In-depth Reviews

MINI Countryman owner reviews

"With a big boot and lots of space, the distinctive-looking MINI Countryman is a well rounded and fun-to-drive family car"

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

75%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 3reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics, Suspension, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

cooper 1.5

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Overall a very good sturdy car with a great auto gearbox. I haven't had a problem yet. The countryman is a very practical tool; that has nice controls, access and comfort - along with premium feel. The interior, sound insulation, material quality, construction quality and application are all excellent. As are the driving dynamics and handling. It has good fuel consumption and the auto gear shifts are smooth. The steering is very sharp and the ride is quiet and comfortable on long journeys. The ambience of the interior is wonderful and spacious. The multimedia system and controls are the best I've ever used. There are some negatives though: the quality of the seat material is good but not ergonomic. The air conditioner heats or cools; no more. The exterior paint quality I've found to be poor, as is the headlight lighting and the wipers are noisy. In conclusion: I am very satisfied!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper s

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Best MINI ever! The new 7 speed auto is fantastic and build quality is outstanding. The BMW influence is really beginning to shine through. Apple CarPlay and touch screen nav operation are seamless. The ride is pleasantly firm yet comfortable and the road holding is confident and assured. Inside the car is quiet when driving but there is tyre noise at motorway speed. Great internal layout and controls.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 base model

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Handy ride height and looks alright but that's about all that's good. Since getting mine I've had horrible problems with stop/start - it keeps cutting out and not starting when it should. The workshop had it for three days to get the ventilation fan repaired as it only worked on full blast. The air-con has now failed completely (a year later) and blow strength is terrible. The tadio system is terrible. You can't play media through Bluetooth, the DAB radio always losing reception and the central locking remote is very weak. It also has a very uncomfortable ride in the back.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

cooper s all4 automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
The car has been fairly reliable , i have had no issues in the last 3 years. When i bought it though the rear shocks were worn (dampers)! Since then i have had normal wear (only replaced tyres and brake pads) discs are still original. I do maintenance myself, this to me means oil changes are done the correct way, this engine is known for having problems (timing chain), if you don't monitor your oil consumption ( about 1L/5000km ). The Automatic is maintenance free, don't believe this I recommend every 6/7 years to have fluids changed and flushed by a specialist (not me). I also had it chiptuned, and since then i'm happy with its performance :-) The car is much bigger inside than you'd imagine, it's practical drives quite good for its ridiculous heavy weight! (1550Kg).

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