Five-Point Inspection: 2013 MINI Roadster Cooper S

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 MINI Roadster Cooper S
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3. Stiff suspension

While most drop-tops lack chassis rigidity and you can feel the body flex and sway like a poorly constructed bridge in a hurricane, the MINI has the opposite problem.

It’s underpinnings are a rigid as they come. Sure that helps deliver much of the brand’s trademark go-kart handling, but it also means the ride quality feels like there’s no rubber on the rims at all.

Perhaps there is such a thing as feeling “too connected” to the road.