"In valuation terms the Mini has achieved a remarkable performance, particularly for a car that is now in its fifth year," says Richard Crosthwait, specialist car editor at EurotaxGlass’s.
"Demand for the car remains sky-high thanks to its very obvious virtues. In terms of residual value, it is rare for a car to outperform the best of the prestige sector, particularly the established star performers such as Porsche."
Glass’s Guide shows that the Mini One retains 66% over three year and 36,000 miles. Other star performers worthy of note are the Honda Jazz 1.4 dsi (62%) and the Porsche Boxster 2.7 (62%).