Rear vision through the two club doors is a big improvement over the normal Mini and the Convertible. Ride and handling are excellent on smooth roads, with less noise in the cabin from both wind and road than you'll find in many small cars. You'll never see any visible smoke from the tailpipe, but it is necessary to add a quart of oil every thousand miles or so. A wacky, large, and optimistic 160-mph speedometer is mounted in the center of the dash and does share a link to the past, but it's as much a distraction as an instrument, the large plastic lens casting glare. New design elements for 2011 include redesigned tail lights an a new rear bumper, plus a revised interior that takes away some of the chrome in favor of more matte black. Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, various interior trims, 17-inch alloy wheels and 50th anniversary Mini appearance upgrades are also available. With the low roof line, low ground clearance, cavernous interior, sports car type handling, whats not to like? We are not sorry for the change in cars and the clubman S and the hatchback give us great driving and gas milage We took the Hatchback from California up to see the grandkis in Montanta and Idaho and averaged 42 mpg and at highway speeds some of the time well over the limit the care handles grreat and power is not a problem even with the standard engine package.
The rear doors are hinged on the sides and open like a gate, but they hamper rear visibility. However, Mini has done an outstanding job of building a premium brand in the U. Handbrake starts are virtually unecessary. It is still knocking in fact it is so bad that the vehicle has not been driveable for 4 months now because the timing chain slapping inside the engine and it will not hold an idle due to the timinig being off. However, potholes can feel and sound like mortar fire; it's still a small car with low-profile tires.
The Mini features the same tidy, cute good looks as it did upon launch nearly a decade ago. I must admit though, that they do look really cool and are a way to visually distinguish the Clubman from the shorter, standard Mini. Power is significantly lower, but fuel economy much higher, than competitors including the Mazda3 wagon and Volvo C30. All Mini Cooper coupe and Clubman models feature standard front, side, and side curtain airbags. Great performance and power that sets you back in the seat.
Introduction The Mini Cooper is sporty and fun. The dual sunroofs add a very clever touch to the ceiling and provide the extra natural sun light needed in a small interior environment. Reviewers said the has sporty handling and peppy engines. Considering the fun you can have behind the wheel of the Clubman S, it's perhaps the most smiles per gallon available. Still, only in the Clubman, with its extended wheelbase and third-door rear seat access, are the rear seats useable by adults on a regular basis. The doors open wide to provide easy loading access. There's everything from six airbags to stability control, brake assist driving and electronic brakeforce distribution.
With 128kW of power and 240Nm of torque it is well suited to city traffic with its spritely acceleration and lively manners. As is the case with the Cooper, be well advised when laying out your Clubman's features. Recently, the driver's door lock failed to either lock or unlock with the keyfob, due to a faulty door lock actuator which was replaced with the help of E-bay and two hours of work at home. Bodystyles: Hatchback, convertible Engines: 1. The car also has one of the best hillstart assistance packages I've tested to ensure it doesn't roll backwards when starting on a slope. Once you drive one you will be hooked. On the other hand automatic's paddle shifters serve adequately for spirited driving, while taking away the hassle of shifting on the morning commute.
We've had kids in the back seat without complaint, but so far no adults have ventured there, although the third door on the passenger side would certainly help with entry and exit. Aftermarket parts are available and at reasonable prices. Bumps, potholes, and broken pavement can reverse the equation, however, thanks to the sporty suspension and low-profile tires. Check too many options and the Mini's price can raise quickly from economy-entry to near-luxury levels, but all Minis are well equipped for what you pay. Performance add-ons include 16-, 17-, and 18-inch wheels, as well as the range of John Cooper Works underhood tweaks. Everyone Loves the looks of the car and wants to drive it.
Little tricks like extra long seat sliders and cutaway door panels help the fit. She likes the great fuel mileage and the quirky appearance and enjoys answering questions about it which seem to be inevitable. It gets six airbags as standard equipment, along with anti-lock brakes and stability control, and a hill-start feature that holds the vehicle in place when starting uphill. Safety gear is up to par. The wheels really attract breake dust and look dirty quickly, but the the car stops very well.
Though when open it does make accessing the rear much easier. The 2010 Clubman gets six airbags as standard equipment, as well as anti-lock brakes and stability control, and a hill-start feature that holds the vehicle in place when starting uphill. There were a few complaints about overall materials quality, and some complained about the large, center-mounted speedometer. Other Cars to Consider The was viewed favorably by many critics for its peppy engine and sporty handling. Lineup The 2010 Mini Cooper comes as a two-door hatchback called the hardtop, a four-seat convertible, and a longer-wheelbase wagon called the Clubman. This cut-and thrust powerplant is also best savored with the manual; it's a perfect slice-and-dice duo for city streets, though the automatic Clubman S with a sport package gets paddle controls for shifting. This cut-and thrust powerplant is also best savored with the manual; it's a perfect slice-and-dice duo for city streets, though the automatic Clubman S with a sport package gets paddle controls for shifting.
The rear doors are hinged on the sides and open like a gate, but they hamper rear visibility. With the Clubman S, there's a turbocharged version of the same engine, with 172 hp, a 0-60 mph time of about 7 seconds, and a top speed of 139 mph. It is easy to get in and out of tight spaces, fewer door dings and all of my groceries fit in the back behind the clever little double doors. The Premium Package adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and a Harman Kardon audio system. New tweaks for 2011, which include a new audio control layout, should help fix some of the issues, slightly improving ergonomics for that system, at least. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning June 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available.