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Over the Mountains and thru the Woods Pumpkin Run - Saturday October 29th

  Your Host For This Event:  Tasha Hudick Join your fellow MINI enthusiasts for a spirited drive through the mountains and woods from Woodsi...

An Aussie Review Of The 2014 MINI Paceman JCW

Keith Didham reviews the 2014 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works for Australia's carsguide.com.au and finds it to be a "fun" car.  Here is part of his opinion:
The Mini displays a degree of bump oversteer when running in sports mode, thanks to the firm-ish stick-to-the-road ride; the passenger side door mirror is partly hidden by the high window sill; the boot floor gets surprisingly warm, thanks to the exhaust; access to the rear (we drove a two-door) is a tad tight; and that Mini trademark in the maxi-size speedo (OK, it has other instruments embedded) in the centre of the dashboard is, well, let's call it dumb. Thank goodness the Mini has a digital speedo in front of the steering wheel.

Surprisingly, the Mini can swallow a maxi-size load once you fold the rear seats down. There's no spare wheel (Mini uses run-flats) so boot space isn't bad compared with similar size cars.