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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman - Consumer Reviews

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It was fun, but
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Virginia
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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Blast to drive, easy to park, nice to look at. Fun car, oddly tons of room inside, even for really tall people. Fit big dog in, could buy dozens of bags of groceries, versatile. Very poor driver in the snow- front wheel drive torque could easily get away from driver. Sun roof was really nice- large opening nearly like a convertible. Excellent vision for highway driving, excellent pick up for on ramps. But, not seen on highway easily at all, not seen in traffic, chippy on pavement when shifting, so light it jumped over joints in road, moving sideways a bit, and some fit and finish issues, quality issues. Sound system, even with premium, not so great. Utterly superb gas mileage!


Best Features

Gas mileage, parking it, surprising room inside for stuff, filling the tank half as often as other cars.


Worst Features

Improve fit and finish. Seats seem to move easily, arm rest never stayed put and was cheesy, odd way windows finished going up after a lag, sheet metal bent far too easily, almost like a toy, not a car, run flats are really annoying and pricey.


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Don't be Fooled
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Daniel Wagner
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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)


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I had this car for only 22 mos. I just traded it in. It was fun to drive, loaded w/ features & fairly economical, but it's likely to be very expensive to maintain after factory maintenance plan & warranty expire. It came with a deep scratch/gouge in the armrest. The dealer was unable to replace it without PERMANENTLY ruining the integrity of the trim molding around it -- floor console kept falling apart & isn't fixable); needed new front tires & alignment at 30,000 mi. ($385) (tires, align. & rotation not included in maint. plan); new front brake pads & rotors at 38,000 mi. ($650 but covered by maint. plan); new power steering rack at 40,000 mi. (covered under warranty). Future cost?


Best Features

Heated seats & mirrors, push button entry/start, auto headlights & climate control, panoramic sunroof, prepaid satellite radio for life of the car, power folding mirrors, excellent handling, good gas mileage, rear legroom, cargo room, integrated Bluetooth.


Worst Features

Better headlights. Base headlights worked very poorly. I recommend getting the xenon. Stop speakers from vibrating and making noise inside their enclosures. Get engine to run effectively on regular gas. Improve quality control and dealer customer service training.


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Pick of the Litter
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Mark
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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Totally fun to drive even with Auto Tranny. Much more comfortable ride than regular Mini. Ride is best with 16"or smaller rims. Beautiful design grows on you alot with time. Was delivered with broken speaker that dealer has not been able to fix in 4 visits. Sunroof malfunctions sometimes. Alot of road noise on the highway. Radio controls are a joke. But I love this car beyond reason. Can hold lots of stuff but still fits in tight parking spaces in the city here in downtown Chicago. Even with little defects it's still worth it.


Best Features

The most fun car to drive on the planet, double sunroof, hot chocolate (brown)paint and interior, double back doors.


Worst Features

Fix quality glitches, redesign radio, lower highway noise,get a state of the art nav system.


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Weeeeeee!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Brian
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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Most fun I've ever had behind the wheel of a vehicle! This car is tight, quiet, and does whatever I ask of it and asks for more. Turns like it's on rails. My wife called me when driving it for the first time, and asked how to turn on the cruise control, because she was doing 90 MPH and didn't realize it. I'm outstandingly pleased with my purchase.


Best Features

Dynamic Stgability control is amazing. I've executed 90 degree right turns at 40mph wihtout touching the brakes in rainy conditions!


Worst Features

It would be nice to have more RAM for the bluetooth sync with my phone. Too much info in the contacts, and the sync takes forever. Otherwise, punch it!


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Autobahn Driving
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dave
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2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I was looking for a reliable comuter car and looked at the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, and the Clubman. Of the 3 the Mini offered the Get-Up-&-Go I was looking for with the "S" model. I test drove both models on the AutoBahn here in Germany. What really sold me was the turbo, in both 5th & 6th gear the pick up to get around other vehicles was very impressive. I also tested the fit for my Rottie with the rear seats down she has enough room to move around realitively comfortably.


Best Features

I have all 4 packages on mine, but the feature that I like the most is the cold winter options from the heated seats to the heated windshield jets.


Worst Features

I would refine the Ipod adaptor cable and location. Move them from under the center stack to the arm rest.


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