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MINI Countryman Cooper D First Report: Getting to know the biggest MINI

By |2017-11-20T12:36:01+00:00August 14th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

MINI Countryman Cooper D List price: £24,585 Five-door SUV 150bhp 2.0-litre turbo diesel/6-speed manual CO2 emissions/ BIK: 113g/km / 24% Performance: 8.9 secs/129mph Economy claimed/ours: 51.4mpg/41mpg   The weather might not be great, but I’ve still been making the most of getting behind the wheel of my new long-term MINI Countryman Cooper D. YE66RYH actually arrived the same day that my [...]

MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door: sixth long-term report and reluctant farewell

By |2017-11-20T12:35:56+00:00July 26th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door List price: £16,170 Five-door hatch 136bhp 1.5-litre 3-cyl Euro 6 turbo petrol/6-speed manual CO2; BIK: 109g/km; 20% Economy /ours: 60.1mpg/45mpg Performance: 8.2sec/129mph AS predicted in my last report, after almost 8,000 miles and eight-months, the call came through, then a man was despatched and the MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door collected. I feel quite melancholy as I [...]

Long-term MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door: 3rd report

By |2017-11-20T12:35:11+00:00February 13th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

MINI Cooper 1.5 five- door - the figures P11D: £16,170 without options Doors and body style: Five-door hatch Engine/gearbox: 1.5-litre 3-cylinder Euro 6 turbo petrol/6-speed manual CO2 emissions: 109g/km Economy (combined): 60.1mpg Power/torque: 136bhp/220Nm 0-62mph/top speed: 8.2secs/129mph Company Car Tax 2017/18 at 20% yearly/monthly: £582/£48 Company Car Tax at 40% yearly/monthly: £1,164/£97  Insurance group: 18 OVER halfway in and 4,000 [...]

MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door – 2nd report

By |2017-11-20T12:35:11+00:00February 7th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

AFTER the first month with my MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door, apart from the colour, about the only thing I wasn’t so happy about was the drop in fuel economy. So far the gamble of swapping from diesel to petrol wasn’t working, as despite careful everyday driving I was struggling to get past 270 miles to a tank, or about 30mpg [...]

MINI Countryman Cooper D: Another big MINI perfect for business

By |2017-11-20T12:35:05+00:00January 18th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

MINI Countryman Cooper D What is it? The all-new MINI Countryman SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), that like the Clubman before it, has grown and is an even better fit for business. The outgoing Countryman, although popular in the corporate market, was from what we understand too small for some. In fact this new Countryman is so much bigger and wider [...]

MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4: The ultimate usable fast MINI?

By |2017-11-20T12:34:59+00:00December 20th, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4 What is it? The next, final and probably most predictable development of the Clubman - the high-performance range-topping MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4 version, which after making its debut at the Paris Motor Show back in September last year, is finally on sale. Does adding a 228bhp punch, with the security of ALL4 [...]

MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door: First report

By |2017-11-20T12:34:56+00:00December 7th, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

TO help me get over the departure of my previous MINI long-termer, the Clubman Cooper D, I was grateful when MINI UK offered me a MINI Cooper 1.5 five-door petrol replacement. On top of moving from one business MINI favourite to another, perhaps more interestingly we were faced with the quandary of making the move from big diesel to efficient [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper D Final Report: 6-door MINI passes luggage test

By |2017-11-20T12:34:40+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

MINI Clubman Cooper D TIME flies when you’re having fun and it’s hard to believe I’ve had my MINI Clubman Cooper D for over six months now. But the last month of Clubman ownership was probably the biggest test of the ‘big’ MINI - a family holiday. My wife was sure that all our luggage for a week away wouldn’t [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper D Fourth report: Likeable estate with a split personality 

By |2017-11-20T12:34:30+00:00August 12th, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

MINI Clubman Cooper D Fourth report If you’ve been following my MINI Clubman Cooper D  long-term reviews, you’ll have probably noticed we haven’t had the best of luck with this car so far, with vandalism and wheel scuff already happening during our six-month tenure. Well, I am pleased to announce that our fourth month with the big MINI estate has [...]

MINI Cooper S Convertible review: Fast MINI soft top offers great driving thrills

By |2017-11-20T12:34:28+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

MINI Cooper S Convertible What is it? The MINI Cooper S Convertible is one of the fastest, third-generation versions of the best-selling new MINI Convertible, a soft top offering plenty of thrills. What’s hot? That 189bhp 2.0-litre Twin Power Turbo engine, which despite the extra 105kg added for losing the roof, still has plenty of low down punch (280Nm of torque) [...]

New MINI Cooper Convertible review: Affordable running for keen driving MINI

By |2017-11-20T12:34:26+00:00August 1st, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

MINI Cooper Convertible What is it? The latest, and bigger, third-generation version of the best-selling new MINI Convertible - now based on the F56 hatch in Cooper form. What’s hot? The latest MINI Cooper Convertible is powered by the moderately lively (135bhp) and torquey (199lb/ft), three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. Even with the extra 105kg added in the transformation from hatch [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper D third report: Big MINI proves a perfect mile muncher

By |2017-11-20T12:34:27+00:00August 1st, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

AFTER a month of body massaging back at MINI, I was lucky that the return of my  MINI Clubman Cooper D long-termer, coincided with a long bank holiday drive to see a band in Manchester to test out the sat-nav, cruise control and economy. This was a bit of a test for the big MINI, as I’d not undertaken such [...]

Five of the best MINIs for business

By |2017-11-20T12:34:25+00:00July 28th, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, News|

THE rejuvenated MINI brand might have been around for 15 years, but rather than being all about a single model, BMW have built on the strength of this iconic British badge to evolve the popular formula into a range that offers different solutions. Here are five of the best MINIs for business buyers. Business Car Manager took a close look [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper D: Second report – Great car shame about the vandals

By |2017-11-20T12:34:07+00:00June 20th, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

THERE I was, saying how much I was looking forward to getting out and enjoy this big MINI in my last report, but thanks to mindless vandals it wasn’t to be in the MINI Clubman Cooper D: Second report. As just a couple of weeks after filing said report, our Clubman was back at MINI UK’s headquarters needing urgent cosmetic [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper SD All4: All-wheel drive gets big MINI estate gripping

By |2017-11-20T12:34:06+00:00June 15th, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

MINI Clubman Cooper SD All4 What is it: Like the idea of a big MINI Clubman, but want or need the extra security of all-wheel drive? Well, up until now, the Countryman was the only option - but if you don’t want a MINI SUV, you’ll be pleased to know there is now another alternative in the MINI Clubman Cooper SD [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper D: First report

By |2017-11-20T12:33:52+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews, Our business cars|

WITH two other ‘New’ MINIs on the Collins’ fleet, I suppose I was the obvious choice when MINI offered us the chance to run a MINI Clubman Cooper D for six months for Business Car Manager. But this Cooper D is a very different proposition to the other MINIs I own and enters the hotly contested upmarket hatchback sector, going up [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper S: Sportiest big MINI goes Golf chasing

By |2017-11-20T12:32:30+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

What is it? The sportiest version of the biggest member of the MINI range - the new Cubman. Yes, it’s an estate - but be in no doubt this member of BMW’s premium small car company is aiming to take sales from established premium hatch rivals such as the Audi A3, Mercedes A-Class and Volkswagen Golf with  distinctive design, spacious [...]

MINI Clubman Cooper D review: Jeans off, suit on

By |2017-11-20T12:32:14+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, MINI Reviews|

MINI Clubman 2.0 Cooper D 150hp What is it? GOOD question. This new MINI Clubman is a more grown-up MINI, a MINI more fit for business. It’s actually an estate, but don’t let that fool you. It goes alloy wheel to alloy wheel with the likes of the Audi A3, Mercedes A-Class and Volkswagen Golf. A six-door hatchback then? Well, yes [...]

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