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...

Bubear Reviews The MINI JCW Paceman

Ryan Bubear's review of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman appears at iafrica.com.  He concludes:
Overall, the JCW Paceman is very similar to its Countryman counterpart, which itself is a niche product playing in an already difficult-to-define performance segment. But since it has two fewer doors, less room in the back and a slightly smaller boot, the JCW Paceman's position within the market is even narrower. And it's not exactly cheap... In fact, at just short of half-a-million, the auto version is the most expensive model in the MINI line-up.

That said, the MINI JCW Paceman has so much personality — embodied by the inclusion of that firecracker exhaust — that it's easy to forgive it a few of its foibles. Thing is, for around R20k more, you could get the altogether more premium, more focused, more powerful — well, just plain better — BMW M135i.