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MINI Cooper Countryman (2011)


  • A four door MINI, with a real back seat.
  • Great, practical size.
  • Optional all wheel drive.
  • A bit of cargo room to boot.
  • No need to fear being crushed by Toyota Yarises on the highway
  • Great looks. Cool interior styling
  • Good, sporty handling
  • Available six speed stick.
  • Decent gas mileage.
  • Solid and stable on the highway.


  • Not as much fun to drive as the mini MINI
  • $35K by the time you get it all optioned up.
  • Grabby clutch
  • Firm ride. Noticeable on rough roads.
  • Some axle hop on rough curves
  • Noisy brake sounds
  • Audio controls could be a lot easier to use.
  • Inadequate reverse-lock-out on manual transmission.

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