Bucking the trend of reviewers wondering where the Mini Cooper S Paceman ALL4 fits in automotivedom’s taxonomic ranks, we think we’ve cracked it. It’s a Mini that grew up a bit, for drivers who haven’t quite grown up themselves.
The Mini Clubman is longer, has 3 more doors and rear passenger seats that can actually fit adults, but does that make it better? Neil Johnston of http://OutDrive.ca takes to the roads to find out, in a review that features the first use of the phrase “assless chaps” in automotive history.
For the past week I’ve been humming Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die, the Propeller Heads’ version of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and the Avengers theme. My iPod has even been afflicted with a playlist called iSpy. For this I blame BMW Canada for loaning me the 2007 Mini Cooper S, which I’ve concluded is the near perfect car for a gay super-spy.