2011 MINI Countryman Top Comparisons

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2011 MINI CountrymanReview
Phil writes:
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The mini is a well built quality car and is a real pleasure to drive. Its responsiveness is great and handles well too. Its great on gas milage and well worth the money.

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Anthony writes:
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economical, great engine, and a powerful runner on the highway

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2011 MINI CountrymanReview
Patrick writes:
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There was antifreeze in the oil and oil cap so thats either a cracked head or bad seal

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2011 MINI Countryman Review
LyonsMini says:
vs2011 Nissan Juke
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Power Ranked 2011 Nissan Juke worse.
"Turbo engine"
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Nissan Juke worse.
"Just better looking."
2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 AWDReview
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Best Mini Ever! — I previously owned a MINI Cooper S JCW, but soon realized that it is not practical for fitting more than 2 people at a time. I was young; I had no problem with it. However, the older I got I realized I needed more room and the Countryman became the answer. It drives almost as well as the original MINI, but the added utility more than makes up for any minor differences in the driving style. I highly recommend the Countryman for anyone who wants to have fun whilst driving, yet still be able to haul around a few friends/family.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Amazingly fun to drive!  

Cons: The MINI connected app on Ipod works inconsistently; I've given up trying to use it.

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2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 AWDReview
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Its Like Absynth. But Without Blacking Out. —

Performance: So much power, so much speed and such a handling from a jacked up hatchback-crossover. It sticks to the ground like glue and when you accelerate it's like the millenary falcon, you wouldn't guess for the looks, and your face is pure terrified surprise, a delight to overtake other cars. Build quality: Nearly indestructible, but a bit harsh, practicality wasn't in the mind of the guy who designed the interior, the radio controls are too low, the electric windows controls are just wrong, there are no side door bins and the plastics are hard. Comes with i-pod connectivity though, and it's a good one. PS: Mini: you have a big screen in a expensive car, make it a touchscreen, it will make the controls easier. Appearance: A bit odd, but it grows on you. Cost of Ownership: Really expensive car, so expect a proportional maintenance, the car is bulletproof though, so it won't break or develop any issues. Gas mileage is about average, on the frugal side, so that's good. The rearview detector is really good and really helpful, combined with an excellent all-round visibility, relatively small body and nimbleness of the steering, its very easy to park. Noisy on the motorway, lots of windscreen noise and tire roar. So surprisingly spacious, you wonder if it's magic, low seats for a taller car. Fun Factor: that's the key word, fun, looooots and looots of fun. And terror. Coupled with a little bite more of fun (because it's indestructible and after diriving like a maniac, and getting the four wheel in the air in a jump, you're fine, and so is the car, keeps on going like nothing happened)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Weird, funky, fun-machine that catches more eyes that it's better proportioned sibling. And gets less pity. You'll never guess a thing that odd looking can be that much fun. And carry al the things you can ever put into a car.

Cons: The stiff ride. You just shatter in a million pieces over every pothole.

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2011 MINI Countryman FWDReview
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This Car Was Great Fun To Drive Aside From The Little Transmission Problem —

This car is either a hit or miss for most people. When you think of a Mini you would normally think of a tiny 2 door sports car, and then when you look at the Countryman its 4 doors and a lot bigger than most people think a Mini should be. As to be expected this car has excellent build quality since it is owned by BMW. The performance with this base model was the biggest problem I had with it. The one i drove was equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission which was in one word, horrible. Every time that I stepped on the gas the engine would rev way above 4000 rpm, and even when i tried to put it in the manual mode i shifted down and the rev's shot up then came back down. Then when i was cruising in the manual mode it randomly went back to automatic which i didn't like. Other than the transmission problems that I had I thought that the little 1.6L 4 cylinder engine would be a great choice for somebody that doesn't seek performance and just wants to cruise around. When I sat inside of the Countryman it felt more like i was sitting in a truck rather than a small crossover, but then when you look out the window you realize that you are still not that far off the ground. Some miscellaneous things that I'd like to mention is the dual rails that split the left and right sides of the car were very cool and the ability to move different items on them such as cup holders to where you want was a good feature. I liked how you could get a panorama sunroof and still get a roof rack to carry different things. Overall on this car I think that it would be a lot better if it had a manual transmission but for someone that sits in traffic all day i don't think that this would be the car for you and it is excellent value in my eyes.

Pros: The utility of an SUV in a small sporty crossover

Cons: Automatic transmission, only 4 seats

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2011 MINI Countryman S FWDReview
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I Love My Countyman — I love the Surf Blue color. I had to go hundreds of miles to get it when it was new. It handles like a race car and has a kick to it. More room than you would expect. And I'm 6'3".

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun

Cons: Sometimes the road noise is loud compared to my MB

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2011 MINI Countryman S FWDReview
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I You Are Looking For The Best Option Of Sportscar And Family Carrier, The Countryman Is The Choice. — The Mini Countryman is an absolute blast to drive. The addition of two doors and a longer chassis and higher ride make for one great vehicle. BMW's contributions are evident for those of us familiar withe the technology and ride quality. The only downside is a need for some additional sound dampening. With dual sun roofs, the road noise is a bit more than desireable. I am looking in to some options.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Road noise and runflats. I have changed my mind about the runflats. They are priced at $140 each for exact replacements. Not bad for Goodyears, especially when you look at the prices for comparable BMW sizes.

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2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 AWD Review
vs2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 AWD
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Handling Ranked 2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 AWD worse.
"I only test drove the Countryman Fwd."
Would Buy Ranked 2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 AWD worse.
"Great price and preferred color."

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2020 MINI Countryman Reviews

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2019 MINI Countryman Reviews

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It was listed as a Great Value and compared to others it was. Read More

2018 MINI Countryman Reviews

Review By Rey

Great! A little under powered but thats an easy fix Read More

Review By Dcoons34

This car is FUN to drive! It’s like driving a go-kart! It has character and feels like your sitting in the cockpit of a airplane ready for take off! Buy it and see! Read More

2017 MINI Countryman Reviews

Review By DBarrist

I will buy a Mini Countryman, whether it be this one or another. Read More

Review By Outletson5

Not too impressed, better than a Hyundai but not close to Toyota. Other models give you more for your dollars. Read More

2015 MINI Countryman Reviews

Review By Guru9T8CTH

My new Mini Cooper S Countryman gives a smooth ride, has a Hartman Karden sound system, wonderful additions ( sunglasses holder; phone holder, padded shoulder restraints, custom mats), and looks very ... Read More

Review By Guru9Y2TRV

Due to covid and the cold weather, had not much time to have a good look at it, plus a very short road test. Overall the vehicle look good but few issues that need fixing, good little 4x4 car. Read More

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