Daily Archives: December 4, 2010


collectible of the day: LET’S LEARN. August 2002 CD

LET'S LEARN. August 2002 CD cover

LET'S LEARN. August 2002 CD disc

This early dealer training CD-ROM is from MINI USA and marked LET’S LEARN. August 2002.  It is a companion CD to the MINI-NITTY GRITTY 2002 booklet.

On the CD-ROM is a fully interactive multimedia rundown of all aspects of the MINI (see MENU screen below).  Each topic is explained with sound, text, graphics, and video (view sample).  At the end of each section is an interactive quiz.

The back cover states “For use within the MINI Organization only / Date of issue: August 2002”.

LET'S LEARN. August 2002 menu


Car and Driver: Countryman Short Take Road Test

2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Car and Driver just published their Short Take Road Test on the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4.  They were moderately impressed:

Mini’s Countryman defies easy categorization. It’s too small for an SUV, too large for a Mini. It’s a big Mini, possibly a Medium. Mini doesn’t call it the Medium but doesn’t seem to want to call it the Countryman, either. “Countryman” appears nowhere on the outside of the thing, and the official ­designation is Mini Cooper Countryman, as though Countryman were merely a variation on the Cooper, like the Clubman.

The full article will appear in the February 2011 issue of Car and Driver.

Read the article “2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 – Short Take Road Test“.