Usually I hardly talk about the way a car drives in my mummy car reviews, but with the Mini it's the first thing I want to mention. On the first day driving the car my thoughts were 'not sure about this, it's a bit smaller than what I'm used to', the second day I was thinking 'this is pretty easy to change lanes and fun to drive around corners', by the third day I was a convert, thinking 'I LOVE this car, I really don't want to give it back'. LOL.
So what is it about the Mini that's so desirable? I just found it so easy to maneuver, like when you're in stand-still traffic and you realise that you should be in the other lane, it's absolutely no problem to quickly change lanes, even if there isn't much space between your car and the one in front. The Mini accelerates quickly, so you can merge in the new lane easily, without slowing the other traffic down.
The Mini was fun to drive too, I don't know all the correct driving terms so it's hard to explain, but the way it cornered was so different to my SUV, that it actually made me question why I drive a big SUV.