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2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback

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Fun, safe and mostly reliable....But dumb design.
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By mjohnson
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2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)


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I love this car. What I don't like is the hesitation when pulling out in traffic especially when cold. The acceleration is also delayed which makes it tough to get used to. My real problem with the car is the dumb design that BMW put into this car. I've owned the car for about 3 years and never had a problem other than brakes which are weak but who needs them it is a go-kart after all.
So it sat a lot during the winter which was quite mild. We found about 2 inches of water in the passenger side floor. I evacuated all the water and dried it out. My wife had left the door ajar so I assumed this was the problem. It happened again a few days later. Turns out the sunroof drain came off during the winter while the car was sitting and the water leaked down the front pillar into the electrical junction box and into the passenger compartment. HI BMW a third grader could have figured this out. Audi had already lost millions in a class action for the same thing.
So my junction box is all corroded and it's $2300 to fix it. 9 percent of the original sticker to replace a fuse box that some idiot approved as okay to place it under a roof drain that doesn't even have a clamp to hold it on. GENIUS! FYI the drivers side is set up the same way. I also noticed that the screw covers had all been removed prior so the problem obviously had happened before.
The dealer offered me 5k for my 11k car so I'm fixing it and trading it. No longer a fan.


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2011 clubman, 85,000
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By mike kirner
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2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The car is really fun to drive, i have the manual turbo and it moves. great handling. sucks in the snow. i keep the rear seats down and put a floor-mat over it for my two goldens. I'm 6'1", 250 and have plenty of room in the front two seats, a lot tighter in the rear.


Best Features

6 speed manual/ turbo. harmon kardon stereo


Worst Features

more power outlets


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Beware - Mini is a cool car, but breaks constantly
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By realreview
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2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I own a 2011 Mini Clubman S.
After 12 months of use I've concluded that the build quality and engineering design of the Mini Clubman is poor.
The fuel pump broke driving off the lot, the airbag system has been repaired 3 separate times, the water pump failed, an oil pump solenoid leaked and has been replaced twice, and the rear cargo 12v outlet came apart.
The runflat front tires needed replacement at 12,000 miles (told by dealer this is "normal", which of course is silly), and now there is a recall on the electric coolant pump for the turbo (can cause engine fire).
Car developed rattles within the first month, and I can still barely use the radio as the controls are so poorly designed.


Best Features

My wife loves the Mini, even though it's constantly in the shop. The styling and size is perfect for her, and she loved the way she could order and customize it from the dealer and track its shipment over the Atlantic. With the S package and the high end wheels, the car looks pretty good. The power of the turbo engine is very adequate, and the performance/handling of the car is very good. My daughter and her teenager friends love the style of the car. Basically, the Mini is all style and nothing more.


Worst Features

Build reliability into your vehicles, specifically the ancillary engine systems - your engineers should be embarrassed over the poor reliability. Come on, you can have a cool radio interface and make it usable as well.


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The Best & Biggest MINI we've owned yet!
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By graciemerc1735
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2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)


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We have owned several MINI's, pretty much every model. They were All- fun, quick, and reasonably priced/ reasonably economical to own.

Our MINI Clubman,(leased), automatic trannie, AC, cruise, & bluetooth gets 41.6 MPG at a steady 72- 75 MPH, The 3rd door is convenient and allows either passenger or pet easy access to the rear seat. We have used it to carry over 30 bags (40#)of dirt for our garden or to take our 3 pets and half our household to our vacation home for the summer. The Clubman holds it all and still leaves us room in the front seats to drive comfortably for 950 miles.

We love, love, love it!


Best Features

1. 41-42 MPG highway! (albeit 93 octane) 2. Double rear (barndoor-style) doors 3. "secret" storage area under rear platform 4. "secret" storage area in dashboard 5. 3rd door on the passenger side 6. 32-36 mpg around town


Worst Features

1. key shape, function buttons, 2. arrangement of stereo knobs & buttons 3. longer thigh support in sport seat 4. steering wheel is too thick for small hands


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We bought a Brand new 2010 Mini Cooper Clubman LEMON
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By sadminiowner
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2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hatchback S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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dealership sold us a brand new car with a cracked rim. Gave us the cracked rim back when they said it was a new one ...not impressed

whoever assembled the car, didn't hook up the sunroof drains, thus effectively frying all of the electrical parts. I have a picture of a 'crying' airbag.

really overall not impressed with the customer service of the dealership, the ONLY Mini dealership in Calgary Alberta Canada


Best Features

heated seats heated side mirrors cuteness fuel milage


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