Lodging Planner for Lake Tahoe Weekend Run - May 18 - 19, 2024

Saturday and Sunday overnight run to South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the backroads, less traveled, and even more scenic than your usual run up the f...

Question About The Countryman Seatbelt Tensioner Cavity Design

Dan Frio at edmund's inside line Long Term Road Tests posts about the 2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 belt tensioner cavity design. He says, in part:
The MINI, our MINI, expresses itself in quirky, sometimes frustrating ways. And sure, maybe the designers are trying a little too hard. But look at that belt tensioner cavity and tell me somebody wasn't working with a Red Bull contact high while designing THAT thing. Is it a heart? A variation on the Stones logo? The open gob of a clown come unhinged?

Not sure. But whatever it is makes the MINI what it isn't: an appliance.