The Clubman also sports more cargo space, with 32. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 38. I have serviced the car at all appropriate intervals as noted in the service records and I pamper the car. Since being revitalized by in 2001, the Mini Cooper has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide as a well-built, fun-to-drive, premium subcompact car. The told me that it was approx 7,000miles out of warranty.
It gets six airbags as standard equipment, along with anti-lock brakes and stability control, and a hill-start feature that holds the vehicle in place when starting uphill. Failure to do so changes. The Clubman's tail gets barn-style doors and a flat load floor that can be fitted with a hard cover for security. Head and shoulder room is also surprisingly generous and I never rubbed elbows with Conny despite the unusually narrow centre console. I have found that the interior front seating area is deceptively big, accomodating my 6 foot well fed frame quite nicely. Disconnect the lamp indicates that an indicator bulb has cable connector if necessary. I like it for the huge fun factor when driving.
You learn to enjoy every moment driving it and feeling every detail of the environment you are in, listening to the deep, mesmerising exhaust notes in the background, as if the sun is shining all the time. From there, the Clubman's a palette for the owner's tastes; checked cloth or pinstripe or leather upholstery can be ordered, along with painted wheels, roof decals of the U. You cannot continue your jour- ney. Prodrive has been working with Mini…. It's truly more useful, even if you must open the right door before the left. The twin doors on the tailgate are odd, but useful, and when opening them it gives just the right signal for the dog to jump in. The dash also has lots of small toggle switches, buttons, and levers rendered in chrome, as well as plasticky, flimsy-feeling switchgear.
Depress the accelerator ever so gently in any gear and you will be rewarded by an instantaneous push-in-the-back. Lights up in yellow: Service due Arrange a service appointment. With the Clubman S, there's a turbocharged version of the same engine, with 172 hp, a 0-60 mph time of about 7 seconds, and a top speed of 139 mph. The Cooper S Clubman is a rare gem. The Mini Convertible features front and side airbags. There is a lot ore room inside than you think, especially after you fit three golfers and three sets of clubs inside and no one complains.
Otherwise, sections of the tire may come loose and cause accidents. Due to the more than adequate head room as well as seat height, an upright seating position can easiily be achieved. I have never heard of a timing chain breaking with even a 100,000 miles on it. Great performance and power that sets you back in the seat. Needs mud flaps if you want to keep it clean. The engines and gearboxes, along with nearly all of the mechanicals, are duplicated here, and even with the added weight the Clubman is a nimble performer.
Hold the original hand-held transmitter at a the immediate area to make certain that no distance of approx. Hear us out — some cars just have inescapable personalities. The Clubman's body is 9. The dash controls and data functions are a bit fiddly, but with practice you'll get used to it, although I may never get used to window switches on the center stack. It's definitely not as attractive as the regular Cooper, but one can get used to it.
The actual power train warranty is 50,000. The Clubman's power locks are built into a round starter that takes the place of a metal key. There were some issues with the interior of the car and they fixed everything before I came to pick up the car. It is an extremely well handling vehicle where its limits are accessible in most daily driving conditioons. I told them that I had an extended 100,000 service warranty sold to me by the dealer in charleston South Carolina.
Traction control is an option. It is, however, not without fault. Other owner's have complained of high oil consumption with the engine and we have noted that as well. When the turbo boost kicks in, it wiggles worse. It's chaotic-but it's somehow unified around a circles-and-wings theme that charms away its major ergonomic and quality shortcomings. Check service requirements, page 53. Also new are two limited-edition models — the Mayfair and the Camden.
This cut-and thrust powerplant is also best savored with the manual; it's a perfect slice-and-dice duo for city streets, though the automatic Clubman S with a sport package gets paddle controls for shifting. Owning this Mini Cooper Clubman has been a great experience. Initialize Flat Tire Monitor, page 60. I already knew the answer when I had the chance to examine the rear suspension setup while I labour through putting snow tires on this vehicle. This car feels so nimble and precise even a true sport car like my Porsche Turbo may not be as much fun to drive on the street it will be a different story on the track of course}. Bodystyles: Hatchback, convertible Engines: 1.
I continued for about a mile when the engine light came on. Check service requirements, page 53. Very heavy for a little car. Material is top notch with all vinyl surfaces appropriately textured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the timing belt was faulty and needed to be replaced.