Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Surprisingly practical, but the ergonomics of the dashboard are compromised by the haphazard switch placement and visibility over the driver's shoulder and to the rear is reduced by the thick pillars of the club door and the back doors.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

fantastic little car - exceeding my expectations, hot hatch performance with supermini running cost (40+ mpg), only thing i would get rid of would be the run flat tyres - very expensive & reduced ride quality

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Surprisingly practical, though the dash ergonomics leave much to be desired. Drives well, but lacks the low down torque to avoid having to stir the gearstick frequently. Stylish, different and fun.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

All the fun of the MINI hatch but with comfort for rear seat passengers and now a boot space that is adequate for supermarket shopping. The Diesel is really kind in
BIK due to low CO2 too.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

The car has been great so far. Car is great on fuel-was particularly impressed on long journeys where it really seems to do well- makes me want to do more long journeys!

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Economical and surprisingly practical, but difficult to get in and out of the back seats, even with the extra door.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing wrong with it at all since purchased. Could be more efficient but more or less happy.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no issues since I owned it. It could be a bit more efficient but stop start helps.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Disappointing fuel consumption for co2 rating and experience with other bmw products.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

feels very well built but the ride on big wheels and run flat tyres can be crashy.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

probably my best new car to date, quick,economical,practical and reliable love it!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice, stylish and surprisingly practical. Often admired.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

BRILLIANTLY INDIVIDUAL, AND QUITE PRACTICAL.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5