Kelley Blue Book spent a year testing a 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman. Now it's time to say goodbye. As we bid our Countryman farewell it's time to draw some conclusions about what we liked, what we disliked and what kind of buyer might most enjoy a long-term relationship with the biggest of MINIs.

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Comments

    • Zach Hampton
      Zach Hampton

      One year is not long term. Try four years.

      about 2 days ago
    • Diego Ortiz
      Diego Ortiz

      This mini is exactly as mine excepts all wheel drive and the mirros😂😂👍🏻

      about 24 days ago
    • Clownish-Gambino
      Clownish-Gambino

      I really never expected to enjoy a review as much as I did this one. Thanks

      about 1 month ago
    • Logan Brasfield
      Logan Brasfield

      The whole purpose of buying a Mini Cooper is for it’s different quirky design and features

      about 1 month ago
    • PlanetLuthian
      PlanetLuthian

      205/65 17" AT tires
      2" lift kit
      Rear tire rack (rotate 5 wheels, not 4)
      Roof luggage rack
      CD player mount phone holder.
      Bluetooth AUX dongle

      Practicality is a bolt on.

      about 2 months ago
    • Drew Dude
      Drew Dude

      Do the new countryman

      about 6 months ago
    • Diluka Sandaranga Ranasinghe
      Diluka Sandaranga Ranasinghe

      Nice review..

      about 6 months ago
    • KNilla R
      KNilla R

      Good for....Mini fanatics

      about 1 year ago
    • Cody Swyers
      Cody Swyers

      A SINGLE oil change in 19k miles!!??!?!?

      about 2 years ago
    • MickyBradfordJ
      MickyBradfordJ In reply to Cody Swyers

      If your to keep a vehicle for a long time every 3k is just best

      about 3 months ago
    • Blake Cremeans
      Blake Cremeans In reply to Cody Swyers

      It takes full synthetic. You're supposed to go by what the computer says, which is adaptive to your driving. Usually anywhere from 15k-20k miles. I still change it around 7500 miles anyway just to be safe. Since they were test driving for a review, they prly wanted to go by the book and follow the manual.

      about 2 years ago
    • Joshuabrutl
      Joshuabrutl

      at that price point of a used countryman s you could get a mk6 vw gti, more power than the countryman , more space in the trunk , better interior quality with the sacrifice of all4.. which has me wondering why mini never put the the all4 system in across the entire mini line

      about 2 years ago
    • Angela Hockett
      Angela Hockett In reply to Joshuabrutl

      I was looking at the GTI's when I started looking to replace my 1998 Toyota RAV, and I like the way they drove, but I just can't really get into how basic they look. They have a dated look. And I'm one of those people who hates how all cars are starting to look the same, but the GTI and all VWs are old style in a bad way.

      about 5 days ago
    • gameboy929
      gameboy929

      what's the price of this car

      about 2 years ago
    • Angel Mendez
      Angel Mendez

      I absolutely love mine

      about 3 years ago
    • Mark David
      Mark David In reply to Angel Mendez

      +Angel Mendez I'm so excited that I'm picking one up this week. So glad I watched this

      about 3 years ago
    • Briand A
      Briand A

      My joy ride, always!

      about 3 years ago
    • rvnot1one1
      rvnot1one1

      What kind of color is that on the car with white stripes...?

      about 3 years ago
    • Brandon Gottfried
      Brandon Gottfried

      This is probably the most useful review I've come across! Thanks!

      about 3 years ago
    • Maddison
      Maddison

      Would never change from a mini. Best cars

      about 3 years ago
    • BRad From THe Valley
      BRad From THe Valley In reply to Maddison

      go sit in one!

      about 5 months ago
    • Charlinda_Is_Her _
      Charlinda_Is_Her _ In reply to Maddison

      Got my mini(finally) and it was the best informed decision ever.I love it.Its been good to me,its suits my personality and i wouldnt trade it for the world.

      about 11 months ago
    • The Tinman
      The Tinman In reply to Maddison

      Hi whats the driving position like? I have fibromyalgia and spine problems whats the night of the seat like? A juke is probably the best driving position for me but I can't get a countryman out of my head.
      Think I've been brainwashed by some unknown source.... You must buy mini!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • OG SPORTS COLLECTIBLES
      OG SPORTS COLLECTIBLES In reply to Maddison

      Maddison Russell I love mine black-black

      about 2 years ago
    • Sandrine Amrani b
      Sandrine Amrani b In reply to Maddison

      Maddison Russell nko0k

      about 2 years ago
    • Vaclav Spanek
      Vaclav Spanek

      My words. :-)

      about 4 years ago
    • Bjornry
      Bjornry

      My next car! 

      about 4 years ago
    • Cooper 1019
      Cooper 1019

      The countryman is the best car mini has built so far, I have owned 4 mini coopers over the years and they have all been great cars, but the countryman in my opinion is the best so far.The car feels and drives like a mini hatch but with more room and comfort, All the people who when asked would they drive a mini and answered no because its too small? well now you have got the perfect replacement. Mini is not about being small anymore its about being a brand, and thats fine by me, The best thing that ever happened was the new mini in motoring history. We still have the classic mini to thank for creating a new mini which was well overdue, Things have changed and moved on in the mini world and im so glad the new mini was created. What else can you buy that looks half as good as the mini???? NOTHING.

      about 5 years ago
    • MBM Pablo
      MBM Pablo In reply to Cooper 1019

      Feed back... ;)

      about 9 months ago
    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan In reply to Cooper 1019

      Do you still have that countryman mini? If yes what the feedback is?

      about 1 year ago
    • Matt Oswalt
      Matt Oswalt

      I've had a 2012 All 4 Countryman for a year and a half and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I like it's quirkiness, the window toggles in the middle, everything about it. I've owned nothing but Toyotas and Hondas my whole life and was bored to tears.
      Yes, Mini's are different, but that's the point. I'm a huge fan of British Noir, love to zoom around the city pretending to be Michael Caine from Get Carter.
      Life is short, gotta switch things up every now and then.

      about 5 years ago
    • Angela Hockett
      Angela Hockett In reply to Matt Oswalt

      I've been driving my 1998 Toyota RAV since it was NEW (yes, 21 years!!) and I am SO bored!! It's been a great car, dependable, just solid gold, a real money saver. But I am hankering for a Mini Countryman and am pretty sure it will be my next car. That's what I always say too, life's too short to drive boring cars! :-) I will be so excited when I get one, like a kid in a toy store!

      about 5 days ago
    • celtpilot
      celtpilot

      such a cool car

      about 5 years ago
    • Halil İbrahim Erkovan
      Halil İbrahim Erkovan

      Hey chancing lanes not turn head to left. Use mirror. Go to lanes chancing lesson :)

      about 5 years ago
    • CONN3R
      CONN3R In reply to Halil İbrahim Erkovan

      Are you a neanderthal?

      about 6 months ago
    • smcombs100
      smcombs100

      Yeah it's a pretty fun ride. It's slightly lower then a standard or a S so they ride is even stiffer. I drove it up to Mackinac Island (Michigan) which was a 4 hour ride on horrid Michigan roads and was fine. I love when people rag on Mini. I just laugh and say "you clearly don't own one"

      about 5 years ago
    • GermanCarsRule
      GermanCarsRule

      I agree. I like stiffer rides and more control. I got the Countryman and it is fine to me. Stiffer rides equate with sportier suspensions and more control. If that is not your style get a cushy sofa-like cruiser. BTW, I am envious of your JCW. They are sharp.

      about 5 years ago
    • GermanCarsRule
      GermanCarsRule

      I have the 2013 SALL4 with sunroof and standard sound. I put kayaks on top so seeing thru the roof is handy and the sun shielding is better than the past. I cannot answer for Dallas sun. The soundproofing is the best of all Mini's and I find the standard sound excellent with a Zune or iPod.. I would say if you are on budget and will not store stuff on top ditch both. Drive one on a sunny day and see what you think. Then go to Colorado and you will be very happy as you drive in the mountains!

      about 5 years ago
    • GermanCarsRule
      GermanCarsRule

      As someone who's had 6 Mini's this is an excellent and very accurate review, especially at the end when they discuss who would want this Mini. I moved up from a Clubman because I live in snow, drive in some dirt for my kayaking and needed more room and ground clearance than the other Mini's. I also like something that stands out. My rule is "No boring cars.". If that is not your idea than stick to Civics and Camry's.

      about 5 years ago
    • smcombs100
      smcombs100

      I adore my JCW. They browed the S model then bitched about the ride, well duh. It's not a 70's town car. I have a JCW Countryman and I find the right very nice actually. But then again, I like being unique. And if you can't figure out the radio controls, you must be retarded.

      about 5 years ago
    • maniaco200
      maniaco200

      I just bought this car..not the S version tho..picking it up in 2 days.Very excited!

      about 5 years ago
    • Bernard Rodriguez
      Bernard Rodriguez In reply to maniaco200

      maniaco200
      And? What is your overall take on the car? Is it worth it?

      about 2 years ago
    • Dodgerhouse
      Dodgerhouse

      This isn't the standard girl reviewer.... Good job! And I won't buy this, thanks!

      about 5 years ago
    • MultiG1989
      MultiG1989

      I'm about to make this my next car

      about 6 years ago