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Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

AutoWeek Reviews The 2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman

AutoWeek calls it "an AW Flash Drive." It found it easier to enter than the hatchback given the Countryman's larger doors; you sit 2.8 inches higher than you do in the hatchback; it doesn't feel "as nimble or quite as edgy as the MINI Cooper S;" and, at least in prototype, suffers from "poor shift quality" ("notchy").  AutoWeek believes it is "an interesting alternative to Europe's Traditional hatchbacks."