2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
It started out well as it is a fun car to drive. The legroom for someone over 6 feet is great. The sport mode gives a you a great exhaust note.
The 6 speed Getrag transmission is the highlight of the car.
The gas mileage as advertised I have not been able to achieve partly because of the way I drive the car. Best achieved MPG was 25. Not bad, not great either.
Major complaint is that as good as the steering is, heaven forbid if you hit rut. Once that happens, the car skips and hops which is somewhat disconcerting.
Never have lost control, however, some Southern California roads will have an abundance of defects in the roadway which makes you lose confidence in the handling of the car.
The drivers seats.
The manual transmission.
The handling on rough road surface takes control of the car. For that reason alone, after six months, it is time to get rid of the Mini.