2008 MINI Cooper Clubman Consumer Review: It was fun, but

2008 MINI Cooper Clubman - Consumer Review

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S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
It was fun, but
By Virginia on


2008 MINI Cooper Clubman S 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Blast to drive, easy to park, nice to look at. Fun car, oddly tons of room inside, even for really tall people. Fit big dog in, could buy dozens of bags of groceries, versatile. Very poor driver in the snow- front wheel drive torque could easily get away from driver. Sun roof was really nice- large opening nearly like a convertible. Excellent vision for highway driving, excellent pick up for on ramps. But, not seen on highway easily at all, not seen in traffic, chippy on pavement when shifting, so light it jumped over joints in road, moving sideways a bit, and some fit and finish issues, quality issues. Sound system, even with premium, not so great. Utterly superb gas mileage!

Best Features

Gas mileage, parking it, surprising room inside for stuff, filling the tank half as often as other cars.

Worst Features

Improve fit and finish. Seats seem to move easily, arm rest never stayed put and was cheesy, odd way windows finished going up after a lag, sheet metal bent far too easily, almost like a toy, not a car, run flats are really annoying and pricey.
Recommend (4) (2)

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