The 2011 Cooper Clubman introduces adaptive headlights as an available option combined with optional xenon headlights. I still love them and that's my problem, if I had a lot of money, I would need a big garage. The all-wheel-drive system is icing on the cake. Over the course of almost 400 miles on deserted highway I averaged 33. The sportier S trim offers a similar engine a 1. The larger Cooper Countryman, however, scored Good in all areas.
Also upgraded is the engine management software. As a Cooper S Countryman, this car came with a turbocharged, direct-injection 1. Show full review Vehicle Overview The Cooper lineup includes both a hardtop and a convertible model. I suggest six months of remedial Engineering 101 somewhere in the Arctic Circle is in order. Some quirky styling, especially with the radio, but you get to know it quickly and it becomes second-nature. Performance For 2011, the Cooper S hardtop benefits from extensive engineering refinements to the four-cylinder, 1.
It also has a really nice exhaust note which surprises many unassuming people. Excellent mileage, tight handling, responsiveness, classic Euro-motor sensibility. Adaptive xenon headlights are a new option. Mini sets the ports for iPod integration at the front of the center rail, with a cable trailing back to the inconveniently placed cell phone holder. Exterior All models have new bumper styling, larger fog lamps and new taillight assemblies. Apparently, when a Mini resides in the country, it gets fat.
The Countryman's Bluetooth phone system, another option, offers useful features, such as making a paired phone's contact list available on the radio display. Our car was painted Spice Orange, with a black roof punctuated by an enormous dual-pane sunroof. . The Mini Cooper has enjoyed a reputation for go-kart handling, and the Countryman doesn't lose much cornering ability. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. They found problem with fuel pump and replaced it without cost. Currently the Mini Cooper has a score of 7.
This remaps the throttle response and firms up the steering. Mini offers five wheel designs on the Cooper and S, ranging from 15- to 17-inch diameter, and all are new for 2011. A what do I have to do to get the engine light off I changed the oil so w. The cabin is airy and spacious, which is always surprising for such a small car. The back-seat passengers are still better off being legless.
The Countryman's all-wheel-drive system is more about handling than off-road performance. While reviewers found the Mini Cooper fast and agile, some shoppers may want more interior space. The available navigation system for the Countryman is saved from mediocrity by its integrated traffic data. Along the way from Chicago to Denver I managed to grab the keys to a 2011 Spice Orange Cooper S. The car is amazing, very high sharp handling and all the amenities of a luxury car.
The Clubman trims offer fully independent suspensions with a MacPherson strut suspension in the front, a multi-link suspension in the rear, and front and rear stabilizer bars. I have to admit I love the seats. Manually adjustable six ways including height , the seats offer several options, with available lumbar support adjustment and upgrades to leather and heated front seats. As for cons, because this car is a convertible, there are severe blind spots when the top is up. Mini makes the most of the radio display, a limited space for showing iPod music libraries and phone contact lists.
The Countryman gets a direct-injection four-cylinder using a twin-scroll turbocharger. Its hard to describe just how great this little car makes you feel when you're driving or rid. The base Cooper gains 3 horsepower to 121, and the turbocharged Cooper S adds 9 hp, to 181. And in a major design flaw, what is intended to be an innovative rail system down the center of the cabin, convenient for attaching cup holders and other accessories, divides the rear seats, making the car strictly a four-seater. Read More Great For Small Family , Especially Good For Older Adult Couples Little Extra Room In Back Seat By David I loved this car and got lots of looks and all the women thought it was sooo cute. The Bottom Line The 2012 Mini Cooper S Countryman maintains the fun character established by Mini's other models, and all-wheel drive will give confidence on slippery roads. I am only getting around 33mpg overall maybe because the car begs to be driven.