Motoringfile Clubman review

Over the years, I’ve mostly given up reading Motoringfile; it’s gone from an excellent personal MINI blog to an ad-laden website with frequent typos and a lot of simple regurgitation of MINI USA (and even BMW) press releases.

But I’m happy to say that their Clubman article today is a better read, and offers praise that furthers my looking forward to when my next car arrives …

 

A few quotes from the article:
“… The Clubman is as much a natural in the corners as it is hauling from Ikea. The rear seats are truly worthy of long trips for adults and the front seats are dramatically more comfortable than what MINI offers in the Countryman. And that boot. For a MINI, it’s huge …”
“… the Clubman is rewarding to drive and easy to live with. But the more immediately impressive thing about MINI’s new four door is how it looks and feels the moment you sit in the driver’s seat. MINI has made an effort to describe all of its cars (from the 2001 launch onward) as premium products. However the new Clubman may be the first model to truly live up to that word (or at the very least redefine it) …”
“… The Clubman is a gentleman. But more importantly it’s still a MINI. The Clubman feels carefully crafted with its own character befitting of a new segment and a new set of customer needs …”

2016 Clubman Awaiting Transport

Finally today the MINI USA owners lounge status updated; it’s the longest time I’ve ever seen to get through the production state. I’ve not found shipping tracking information yet but I read that not all the shipping companies provide tracking anyway.

Note that this MINI USA page still doesn’t know the model name of my next MINI!