I agree! I get tired of reading negatives about the rear doors. This sort of thing is what makes MINI special! Remember the 1963 Corvette split window coup? They dropped the split window in 1964 & now guess which model everyone wants! But, that was for style, the Clubman is about function/practicality!...The repeated'barn door bar restricts rear visibility' comment annoys me too .a bar down the centre mmmm seen far worse try a citroen ds5 for eg and you simply look either side,no big deal at all and i much prefer the way they open to a hatch.
This JCW Clubman is a really cool car & the extra length means it will be easier to put on a lift! lol!