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...

Rolling Out Reviews The 2011 S Countryman ALL4

Rolling Out writer Al Weems reviews the 2011 MINI Cooper S Counbtryman ALL4.  It is the first MINI Cooper he has reviewed.  His take, in part:
The interior is totally retro, something like an Austin Power’s movie. The old school, clock-dial speedometer is prominently situated in the center of the dashboard. While the tachometer sets behind the steering wheel and gives you a real ’60s feel with the numeric font treatment. My interior was an upgrade from the standard upholstery. It was very masculine with the brushed aluminum and black leather combination. Even though this was my first time test-driving a Mini Cooper, I was impressed with the interior.
The exterior of the Countryman S is totally Mini. It looks like a European, off-road-racing vehicle. The color scheme of the Countryman S was true blue metallic with carbon black racing stripes. It had fog lights, which really lit up the street for night driving under rainy and foggy conditions. The Countryman S also came with 18” alloy wheels which further enhanced the overall drivability when coupled with the sports suspension and the AWD, or as Mini calls it, “ALL4.”