Great fun car - when it works!
My MINI Countryman has been a fun car for a small SUV. It is no where as great as the smaller Mini but if you need space it is a good compromise. The tuff part is it's reliability and expense to repair. I knew it is an expensive car for repairs but the unacceptable is the failure of the car to get me home. I have been Broken Down, out of state, with kids, 3 times now. The car is maintained at the dealer, with everything they suggest, and is driven very easy. I needed a clutch at 60,000 miles (I have never had to replace a clutch before in my life) And the "Oh Hum" attitude (expected failure) from the dealer really does nothing for my "love of Minis". The dealer has drifted away from the service that used to keep me coming back. Driving the car is very fun but I can not justify the repairs and cost.