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2007 Mini Cooper S: Gearshifter Hits Wrong Pressure Points

September 13, 2007

Photo by Caroline Pardilla

Regarding '07 changes in the Mini, something I couldn't help but notice in our 2007 Mini Cooper S is that ridge on the gearshift ball. I hate it. It digs into my hand when I shift. I tried grasping under the ridge but that just feels too awkward...

Why did they put that ridge in? I would think they'd want the driver to feel comfortable. As it is, it feels like it's hitting my pressure points in a bad way. And now my pleasure in shifting the Mini has diminished somewhat.

But in all fairness when I asked another editor about whether he noticed it, too. He said he didn't. But now that I brought it to his attention, it bugs him as well. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have blogged about it.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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