2010 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
This is my first mini after a 3 years love affair with a BMW 328i but gas is expensive and I either would have purchased a VW Golf or a Mini. So far so good. It is surprisingly fast and as expected good on gas. The moonroof is great but I miss being able to avoid the sun completely. It corners real well. It takes a while before the GIANT speedometer grows on you. But, you will get over it. It is basically a 4 cyl BMW 3 series. If reliability is not an issue over the years, then it is a great car by all means. The HK audio has too much base. It is tight inside but cozy and snug.
MPG (27/36), style, speed, cornering, very comfortable, moonroof.
Rear space (but there are no surprises), inability to avoid the sun with the net covering the moonroof, quieter compartment. premium gas.