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I've been wondering about some of the reviews too. My experience coming from a moderately modded R52 Cabrio is much more positive. IMO, the Clubman drives smaller than it is. It is quieter in the cabin so you don't get all that "I'm going fast" noise feedback but I really have to watch it in town and I have much more acceleration in 6th gear on the freeway. I can toss it around too if so inclined. I'm still trying to keep it low key for another few hundred miles for the break-in so I haven't really pushed the braking/acceleration yet. But it feels like a MINI to me. Daughter who drives a R56 S thinks so too.
 

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Haven't switched off the DSC yet so don't know. But I'll give it a try and let you know. A road with decent curves and little traffic is rarity here especially during tourist season. Thanks to the snowbirds, I can tell you the JCW brakes are effective.
 

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I have the sports suspension. Only spent limited time with the S but my impression is that the sports suspension is notably more firm. You can feel the road imperfections but it is not nearly as harsh as my R52 or R56 with standard suspension and no runflats. Handles very well.
 

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Yes there is coat hooks by the "oh ****" handles above the windows of the rear seats.

I have the split rear seats with the armrest. I really don't think the "middle seat" is that functional except maybe in an emergency. The fold down armrest has two cup holders which is nice.
 

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Sounds like a great deal. I think you are going to be very pleased.

On another note, I wish to apologize for using the term "oh ****" handles. That is the term we used where I grew up; "you can take the boy out of the Midwest but not the Midwest out of the boy." I should have used the proper term "manual rear passenger lateral movement stabilization safety feature."
 
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