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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...

MINI Enthusiast Not Impressed By The Countryman


Don ‘db’ Burnside, an admitted MINI Enthusiast and 2003 R50 driver, writes about his drive in the Countryman from Illinois to Michigan. It doesn't impress him.  He complains in a letter to MotoringFile about MINI Connected on the iPhone, laggy navigation, the confusing entertainment menus, the amount of road noise from the run-flat tires, wind noise from the windows, and the reach in the manual for 5th and 6th gears,