2011 Mini Cooper Countryman All4: Rubber Shifter
November 18, 2011
"Nice car!" That's what my young, bright classmate yelled to me as I waved and called out to her the other night. Yes, our long-term 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman All4 is a nice car. And like Anna, I too love the styling.
But the shifter isn't great. After driving it again for a few days to the LA Auto show I can confirm that it's very rubbery, and also hesistant to engage each slot. Additionally, I don't find the clutch engagement to be smooth, especially when starting from stopped.
These three things combine to make our Countryman difficult to drive smoothly.
Too bad. Otherwise, it's a nice car.
Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 16,500 miles