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#4 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [eldaino]
Jun 29, 2007 (3:47 pm)
The backseat will still not be that roomy. It will go from near useless for adults in the current Coopers, to cramped, but ok for short trips in the Clubmans.
You will also have a bit more storage space behind the backseat so more than a briefcase will fit behind rear seat passengers in the Clubmans.
There should be quite a bit more usable space with the rear seats folded down.
#5 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [jaxs1]
Jul 02, 2007 (9:13 am)
If they don't aren't giving us Tier2 Bin5 or Blutec diesel in the Clubman------I don't want it.
#6 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [feliciatwo]
Jul 02, 2007 (11:36 am)
ok? no one is making you buy it.
my wife saw the pics that were posted; she thinks is a substantial difference between this and the mini; she was ok in the backseat of the mini, this will at least offer good space for small children and car seats.
#7 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [feliciatwo]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:01 pm)
I like the idea of a small BlueTec diesel - the larger Clubman could do better for mileage than the regular gas 1.6!
If not, then tier2 bin5 would be my next choice.
#8 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [nippononly]
Jul 12, 2007 (3:56 pm)
Can't really make out in the photo, but is that a 3rd door (suicide door) on the passenger side only?
#9 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [nippononly]
Jul 12, 2007 (7:22 pm)
A diesel for the US will be coming out sometime between 2012 and never.
Honda is already talking about a diesel that won't be here until 2010 http://www.digg.com/environment/Honda_to_bring_diesel_V6_to_U_S
and BMW Mini hasn't even reached the "talking about it" stage yet. In that case, it is a really long way away before you see a US spec diesel Mini of any kind.
#10 of 120 Re: 2008 Mini Clubman [bodble2]
Jul 12, 2007 (7:25 pm)
Yes. It is like the rear seat access door on the Saturn coupes.
Jul 20, 2007 (10:18 am)
will the clubman be a few hundred more than the base cooper? because the edmunds article said something about being more of a utilitarian and practical car than the back to basics 2 door hatch.
if there is a signifiant price jump however, my wife would still consider a base 2 door. (we are interested in the base clubman)
#12 of 120 Re: price? [eldaino]
Jul 20, 2007 (11:30 am)
But I wonder if an utilitarian and practical MINI is an oxymoron? And if they do manage to make it practical, would it still fulfill the MINI mantra?
#13 of 120 Re: price? [bodble2]
Jul 23, 2007 (11:56 am)
Well, the old Mini Clubmans sold pretty well. Tradesmen would use them in England when I lived there long ago. I think it will still fulfill the Mini mantra. It will only be a little bigger, the biggest difference will be the van-style rear doors.