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Gold Country Run & Annual Picnic Saturday July 24, 2021

Your Hosts For The Event:  Dave and Anne Sitter Date of the Event: Saturday July 24, 2021  This is a fun run into the beautiful and historic...

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.