Automobile Magazine drives the Clubman and finds a lot to like along with a few areas where it doesn’t quite live up to the coupe. Here’s an excerpt:

>Overall, the Clubman doesn’t feel that different from a normal Mini. The extra length and wheelbase manifest themselves in slightly better high-speed stability, and ride comfort has been improved a bit over the standard car, but little else stands out. The rear seat is roomier but still slightly claustrophobic, the chassis is ever-so-slightly less willing to rotate in tight switchbacks, and rear visibility — owing to the thick C-pillars and the central post created by the twin rear doors — stinks.

[ 2008 MINI Clubman ]