2013 Mini One (1.6 Engine) Convertible
~ MOST DESIRABLE COLOUR FOR A MINI ~
~ Superb Spec ~
~ LOW MILEAGE ~
~ Desirable 1.6 Engine rather than 1.4 ~
~ 2 keys ~
~ Brand new set of front tyres ~
– Parking sensors
– USB media input and charger
– Alloy wheels
– DAB digital radio
– Front fog lights
– One touch electric windows
The all the panels across the Mini are very straight: bonnets and doors shut perfectly with a satisfying ‘click’ noise to them – characteristic of these new Minis. Gaps and spaces across panels are as they should be.
All the rubbers and seals – including those across the soft top skeleton – feel soft to the touch and work perfectly in creating a gap between the panels, doors and bonnets.
The soft top cloth is impeccable and does not have any hole, crease or stains, indicating the high level of care that this car has retained since its meticulous conservation.
The red paint, albeit being a tint subject to common deterioration, is in very, very good condition and complements the chroming around the car extremely well. There are only a couple of marks on the rear bumper corner – perhaps the previous owner did not listen to the parking sensors!
The lights all around work perfectly. The front headlights have just undergone a polishing treatment to give them a better quality on the road (especially at night) and be easier on the eye.
All 4 seats are in great conditions: there are no signs of wear and tear, no rips or exposed sponge and most definitely no acidic rain stains.
The dash, door and centre console trim do not have any scratches or marks on them. The interior lights, dash lights and sounds are all of the upgraded (facelift) model, giving it that little ‘updated’ feeling against most R57 models on the road. The sound effects, in fact, are of a better quality that of its successor models.
The nicest touches are the USB-inlet for Spotify and mobile phone integration with the media system, albeit having a DAB option is still nice!
All the chrome, glass panels (dash and centre console screens) are also in impeccable conditions!
3. ENGINE AND GEARBOX
This Mini One comes with a 1.6 Petrol engine – exposing over 100bph – as opposed to its more common, sluggish 1.4. Whilst pulling a lot of torque, the engine has been downgraded ever so slightly from the Cooper model and benefits of a far better MPG in city driving conditions.
The car drives very well, there are no vibrations, sounds or squeaks. Pulls on every gear without hesitation and slots in with its satisfying short-shifter feeling.
The last MOT shows no majors or advisories.