The specs

The Province - - DRIVING | ROAD TEST -

Type of ve­hi­cle: Front-wheel-drive sub­com­pact two-door con­vert­ible En­gine: Turbo 2.0-L DOHC I4 Power: 228 hp at 5,200 rpm, 236 lb-ft of torque at 1,250 rpm Trans­mis­sion: Six-speed manu­matic (op­tional) Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS Tires: P205/40R18 per­for­mance run-flats (op­tional) Price: $40,240 base/$51,840 as tested Des­ti­na­tion charge: $2,245 Nat­u­ral Re­sources Canada fuel econ­omy (L/100 km): 9.4 city, 7.2 high­way Over­view: Mini’s most frol­ic­some car in con­vert­ible form Pros: Sports car-like per­for­mance, fresh-air driv­ing Cons: Over­priced, espe­cially with op­tions; über-firm ride Value for money: Rea­son­able, con­sid­er­ing one gets both a sports car and a con­vert­ible in one pack­age What I would change: Re­duce op­tion pack­ages to a man­age­able level; rear-view cam­era should be stan­dard How I would spec it: Base JCW with the Es­sen­tial pack­age ($1,000) for the heated seats and the Vis­i­bil­ity pack­age ($800) for the rear-view cam­era

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