Originally Posted by shrink
'er indoors just got a mini cooper. The deals on finance just now are so generous that a lot of the other marques can't even get close in terms of monthly costs. I think with 5 year service pack, paint coat, gap insurance and the chilli pack, my girlfriend is paying £220 a month.
You can barely get a half decent fiesta for that. The A1 is a naff looking polo in drag so you'd be as well buying the polo, and the 1 series is good enough, but will cost a bit more even on a basic model.
I'd get another mini, they are giving them away just now!
edit: what about a fiat 500? even an abarth doesnt cost much more than a mini!
I agree, Mini just woke up and smelt the coffee, they were way behind the competition in terms of competitive finance and the novelty factor has worn off. They needed to offer decent finance as there is a lot of decent competition in this market. My daughter likes the Fiat 500 but they are just too small.