Woofcast #322


It capitalized Motoringfile.com last week. It was the target of hate and anger for the better part of 2 years. It is, the MINI Cooper Countryman!

We couldn’t get Gabe on this week to actually give us his thoughts about this MINI, but Todd, Chad and I do our best to give you ours. I think the consensus is that we all like this car and would love to have one in our driveway, but with a few caveats that you will have to listen for in the show.

Did you hear? AMVIV is just around the corner and registration is **open**! Go get yourself on the list for what is shaping up to be the best AMVIV yet. We will be talking to WRR Listener Andrew ‘Agro’ Ross and Mr. Finn soon with all the details about this event that you are not going to want to miss, quite possibly because of something very cool that we might or might not be planning, maybe.

Finally, if you are in Southern California, mark February 27th down on your calendar to head over to MINI of Ontario for a blood drive between 10a – 3p. BBQ lunch for all that donate, live music, Wii games, air hockey and lots of cool MINI Stuff! And don’t forget, if you are looking for a **free** oil change for your MINI, they have your covered!

Woofcast 322:

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4 replies on “Woofcast #322”

  1. Enjoyed the show, guys, even though I’m a couple of days late. Off the record talk with my local MINI dealer here in the Vancouver BC area, they told us it loaded All4 Countryman will approach $50K as configured for Canada. Hence the All4 is optional. I did see a loaded JCW Clubman priced out at $48K already. So, though I kind of like this car better than the Clubman, it’s going to be pricey.

  2. Design wise not a bad design at all, think the design has a lot of merits. Totally agree DB about the interior being a great move forward. Not a big fan of the rail, although its a creative solution. I however do have to say not a lot here that is not already offered in more than a few other brands. Price and weight are going to be two painful parts of this, neither great moves for the brand as a whole.

    Sadly just not loving the R60/SUV/Crossover

    Something to not be missed.

    Mini built the R60 “because there are lack of growth of families within the MINI community”.

    Already more than a few people are calling for seating for five, and I have seen more than one comment asking for more room and larger vehicles. Where does this end? While the R60 will bring new business to MINI I wonder where BMW/MINI are going to cut the line for building products to fit more sales. I honestly do feel that the R60 will sell but I still think the damage to the MINI image and community is more than a little at risk.

    Great show and lots of things to think about.

  3. Great show, as always, fellas. As for the iPad. I like it, it will simply need a handful of key upgrades before I’ll buy one.

    I really want to think something through for that center rail contest, although I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of time. Too many projects.

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