Would we buy one as a family car?
As a young family of three, the Mini Cooper S Countryman auto is ideal, but its circa-$53,000 price tag (with options listed below) is not cheap and places it alongside cars such as the super-practical Mercedes-Benz B250 or Audi’s Q3. Both are sensible family cars that offer a little more for the money.
BMW itself sells the X1 SUV, which, if you need a little more room, makes perfect sense and is around the same price.
Nonetheless this is a Mini afterall, and owning one is a lifestyle choice in itself. There’s something fun and enjoyable about this car and you only have to flatten the accelerator and throw it into a few corners to realise that this is perhaps the best of both worlds, a super compact SUV that is based on a proper go-kart like Mini. It’s hard to argue with that if you’re still young at heart.
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Car Advice's Review After 3 1/2 Months With The Countryman
Car Advice gives it a 7.5 out of 10 and provides this conclusion following its long term review after 3 1/2 months of use of the 2014 MINI Countryman:
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