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Issue after issue
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By Mike Halliday
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S ALL4 4dr Wagon AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've had this car less than a year, bought it with 53k miles... now has 63k and I've experienced literally 5 major issues, to the point that I'm forced to sell it. 2 weeks after getting the car, the engine began miss-firing. Then the electrical system blows out. Then a terrible squeel starts coming from the engine compartment. The cupholders and mirror have fell apart... its just a complete piece of crap. No car with perfect service records and only 60k miles should act like this. I highly recommend NOT buying this car.


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Snow loving clubman
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Robin Cullen
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S ALL4 4dr Wagon AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Gently driven for five years in north Lake Tahoe. Amazing how much camping and boating gear it can hold. Back seats are surprisingly roomy and comfortable.


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Mini Mania
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By William channell
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is a fun car to drive, it's my second Mini that I've owned. The Countryman S is roomy for four people; it's fast; really fast in curves; super in town because of its agility and size ( for maneuvering and parking). I've had no reliability issues with either of my Minis that I have owned, but my Clubman got better gas mileage ( 28 city and 37 hwy). The ride on both is rough, so not so good for passengers, especially in city streets in West Virginia where I live. However, this is a sports car and as such, the ride is to be expected. The interior layout of controls is not good, but , has been corrected in 2014 and later models. Still, I like all Minis. Still no problems, at 35000 miles. I will always like Minis.


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Great fun to drive, but watch out for repairs
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Tim
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S ALL4 4dr Wagon AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car is one of the most fun to drive I have ever owned. Yes it is a little noisy on the highway, but town driving is one of the best times to have fun driving. It is an all around great car to drive, and even is ok for long trips. My issue is that both the alternator and fuel pump have needed replacing on my car. This is the first car I have owned that needed this. These are very expensive, look out wallet! What they also do not tell you is that the spark plugs need to be replaced periodically and will cause the car to literally not run if your dealer overlooks this. I have never experienced this with other vehicles. I do not mind that it needs premium fuel to operate, but I do mind the costs of repairs. If you get this car, make sure you have also bought the extended warranty for the maintenance & tire repairs. Very expensive option, if you do NOT get this.


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The mini experience
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Patt
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Well i really didn't want this car at first. But my gf and i at the time choose it together because she was handycap but and could only drive an automatic. But i must confess i later fell in love with the car. Rule of thumb, is to wait a few years to buy the model you like so all the dumb [non-permissible content removed] is taken care of and the constant 2 hour trips to the dealer are about non existant. The only problem i had was an oil sending unit. Was under warranty, and i dislike the plastic trim in and out. But i will take care of that soon. I immediately removed the run flats, bought a spare rim. I looked up potential problems and bought all the parts i need just in case, and have videos of installation process. But i never had to replace a thing yet myself. I changed my oil every 4.5 k. About to do tranny fluid. Even though the car drives perfect. I replaced all suspension parts for heavy duty ones, by choice, because i was bored, And aliment is rock solid. I lifted my mini so i may have higher clearence and threw lt tires on it. This is year two of ownership , and i have already put 30k on top of the 40k i got it with. And i beat the snot out of it. So im sorry, but im happy with the car, and its reliable.


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