. . . Our week in our well specced ($38,000) 2016 MINI Countryman Cooper S wasn’t anything special. Or to put it another way we simply lived in it. That included commuting, a couple airport trips and hauling kids and gear. But then again that likely sums up the most typical use cases for the four door Countryman.
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The saving grace of the Countryman is how it drives. While the steering is more vague than the new generation of MINIs, its agility is excellent for a small four door crossover. In many ways it defies the segment as something that isn’t user friendly (when everything else strives to be) and delivers a legitimately engaging driving experience (when nothing else outside of MINI does). If you can look past its interior and aging drivetrain (or stay away from the auto) the Countryman still offers something relevant to the driver looking for all weather traction and four doors in an efficient package.
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