I started car shopping a few months ago with the intent to purchase a newer Jeep Wrangler, or a Ford F150. I always shop used as I really hate how the value drops through the floor as soon as you driv...
I started car shopping a few months ago with the intent to purchase a newer Jeep Wrangler, or a Ford F150. I always shop used as I really hate how the value drops through the floor as soon as you drive the car off the lot. So I happened by the local Mazda dealership just checking out their used car lot and saw The 2 Mini's sitting in the front. Now I had to laugh as I am 6ft 3in and right around 280, but I have owned 2 Triumph GT6's, so I thought what the heck. So I decided to check out the Cooper S Countryman All4. The salesman came out with the fob and a tag, and told me to go test her out. Let me say, I was completely surprised at all the room! So off I went, and I fell in love on that 1/2 hour test drive. The car is loaded with every option available and to me was beautiful. The performance was excellent even with the 6 speed auto trans. I found myself using the paddle shifters quite a bit just for a bit of added extra fun.So needless to say when I got back to the dealership, I purchased the car.
Now its been 3 months into my ownership, and the love has just grown deeper. Driving her takes me back to
my days in the Marine Corps, tooling around the NC coast in my GT6, but with much more comfort and refinement. I find myself making excuses just to drive her, and I get the added bonus of the looks I get as people gawk when this really big guy steps out of his really small car.
I have taken her somewhat off road, as we have fire trails in our forests, and driven her in our last 2 snow storms, and she handles great.
So if you're looking for a great little AWD car that can seat 4 and gets you really good gas milage, then check out a Countryman S, and you may be suprised as I was.