TEST DRIVE: MINI COOPER S COUNTRYMAN
While this version may come with four doors and is slightly longer than usual, you will never mistake it for anything else but a MINI. Its overall distinctive design makes it instantly recognisable. You can personalise the mirror caps and roof according to the body colour or keep it in its original black or white. There are other add ones like roof rails and side scuttles with white indicator lights.
The MINI Countryman has a generous amount of space for passengers, luggage, and then some. The rear bench seat accommodates three people and can be folded for more trunk space.
Driving the MINI Countryman feels like you’re maneuvering a go-kart because of its impeccable traction on any surface imaginable. More importantly, it feels comfortable! The 1.6 litre engine produces a satisfying rumble that proves its power and sturdiness. The MINI Countryman has pretty decent fuel consumption and also comes in a 2.0 litre engine variant.
Its body has been reinforced at strategic points guaranteeing a combination of comfort and protection. It scored a whopping five stars on the Euro NCAP crash test because of its high safety features. It also comes with the standard six airbags, four-disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) system.
An updated classic that’s a great drive. We definitely love this one!
The MINI Cooper S Countryman is priced at RM285,888 OTR excluding insurance.
These are the easiest to deal with provided you take care of it ASAP. Mix 12 cups of hot water, one cup of vinegar, and two teaspoons of fabric soap into a spray bottle. Use a dry cloth to soak up excess spillage and spray your concoction onto the spill.
Use regular white toothpaste, not the gel kind. Rub into the stain and it should disappear.
Wet a cloth with lukewarm water and dab over the stain. Then, mix half a teaspoon of fabric detergent with one litre of cold water and dab again. Lift the cloth and spray with warm water to clean off the soapy liquid. Use a clean, dry cloth and place it over the wet spot. Press down to absorb the excess moisture.
Dab the stain to remove excess ink. Spray hairspray and let it soak for five minutes. Use a fresh, dry towel to wipe. Rubbing alcohol will also work but remember to dab to prevent spreading. A mixture of two teaspoons of salt with one cup of cold water will dissolve the stain. Keep dabbing until the stain goes away.
ALEXALEXANDER SKARSGARD SKAR