But with a longer wheelbase and more space for people and stuff comes more weight, a trait which does dynamics no favours. Can Mini retain the Cooper’s go-kart-like handling in a bigger, more conventional package?
Alex Dykes’ video review of the 2016 Mini Clubman is the most detailed and thorough on YouTube. Here’s the next 25 minutes of your Saturday.
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