Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

AutoWeek Reviews The 2012 MINI Cooper S Coupe

AutoWeek's Greg Kable reviews the upcoming 2012 MINI Cooper S Coupe set to go on sale in the US this October. His verdict:
If you can live with the striking looks and driving appeal is a priority, it's certainly worth considering. North American pricing is yet to be announced. But the Mini coupe clearly retains all the fundamentals that have made the hardtop such an outstanding success over the past decade or so. It's tremendously entertaining, and with all of that space out back, it is highly practical by two-seater standards. Be warned, though--a roadster version is also planned to join the Mini lineup in early 2012 following a public premiere at the Detroit auto show. We suspect it may be even more fun.