By Tim on
2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I traded in an F150 Pickup so this was a big change for me. No regrets. With the rear seats down, I can get 2 guitars and a bunch of other stuff in it so what's not to like there? Real adults can ride in the back. Wouldn't recommend that across country but around town, not too bad. I wish I could get the high 30's MPG that others are reporting, however, 30.8 average for 8K of all kinds of driving is not bad.
Handling. It's much bolder than I am. Power is exceptional.
Maybe it's the run flats, but there are some strange transitions when accellerating during a hard turn while hitting some patchy spots in the pavement. Something to watch.