03-14-2011, 08:01 PM
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2011 MINI Cooper S Review
2011 MINI Cooper S Review |
Updated MINI range builds on strengths, ignores weaknesses
Itís new? Are you sure? But it doesnít look new. Then again, MINI hasnít really come up with an original design since the Ďnewí Cooper debuted in 2001. And even then one could argue it was just a modern interpretation of the classic shape.
OK, so the 2011 model is just a mid-cycle refresh. That being said the Cooper, not to mention our more fun Cooper S test car, gets a long list of small upgrades in numerous areas that help add-on more of what the car does best. Unfortunately, MINI has done nothing to address the carís few, albeit important, drawbacks.
Design wise, itís barely worth noting the changes to the Cooper S with adjustments so minute itís even hard to tell this yearís car apart from the 2010 model when parked side by side.
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