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Marin to Bodega Bay Run - Saturday Feb. 25, 2023

  Your Hosts For The Event: Gordon & Alison Lee Run Details: We will start out our day by meeting at MINI of Marin (5880 Paradise Dr., C...

Top Gear's First Drive Review Of the 2016 JCW Convertible

Tom Harrison writes a first drive review of the 2016 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible for Top Gear. He states, in part:
. . . the ride isn’t great anyway – ours didn’t have the adaptive suspension, which would improve matters – but when you thump over a pothole or expansion joint, you can just about feel the whole thing twist and flex, especially through the seatback, steering column and if you happen to be looking through the rearview mirror, the view through which very subtly betrays the different ways the front and rear ends are moving about.

This is not a deal-breaker for the JCW soft-top – it was always going to be less stiff than the hard-top – but the degree of flex makes us wonder if an open-Mini is better enjoyed as a more softly sprung Cooper… . . .