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Marin to Bodega Bay Run - Saturday Feb. 25, 2023

  Your Hosts For The Event: Gordon & Alison Lee Run Details: We will start out our day by meeting at MINI of Marin (5880 Paradise Dr., C...

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.