It's fun to drive and roomier than you may thing. Good value.
My mini is fun to drive. It is great for parking in my parking impacted neighborhood. It handles well on the road, especially on curvy roads and inner city driving. Fuel efficiency is good. Its an older model that does not have many of the advanced technology features that come standard now but it has been functional for me personal needs. No major maintenance issues other than the basic wear and tear. The oil pan does require replacement as a whole given Its design. Additionally, some mechanics will not do work on minis, so this may be a challenge when going outside of dealership servicing.