• Jun 15th 2012 at 12:30PM
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AOL Autos, sister site to Autoblog, is giving away a Mini Countryman to readers who "Like" the AOL Autos Facebook page.

AOL Autos and Autoblog have been sharing a Mini Countryman as a long-term tester for about a year. And what with Mini celebrating its tenth anniversary in the U.S., AOL Autos Editor-in-Chief David Kiley thought it a good way to kick off what we hope will be a series of AOL Autos Giveaway cars.

The process for winning is pretty painless. When you "Like" AOL Autos on Facebook, you are taken to a very short entry form where you will be asked for a few bits of information. Those who are following AOL Autos on July 1 will be eligible to win the car, a Mini Countryman S fitted with the Tech Package and automatic transmission.

True, we prefer the manual tranny. But AOL Autos ordered the car from Gratz, and the fact is that a lot of the people who will be eligible to win don't drive a stick. The automatic, though, is nothing to scoff at, especially in the S trim.

Stay tuned the week of July 4-14 as AOL Autos/Autoblog editors Scott Burgess and David Kiley join Mini for its Mini Takes The States tour from New York City to Los Angeles, stopping at many cool places in between. We will have daily updates from Scott and David with pictures, bits of video and, as always, interesting posts from the road.

In the meantime, go ahead and enter for your chance to win a Mini Countryman of your own.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh. Bribing for Likes. The worst.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        Not to mention, a violation of Facebook guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php
          Jay Goff
          • 3 Years Ago
          relax. a "chance to win" is so nebulous that it can't possibly be a legal bribe. going to their page and "liking" it is just a simple way for them to have your name and contact to draw from. you can hide your likes so as not to spam your "friends" with free advertising for them.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad, I already have one. Even if I won one it would still be a pretty big downgrade from my Countryman with All4 AWD and a 6MT.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "the fact is that a lot of the people who will be eligible to win don't drive a stick." They should, we would have a lot less texting while driving and no "unintended acceleration".
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, its an almost free car (you will have to pay taxes on the value of the vehicle). If you don't like it, you can take to to any dealer and trade it for something you prefer, or take it to CarMax or post an ad online and sell it for cash. I'd take it to the Hyundai Dealer and do a straight up trade for one of the new Elantra GTs with a six-speed.
        Jim C.
        • 3 Years Ago
        From the same page I referenced above: "No worries about paying taxes or shipping costs on the car. AOL Autos is handling all of that for you." :)
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jim C.
          Even sweeter.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought AOL was a company that sent plastic coasters through the mail, how are they still around?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eww, MINI with automatic :(((
      Jim C.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was starting to wonder if AOL Autos was truly giving away their long-term test car, then I found the following at http://autos.aol.com/article/your-chance-to-win-a-2012-mini-countryman-from-aol-autos/ "AOL Autos and Autoblog have had a MINI Countryman S as a long-term test car for a year, and will have put about 25,000 miles on it by the time we hand the keys back. Rather than give away a car that will have that many miles on the odometer, though, we are giving away a new 2012 Countryman worth about $30,000 on July 14 at the conclusion of the MINI Takes The States rally across the United States."
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