Mini more sensible than you might think

The Mini Paceman John Cooper Works isn't perfect, but it's strangely compelling, writes Shane O'Donoghue.

17th March, 2013
The Sport button makes the Mini Paceman John Cooper Works a lot of fun to drive.

It's quite normal at the international launch of a new model for the manufacturer to tick all the options boxes for the cars that are driven by the journalists.

More often than not this means larger alloy wheels than the average buyer will fork out for, which undeniably has a positive effect on the car's appearance (especially in all the glossy photographs that accompany reports such as this one), but the lower profile tyres also...

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