How does the insurance work?
We offer you a personalised quote based on your age and postcode and the majority of our customers really do get free insurance. We know it's a big outlay buying and insuring your first car. We developed this offer to help ease the pain during what's probably going to be your most expensive year of car insurance – whilst you build up that first year's all important no claims bonus. Our insurance is underwritten by Highway Insurance (part of the Liverpool Victoria Group)
How long until I get my new car?
Good question. It depends on the car you're after and how far you want to go customising it! If you want your car delivered ASAP give us a call on 0333 358 3441 to find out what's available now. If you've got your heart set on a certain colour or upgrade the car may have to be made to order. Whatever your circumstances, our friendly team can talk you through timescales for the different options – and we'll keep you posted on progress until it's delivered.
What is the benefit of adding a guarantor to my finance application?
If you're aged under 21, you're unlikely to have built up much credit history, so approval will be based on your personal circumstances. Having a guarantor increases your chance of being approved - thus allowing you to start building up your credit score.
What happens after the first year?
We'll send you a renewal price, but you don't have to take it and if you can find a more suitable policy somewhere else you can move your insurance (we'll miss you though!)
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