2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 Review notes Autoweek

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2011 Mini Cooper S All4: Review notes

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EDITOR ANDREW STOY: I enjoy the regular Mini S. so I had high hopes for this Mini Cooper S Countryman thinking that it would serve the needs of folks me with little kids and big And size-wise, the Countryman presents a package. There’s lots of legroom and a usable hatch Chester the Chessie was having of it), and Mini’s characteristic is sprinkled throughout the cabin.

lost, unfortunately, is the Mini’s Simply put, the Countryman heavy. I suspect that’s because of the all-wheel-drive system on our but combined with the extra the 1.6-liter engine lost of the spry, zingy nature so fond of in the regular Cooper S. It along just fine it was going, but it took a lot more and clutch slipping than a should to get it rolling.

Chances are that Mini will readily overlook the loss of driving personality to the full helping of Mini elsewhere. But for me, particularly considering the price of our admittedly loaded I’d be at the Audi dealer down for an A3.

NEWS EDITOR MIGLIORE: The price is a touch but this car is solidly done, plenty of attention to detail. the grille to the headlights to even the materials, this is a sharp

I think the Countryman retains of the Mini magic. The chassis is it’s fun in corners, and the six-speed is a hoot. It handles well and interactive.

The steering is direct and heavy at times, too.

The materials seem to be a step what I’ve sampled in Mini models, although the are a bit tough to navigate at first. nicely equipped and reasonably for a car this size.

Overall, this remains to what a Mini purports to be; any down resulting from the girth isn’t perceptible to me. a Mini. It’s not perfect, but a heck of a lot of fun.

EXECUTIVE ROGER HART: A couple of about the 2011 Mini S Countryman All4 drove me a bit First, the electronic throttle is the worst in any recent car that I can The throttle response, down is practically nonexistent.

A minor of the throttle to change gears barely a rise in the revs, and you to bring the rpm up to about 2,000 in to get any torque at all out of this turbo It seems as if the older supercharged were far more responsive and in Cooper S trim.

Second—and I we’ve beaten this a lot, but it’s still not for BMW—the run-flat tires this thing ride a hay wagon. On a stretch of concrete from Monroe, Mich. to Ohio, I felt every nuance in the concrete, every joint, every little hump and crack. And without my each of my three passengers on just how bad the ride is.

And these people don’t a run-flat from a flatiron.

I the concept of the Countryman, and the four and more room will fill more transportation for some. The driving dynamics of the car are certainly different from of the two-door Minis, and the car actually slow. And this one does not the go-kart-like handling of other

The lousy throttle response I live with—barely. The run-flats I not. The ride and handling are so in this car that even its too-cool-for-school styling and interior I’d drive past the store in my quest for a vehicle.

EDITOR WES RAYNAL: I was surprised by how my response was to this car, and the is just the proverbial icing on the cake. My grumbling starts the run-flat tires, notoriously bad in and awful here in the German Mini offshoot. The ride is too hard, and in Detroit, that’s a


Those would be the first to get better tires and call a service if I got a flat.

I find the to be a mishmash. Things aren’t intuitive, with switches and scattered hither and yon. I one would get used to it. Build is average.

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Anything good? there’s decent room in the seat, and unlike some of my reviewers, I actually thought the was the car’s strong suit-good (as long as you keep the revs decent gearbox. I liked the a lot, too.

I get that Mini needs to the lineup fresh, and Mini does one of the best jobs in the of keeping people interested, the buzz going. And I’m that the Countryman appeals to a wide swath of potential new I’m just not one of them.

Mini Cooper S Countryman

Base Price: $27,650

Price: $33,650

Drivetrain: turbocharged I4; FWD, six-speed

Output: 181 hp @ 5,500 rpm, 177 @ 1,600-5,000 rpm

Curb Weight: lb

Fuel Economy (EPA/ AW ): mpg

Options: Premium package, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, climate control, Harman sound system ($1,750); package, including 18-inch fan alloy wheels, black stripes, xenon headlights light tobacco/carbon black ($1,000); Cold Weather including power folding heated mirrors and washer heated front seats comfort access keyless ($500); rear park control ($500); cargo net center armrest ($250)

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