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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:45 PM

7. 2014 MINI Cooper S Countryman

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman S

Ah yes, BMW’s not-so-mini MINI. The Countryman is this iconic brand’s crossover option. It can seat up to five passengers, offers available all-wheel drive and dynamite on-road dynamics. Since it’s a little larger than a standard model you could think of it as a four-thirds Cooper.

The S model is hauled around by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, though the John Cooper Works variant is appreciable more muscular.

Of course one thing that sets MINIs apart from other vehicles is the range of customization options available to buyers. You can tweak very minute details from the color of the bonnet stripes to how you want the interior trimmed. But they’re not all worth the extra cash. For instance opting for the JCW Exterior Package will set you back $3,250. It gives you a few minor appearance add-ons including new bumpers, side sills and stick-on stripes.

  • Anonymous

    This should be top 10 most annoyingly built article design. What’s wrong with a list? Why are they all separate pages?

  • Errowen

    Why separate pages? Simple — they get paid every time an advert loads.

  • Mike Lliteras

    Theres a bit more to it than a cup and the part of the light that lights the cigs. The wiring, the outlet and the trim piece. $60 is cheap. Not a good start.

  • Mike Lliteras

    Didn’t even mention the $40,000 paint option for the RR Ghost. Whoever wrote this is not a car person.

  • twobitcoder

    Did the story start yet?

  • J Mac

    Those Camaro wheels are just STUPID.

  • ColumWood

    We agree its annoying and we’re going to be moving to a new layout soon that will solve this problem. It’ll diminish our pageviews but we’re confident the improved user experience will be worth it.

  • Rob Ferretti

    you don’t do much research, talking about absurd options that are $under $200 on cars that are $20,000+?
    Ferrari, Lambo, Bugatti, Pagani, Rolls Royce have options that cost as much as these cars. How much does RR charge for the star simulating fiber optic ceiling? Cause everyone needs one of those… Any Ferrari can easily be dressed up with $70k in carbon options. But then again we can also talk about the absurdity of dealer mark ups over sticker for used cars not attributable to options.

  • Cameron Prescott

    Is 10k for carbon ceramic breaks not the industry standard price?

  • Melissa Lennox

    On the number 3, the Chevy Camaro 2SS, you aren’t being completely fair. Compare it to the 1SS and you’ll see that the 2SS has an added USB port, auxiliary gauges, heads-up display, beautiful 21″ rims instead of the 20″ ones you can find on a normal SS, among other things. It’s not that muc hwhen you compare it to the 1SS.

  • johnny rotten

    most car makes charge for a smoker pkg..ie: ashtray and lighter..not just Ford

  • HMS

    your article sucks whoever wrote this obviously isnt a car guy. kill yourself.

  • Rickers

    Agreed. Suicide is obviously the logical result here.

  • whatman

    It’s to measure engagement for their analytics. It provides an easier way for them to see exactly which pages and how much of each article was read in general. Doesn’t stop it from being annoying, but at least there’s a reason.

  • nonobaddog

    These multi-page articles are just too aggravating to even read. I never open them.

  • Tunseeker

    Look at the options list for a Porsche 918 options
    911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder.” ($161,650 or $173,050)
    Weissach package ($84,000)
    Liquid Metallic Silver or Liquid Metallic Chrome Blue paint ($63,000),
    magnesium wheels ($32,500),
    authentic leather interior seating ($26,000),
    carbon fiber interior package ($7500),
    front axle lift system ($10,500)
    , comfort electric heating ($6000, to heat the cabin even when the car is in full electric mode)
    , seat belts with accent stripes ($1800),
    carbon floormat with piping ($1725),
    and a painted key with leather pouch ($1380).

  • Juan

    It’s still a poop load of money.