The New Car: Mini Countryman

So, the follow-up to our recent barrage of test drives is this: we bought a ‘cosmic blue’ 2012 Mini Cooper S All-4 Countryman last weekend. They had one on the lot that was very close to our ideal specs, and were able to give us a bit of a deal (though not much, since Minis are all in high demand).

The Countryman, while still fairly small and Mini-esque, has four doors, four real seats, and all-wheel drive. And it drives like a charm, even when you keep it under 4,500 RPM (as recommended during the break-in period). More details and photos will follow later, but for now, enjoy this handful of shots from purchase day:

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.