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2015 MINI Cooper Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4 - Consumer Reviews

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Fun car, Terrible Electronics
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By Tim


2015 MINI Cooper Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4 John Cooper Works ALL4 2dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I've leased my 2015 MINI Cooper Paceman S for 9 months now, and have mixed feelings so far.

- Fun to drive: the acceleration is great, and the car hugs the road on sharp curves (especially when SPORT mode is engaged).
- Interior is cool: the classic speedometer and the alternating lights make the interior of the car look pretty cool. The stereo system is okay, and it comes with aux/iPod support. The only downside of this is that the proprietary MINI aux/usb adapter is like $85 to buy, and it's basically a cable that combines a USB charger and the aux cable into 1 unified cable - huge ripoff.
- Sunroof is awesome
- Trunk space is better than expected

- Gas mileage is extremely deceiving. The advertised MPG is something like 26 / 35. Ha! More like 17 / 23. I suppose most car companies slightly inflate their MPG numbers, but come on MINI....
- Electronics suck pt 1: In hindsight, I should've paid for the premium electronics package - the standard is god awful. There is only 1 knob that controls the entire "console" - which is extremely minimal in features. Besides radio, it only has temperature, time, and MPG..
- Electronics suck pt 2: For my MINI, I've had a bunch of small issues with the primary computer of the car. (1) The "miles remaining" number is wildly inaccurate. Within 2 minutes of normal city driving, the expected miles remaining dropped from 26 to 0, and then from 0 - 4. (2) The tire pressure lights are constant red-herrings.

Overall: fun car to drive on the highways and on open roads. Gas mileage is pretty crappy, and the electronics are really poor quality.

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