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East Bay Backroads Run (Redwood Rd. / San Pablo Dam) - September 19, 2020

This is a PAID member run only! NOTE: This event is also a fundraiser for Hope Hospice. We usually have the fundraiser in May but that run ...

Green Car Reports Quick Drive Of An Automatic 2014 MINI

Green Car Reports takes a quick drive around Bear Mountain, New York, as has this, in part, to say about the 2014 MINI Cooper Automatic:
On the road, the new-generation MINI Cooper retains the instantaneous response and "roller-skate handling" of its predecessors. Thankfully, that's been engineered into a considerably more civilized car, with modern amenities and a much quieter interior.

The Sport mode was by far the most rewarding (and least fuel-efficient) way to drive the MINI Cooper, with the little three-cylinder engine eager to rev and the paddle shifters letting us at least simulate a manual gearbox.

Did we mention we really want to test the manual MINI next?

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