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The Morning Bulletin Road Tests The 2014 MINI 5-Door

Australia's The Morning Bulletin road tested the 2014 MINI 5-Door and decides:
The lowdown

Gaining the extra doors has impacted little on the performance.

Maintaining the essence of Mini, which is the low riding performance and go-kart feel, the five-door variant does improve accessibly and practicality.

The rear seat space remains tight, and those seeking a family chariot would be better served by the Countryman SUV - but don't expect the same dynamics from the higher riding wagon.

What matters most

What we liked: It still looks like a Mini with convenience thrown in, still fun to drive, diesel engine.

What we'd like to see: Less expensive options, slightly more rear legroom.

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