2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
My wife and I had been shopping for a small economical car with some pizzazz for a couple of weeks. We had ruled out the Mini Cooper because of the backseat and lack of traditional storage. We had been looking at Japanese cars, none of which fit her requirements, when we heard of the new MINI Clubman. She did an Edmund's comparison online and was intrigued, so we headed out to the dealer where she fell in love with the S model. We diligently made our choices online and ordered her baby. Just picked it up after 2 1/2 months waiting, it was worth it to her. She hasn't stop smiling.
Fun factor, driving characteristics are tops. Bluetooth, stereo, convenience package and other electronics exceeded my wive's expectations. Xenon headlights work wonderfully. Seats very supportive.
Paint on sport stripes instead of using decals. Electrically adjustable front seats would be nice. Come up with a more useful center armrest.