2013 MINI Cooper Countryman Consumer Review: Poor Clutch Design
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2013 MINI Cooper Countryman - Consumer Review

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S Wagon (1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Poor Clutch Design
By dhtchk on

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2013 MINI Cooper Countryman S 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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I've owned 7 manual cars over my lifetime. My year old MC Countryman S 2013's clutch never felt quite right, especially on hills. I learned this past week how wrong it is --and that MC knows this and does not have a fix. I was stuck in a mile of stop and go traffic --ON A HILL. By 1/3 of the way up, the clutch was burning and smoking and I had tremendous difficulty getting to the top safely. Although the burn smell lingered for another week, the clutch performed fine after that --no smoking no slipping. I finally took it into the dealer to check it out. Bottom line: Countryman clutches smoke on hills; expect it to burn out; hopefully it'll do so within warranty period. YIKES.

Suggested Improvements

Engineer a clutch that can actually support the weight of the Countryman and retrofit it to all Countrymans!
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