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Old 01-10-2011, 03:01 PM
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:15 PM
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And that was on the rest day, during a shake down test,
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:16 PM
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lol rip x3/mini tranvestite. From the looks of it there isn't much mini going on with that vehicle except for maybe what it looks like after a wreck. lol
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:22 PM
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According toe this report there is a chance the " ice man " may get his very own chance to wreck one

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Of more concern currently, of course, is whether the 'Ice Man' will even continue to compete in 2011 following the sad and sudden death of his father Matti shortly before Christmas Ė a development that has reportedly caused Raikkonen to re-evaluate his plans for the coming year and thrown his immediate future into some doubt.

He has been linked to an extended stay with the CitroŽn Junior Team to drive one of the all-new DS3 WRCs, and is also understood to be being courted by both the new Prodrive-run Mini effort and the Monster World Rally Team. Whilst that situation remains up-in-the-air, the 31-year-old reflected upon his 'rookie' experiences in 2010.
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Countryman handles 20's quite well for a MINI

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Old 01-14-2011, 04:30 PM
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^^ That on air would be sweet

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My wheels for the weekend:

We just put our first Countryman into the loaner fleet, so it's my first chance to drive one more than a few miles. Sadly it's an automatic and not an S-AWD version... Especially since we may see snow this weekend. Either way, I'll post my opinion on it after the weekend.


so what happened to this guy...?
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I had a crazy week and forgot to post my review. Overall, I was pretty impressed. Honestly, the Cooper/Auto combo was lethargic. Not that I was surprised by that, but it did hurt the enjoyment some for me. The handling wasn't bad at all! Considering it's a bigger vehicle, I still felt confident tossing it into corners and taking tight turns onto side streets like I would with any other MINI.

The interior was cool, though a little awkward feeling for me. Maybe it was just the position of the armrest on the door or something, but I felt a little bit off. The seats are great. Loved the room behind the rear seats. I got some groceries and found the lower level worked well for a small trip to the store.

I'd still like to drive the S-AWD version, especially with a manual transmission. I think I could really enjoy one of those. The only other gripe I really had was no big surprise... The height was killing me. I'm not used to sitting so high in a MINI. Obviously, this is pretty much the point of the car. It was just a little awkward to be in a MINI that had ground clearance and had you at the same height as large sedans and small SUV's that usually seem to be so tall.
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good to hear. i'm interested to see these in and around the dealerships in order to get a better size of them relationally to other minis / the world. hoping they still feel sprightly with only the 180 hp...
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I saw my first Countryman out on the road today!! It caught me off guard, but looked good when I realized what it was.
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Rumors have been swirling for over a year now that MINI has something special planned for the Countryman. We’re hearing it’s a mix of the WRC race car with a dash of Cayenne Turbo thrown in for good measure. The result, while vague at the moment, sounds fantastic to us. Imagine a road going version of the wide-body MINI Countryman WRC with more power (something a little higher than the 211 on the current JCW MINI) and performance oriented all wheel drive. Oh and a wide body kit that will make you drool.

We’ve talked about this before as MINI’s next GP. Ideologically it would be quite different from the GP. But our sources have been telling us for quite awhile that MINI wants to create something very performance oriented to help sell the idea that the Countryman as a performance vehicle.
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