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    Report: Mini fesses up to Countryman clutch issue, plans fix

    Aside from the general lack of snow in the Midwest earlier this year that hampered our ability to properly play with our Blizzak-equipped Mini Contryman long-term test vehicle, the biggest problem we had with this crossover during the year we spent with it was the transmission. On four different ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: June 2012

    When you've been test-driving nearly every new vehicle on the market for as long as I have, you get to the point where you mostly know what to expect. Not that I or most other veteran car reviewers make up our minds about new products before we drive them, but certainly we formulate theories to ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: May 2012

    Our long-term 2011 Mini Countryman is nearing the end of its year-long stay in the Autoblog Garage, the past six months of which have been spent bouncing back and forth between the various Detroit-based team members (and Cleveland – we mustn't forget about Herr Neff). And while we've all ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: April 2012

    April was a busy month for the long-term 2011 Mini Countryman, with over 2,500 miles added to the odometer and a heaping helping of people and things passing through its doors. When I picked up the Countryman, I was impressed by the fact that all four of its winter tires were neatly stowed behind ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: March 2012

    When our friends at The Tire Rack told us they'd be sending over a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 tires mounted on 17-inch Sport Edition alloy wheels for our long-term Mini Countryman, our minds were immediately filled with images of the little blue hatchback bounding along snowy roads with ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: February 2012

    I regret to inform you that despite what the image above indicates, Autoblog's long-term Mini Countryman will again be passing hands without having been thoroughly tested in the type of inclement weather for which it's been prepared. While we thought there was no way it would escape a February in ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: January 2012

    Literally two days after my last update about our long-term Mini Countryman, I found myself trudging through a snowstorm at 30 miles per hour on Interstate 94 along Michigan's west coast. I guess Mother Nature had heard my cries about not being able to test our Mini in the snow, and decided to ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: December 2011

    As much as I detest the winter months here in Detroit, the truth is, I'm kind of bummed that we've only seen about a half-inch of snow so far this season. In fact, I was happy that our most recent snowfall actually started to stick to the parking lot across the street from my loft, simply so I ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: November 2011

    After spending September in the San Francisco bay area with Senior Editor Damon Lavrinc, our long-term 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 moved to southern California during the month of October to serve our esteemed photographer, Drew Phillips. In early November, I handed Drew the keys to our ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Mini Countryman: October 2011

    The last time we updated you on our long-term 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4, it was in Northern California with senior editor Lavrinc. Since then, we've driving the car down to Southern California, although not before it served as our mode of transportation for the Rennsport Reunion at Mazda ...

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    Video: Getting intimate with Mini Connected

    We've being living with our long-term Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 for a little over two months, but we haven't spent much time on one of the most often used – and complex – bits of the car. Mini Connected is essentially a reworked version of BMW iDrive for the Mini line-up. The ...

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    Followup: KISS-themed Mini Countryman one-offs rock on to eBay Motors for charity

    Ready for your garage to rock and roll all night and party every day? Break out your checkbook. Mini has teamed up with legendary rock group KISS to create a quartet of customized Countryman crossovers for charity. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer have applied their ...

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    2011 Mini Countryman named IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'

    2011 Mini Countryman – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Mini Countryman has been declared a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, after receiving a 'good' rating in front, side, rear and rollover tests. IIHS also cited the Countryman's standard ...

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    You picked Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman, and the winner is...

    Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, we presented you with four different 2011 Mini Countrymen and asked you to vote for the one that you want to see as the newest member of Autoblog's long-term test fleet. The poll is now closed, ...

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    Reminder: Help pick Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman

    We're placing the order for our long-term 2011 Mini Countryman this week, and we need your help to decide exactly which car will be Autoblog's newest long-termer. Our editors agree that we want to test a turbocharged Countryman S with Mini's All4 all-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, but when it ...

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    YOU pick Autoblog's long-term 2011 Mini Countryman

    Help pick Autoblog's long-term Mini Countryman – Click each image for high-res version When we found out that we'd be adding a 2011 Mini Countryman to our long-term test fleet, our editors headed right to the configurator to start building our perfect car. We all agree that we want the ...

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    Mini Countryman configurator powers up

    Right on schedule, the German brain trust in charge of marketing the heck out of (and hopefully selling a boatload of...) the 2011 Mini Countryman has uploaded the whole kit 'n kaboodle to the Web, and you are now free to build and price out your very own Mini crossover. If you're willing to ...

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    Video(s): Mini Countryman WRC gets wrung out

    2011 Mini Countryman WRC – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If it looks like a WRC racer, sounds like a WRC racer and moves like a WRC racer, chances are it will be able to handle itself against the rest of the pros on the global rally stage. We've already gotten a few quick ...

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    Mini Countryman commercial makes mess of multiplication

    The Mini Countryman is multiplying – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Mini is continuing its advertising onslaught for the new Countryman, and in its latest spot, the company visualizes every potential path for the Countryman to run amok in the Italian countryside. The original car ...

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    Video: Mini commences Countryman advertising barrage

    2011 Mini Countryman – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mini has begun an all-out advertising assault for its new Countryman CUV. The pint-sized automaker has already churned out a handful of clever print ads as well as a few video spots showing off this new high-riding addition to ...


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