2013 MINI Cooper Clubman
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I bought a 2009 with 6500 miles on it. I just traded this car for the Countryman SALL4 but thought I would give a review to help potential buyers. I traded it with 34k miles. The new ones still have same engine and basic layout so you might find this helpful. I got the Chili Red with several options like sunroof and the red and black interior and Rooster Red cloth-leather seats.
First, the negatives: One recall and one warranty repair of the turbo. Mini's are only average on reliability. Having had four of them (this was the 3rd) they have improved fit and finish. The half door can be a little hard to use with the way the seatbelt attaches. You have to get used to it.
Positives: Most everything you can think of. They finally put drink holders in the back. Seats were superb and comfortable front or back. I rode in the back while my son drove on a road trip. Vision is excellent, handling is superb. I challenge you to find better in any car at any price short of purpose built sportscars. The styling is distinctive and my interior was bold and unmatched by most any other car. I do not drive boring cars unless forced to (company cars). I put kayaks on top and that is when you really appreciate the low height of a Mini. It was easy and you can reach most everything. I had the sport racks, too. The car is fast, truly sport quality and the extra space and wheel base you get comes in handy. This is a Mini where you can put people in the back for extended periods. You also get a reasonable boot-trunk space. The seats fold down very easily when you need to bring home the new TV. I put 11 large boxes in it once moving company stuff. it was packed to the roof, but I was surprised how much it held. The underboot storage comes in handy for tools and my cans of de-icer and fix-a-flat. The car handles very well in snow, too. I put Blizzaks on in winter and the FWD does fine although you have a fairly low ground clearance. I would take off the air dam in the winter along with the summer tires. I also use regular tires rather than run flats for price and a bit softer ride. I would get a performance snow or run flat snow in the future, though. Blizzaks are a bit too mushy for this suspension.
I traded this car a month ago for the Countryman but I loved every minute of owning it. I hugged it when I traded it. Many good road trips and miles in it and never a dull moment. Everyone who ever road in it loved it and wanted the car....read morehide
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- Great car with nice interior
- Small, but you expect that from a mini!
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