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Default MINI ranks top for low depreciation - 28th February 2017, 06:33 PM

According to Autocar magazine Carspring has done the research and compiled a list of the 13 car brands that depreciate least in Britain.
Minis rank top, while Toyota comes last of top 13 brands in Britain, with its used models losing an average of 74.59% value after 34,700 miles
Car Value: Top 13 brands that depreciate the least | Autocar

Minis suffer from depreciation the least out of the UKs top 13 car brands. Losing an average of 46.88% from their values after 34,700 miles, they beat Audi models, which lost 47.33% after the same mileage, to the top spot.
Volkswagen, Lexus, Ford and Vauxhall achieved the next best results, with between 47.51% and 54.12% lost respectively. The worst performing brand was Toyota, which has an average of 74.59% value lost from its vehicles after the aforementioned mileage.

Car values: Top 13 car brands that hold their value best
Mini - 46.08%
Audi 47.33%
Volkswagen - 47.51%
Lexus 51.59%
Ford - 53.49%
Vauxhall - 54.12%
Fiat - 54.17%
BMW - 55.82%
Kia - 59.27%
Nissan - 63.23%
Honda - 65.94%
Peugeot - 70.19%
Toyota - 74.59%
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MINI Icon 1st Gen Cab Red Mini - 28th February 2017, 08:40 PM

Would any body here buy a 2008 Mini Cooper, 43k, with no service history, been offered one but have turn it down
Is there any way off finding out about history, person selling it, said it's had new clutch, with proof of clutch, been done, but it has no service paperwork
Would you give it a miss ?
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Default 1st March 2017, 06:35 AM

If it's been serviced by mini it will be on their computer. I think that only works if it's done under TLC tho.
Could always try contacting the previous owners if you are keen
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Default 1st March 2017, 02:37 PM

You can check the MOT history of any car. I forget the address, just search for MOT history. It gives a good idea of how the car has been looked after.

I wouldn't be put off just because it has no written service history. Most garages won't stamp your card unless you specifically ask them, and present it to them.

As an example, if a car has been owned by a MINI enthusiast, it would probably have received far more maintenance than necessary, and yet there would be no service history.

Extensive mods to my Hyper Blue Cooper S Convertible:
Magic Tree air freshener; Road map moved from back of driver's seat to glove box; FUN plates; SmartTOP roof control; Chrome mirrors; Chrome bonnet scoop; Chrome boot handle and hinges; Chrome spotlights; Chrome air vents; Chrome door buttons; Chrome number plate surrounds; Chrome instruments and switches; Chrome gear knob and handbrake grip; Chrome pen in glove box; Chrome dust caps on front wheels (not sure about the back wheels - don't want to overdo it)
to dechroming. Keep it Chrome and Classy
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Default 2nd March 2017, 12:05 PM

Funny how dealers never remember this little gem when it comes
to part exchanging your old Mini for a newer model!
When I purchased my 2013 FJCW last May, one Mini dealer offered me a paltry 1,800 for my one owner (me) Absolutely mint 2004 Mini cooper, even with the awesome sound system in it.
A woman at work 'snapped my hand off' when I said I wanted 5,000 for it.
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