2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
When fuel was at $4 plus and I was driving a big GMC Denali something felt wrong. I began looking for a fuel efficient car that was fun to drive but also provided the utilitarian features of my truck. I found it in the Mini Clubman. Outfitted with a roof rack system from Mini this car has taken all I can dish out. Mountain biking, road biking, camping and hauling hockey equipment back and forth to the ice rink has not slowed down this car. In the sport mode the umph is exciting and shifting the gears is fun. On long trips with three people the car is still enjoyable. A fourth makes it seem a bit cramped. At 6'2" I'm quite comfortable driving this car that makes heads turn.
Shifting gears and ability to fit all the life style equipment in the car.
The premium sound system is not worth the money! Speakers rattle and the high end volume is limited. This is my biggest beef with the car. The toggle switches look great but after a year of operation I'm still not sure what the all do? The window and door locks are still a bit confusing.