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Mini Countryman Gains John Cooper Works Model

When the Mini Countryman crossover went on sale in 2011, it was only available in base Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S with ALL4 models. Now, Mini is adding a 2013 John Cooper Works model to the lineup that may give shoppers who want a more powerful Countryman just what they’re looking for. In a press release, Mini says that the John Cooper Works Countryman will have a standard all-wheel drive system called ALL4 and a new 1.6-liter ... continue reading»

Tags: Mini Countryman, MINI, Model News, Mini John Cooper Works

The Mini Countryman Goes to the Dogs

Thirty-nine percent of households in the U.S. own at least one dog. Like 24 percent of dog owners, I own two. Given that so many Americans own dogs, when I’m testing a car I like to evaluate how well that car works for dog owners. Many car makers expressly prohibit reviewers from putting dogs in their test cars. But, when I recently tested the Mini Countryman, there was nothing in the loan paperwork that said my dogs couldn ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Mini Countryman, Dogs