Avenue of the Giants Weekend Run - Sat. March 23, 2024

Saturday will be a very full day of cruising from Novato up through the Avenue of the Giants and ending at Eel River Brewing in Fortuna. Sun...

MINI Coupe No.2 On Winding Road's "Involvement Index"

In Winding Road's review of small, fun rides that offer driving excitement that rivals larger, more expensive sports cars, it establishes an “Involvement Index.” The No. 2 fun car that is affordable is the MINI Coupe. It says:
Mini Cooper S Coupe: Involvement Score 78, Starting Price $25,300. So good we ended up booking a year-long loan in one. The Cooper S Coupe is the ultimate sub-$30,000 performer for the Mini brand, and goes toe-to-toe on our Index with Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and V-6-powered Porsche Panamera. It’s go-kart-like driving dynamics and zippy turbo make this two-seater an affordable Involvement alternative.
In its discussion of the article MotoringFile suggests:
Short of the GP, the Coupe is the most performance-oriented model in the MINI lineup.