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...

Automobile Wraps Up Its Four Season Review Of Its 2011 MCS Countryman ALL4

Automobile Magazine wraps up its year with a 2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and provides its final observations such as:
Some of the issues we experienced could have been mitigated or eliminated had we made different choices during the ordering process. Going for the automatic transmission obviously would have negated the clutch issue. Springing for automatic climate control likely would have made it easier to achieve a comfortable cabin temperature. Sticking with the standard seventeen-inch wheels, instead of the optional eighteens, probably would have helped the ride. And anyone who cares a lot about stereo sound quality should investigate the optional Harman Kardon system.