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Annual Meeting: Miner's Leap Winery/Old Sugar Mill Details

Hi Everyone, It's that time of year again.  Our annual meeting will be held on September 17, 2017 at Miner's Leap Winery. Meetin...

Edmunds Wraps Up Its Long Term 2014 MINI Hardtop Review

At a little over 20,000 miles edmunds.com's long term three cylinder 2014 MINI Cooper hatchback evaluation has been completed. It sums up the experience:
Summing Up

Pros: Surprisingly gutsy three-cylinder engine; quick-shifting transmission; responsive steering; plenty of room for taller drivers; much-improved interior layout; free scheduled maintenance.

Cons: Seldom delivers EPA fuel economy estimates; choppy ride on the highway; minimal interior storage space; required several trips to the dealer to resolve multiple recalls.

Bottom Line: Even with its slightly larger size, this is still very much a Mini. It's responsive, surprisingly quick and has a unique style inside and out that none of its competitors can match. Less than advertised fuel economy and some questionable ergonomics are the biggest drawbacks to this otherwise well-rounded package.

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