2009 MINI Cooper Clubman 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
What are you waiting for? If you want to have fun and most of the standard features plus unbeleivable fuel economy (400 - 500 miles per tank ~ 13 gallons) this is the car to get. I call this is a hybrid (fun & fuel economy). I got the basic model - yet it has pleasing features all around. It has leatherette seat, more than necessary electronic controls, cool audio (the base stereo is better than my other three cars), quiet engine, engaging transmission, and lots of complements from every one. The car gets impressive miles in the summer (37 in the city & 42+ in the highway) with aggressive driving. This car invites you with electronics, also turns on necessary lights in the dark as you exit.
Six speed transmission, sport mode button, quiet engine, comfortable seats, club doors, impressive fuel economy, and performance. If you upgrade to the S model or higher, you will lose comfort, quietness, and fuel economy. Great dealership - customer oriented.
Cruise control and fog lights should be standard. Also, should be standard is initial check up after a couple of thousand miles and oil change. It calls for oil change only every 15,000 miles - makes me wonder how it can run that long. Other owners say it is fine.