Originally Posted by RocGuy
I was considering a Mini Countryman too. In fact I looked at both that and the X1s again today. I've had 2 Minis in the past so familiar with them, but thought the bigger Countryman might be what I want.
The Mini seems cool and and fun and quirky. The X1 still seems cool and fun, but definitely more of a grownup car. A real car. As someone that's about to turn 40 I think I'm due for a grownup car.
I think I'm going to make myself drive both just to be sure, but I'm already 98% sure I'll be ordering myself an X1 next week.
The countryman drives horrible, it reminded me of the Nissan Qashqai we had. Terrible understeer, terrible bodyroll in corners, terrible drivingposition, rear seats are not as spacious as the X1 and the boot is small. Can't match the normal Mini.