Huge thanks go to Jim McDowell (and Patty) for arranging for both Margaret and I to test drive the new Countryman this morning 🙂
We had a chance to test drive an all-wheel-drive S model, though the all-wheel part didn’t have much function driving around Denver!
We were definitely driving a MINI! Yes, it didn’t have the performance of my GP, but it responded like a MINI, felt like a MINI, and looked like a MINI. But, with lots more space and comfort inside; very nice …
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MINI-ish, yes, but how does it compare to a Q5?
Did they fix that clutch pedal?
I did not have any issues with the clutch, but Jim claimed the R56 clutch was fine anyway … maybe it was just me!
Thanks for the write-up. I’m hoping you have a chance to test drive a 2011 MCS with the refresh in the near future and post your feelings. I thought you were spot on with your initial assesment of the R56 and would value your thoughts on the latest incarnation.
I think that’s the first photo I’ve seen that gives a
sense of the size of it by having a person in the shot. Thank you!
You’re right, it looks so small next to Ian! 🙂
Nice, when are you ordering one? 🙂
Not till at least next Summer – MINI Connect won’t be avaiable in USA till then …
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