In fashion they say that every wardrobe needs a little black number, and now Lyndhurst Auto MINI has one for your garage as well. Last week I reviewed a model Lyndhurst Auto Mini have in their MINI Next range, which brought back all the exhilaration I felt from watching the Italian Job.
It was a black-on -black MINI Cooper S Hatch and even more enjoyable, it was an Automatic. Now I’ve driven the Countryman and the Paceman in an Automatic, but this was my first time trying it out in the Cooper Hatch range.
It is a 2014 model with just over 9000 KM on the clock and it drove with all the fun of a supped-up go-cart and still all the creature comforts of a luxury vehicle.
The nice thing about the MINI Next range is that they truly are previously loved cars, with each model being carefully checked and prepared for their next owner. This model had the standard Cooper S features such as Dynamic Stability Control; ABS; Multifunction leather sports steering wheel; Runflat tyres; Sports button and Bluetooth hands-free kit with USB-Audio-Interface to name a few. It also then has an array of optional extras that have been spec’d in, including the Automatic transmission already mentioned; 17” Alloy wheels; Chrome line interior; Glass Sunroof (one of my favourite features) and the amazing Harman Kardon sound system. The Harman Kardon system is like having a crystal clear symphony in the car with you for the ride.
Another feature that a lot of people miss on the MINI, is the extended storage package, which offers you a cool secret compartment in the dashboard, also added to this vehicle.
Getting back to the car itself, this model is everything you have come to expect form MINI but still manages to surprise you. Anyone who has ever driven a MINI Cooper S will know it has impressive handling and maneuverability and once you put your foot down, the torque and performance is something you can only experience to truly appreciate.
In Midnight back metallic paint, and black features this car has a striking facade. It’s on the Lyndhurst Auto MINI Showroom floor at R319,000.00 and includes the standard MINI Next 1 year/25 000 km motorplan maintenance contract.
Ready for a trade in? Maybe kick 2015 off with a bit of style and finesse in your garage as well as your wardrobe?
For more information contact Chris from Lyndhurst Auto MINI, click <here> for contact info.