A 3 door, 3 cylinder, 6 speed Mini. It's about as pure Mini as you can get, with almost no options, but still just as much fun. We take a look at the pre LCI 2018 Mini Cooper.
The 2019 Mini lineup gets a refresh, but the outgoing 2018 models are going to be a steal in dealership showrooms, but also worth knowing about in the pre-owned market. Our Snapshot is on this 2018 Mini Cooper 3 door with the 6 speed manual transmission. The Non-S version of the Mini Cooper comes with a 134 horsepower 3 cylinder engine, but despite it's odd number of cylinders, this little hatchback packs a lot of fun.
We show you a quick tour of this lightly optioned Mini Cooper including the halogen headlights and fog lights, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, rear backup camera, rear parking sensors, and classic line package. We take the 6 speed manual Mini on a quick road test to talk about how this car compares to the 2019 Cooper S Convertible we featured earlier.
Designed to be a fun city car, this Mini Cooper could be a good option for entry-level enthusiasts looking for a cheap(ish) daily driver with some personality. The 3 cylinder engine won't necessarily appeal to the seasoned enthusiast, but for someone looking at buying their first new car and wanting to drive stick might be interested in this car. We talk about some of it's quirks and joys with a car like this.