TFL Top 5: The best cars I’ve driven this year [Op/Ed]


2 – MINI Cooper Clubman

As a completely practical purchase, MINIs make little sense. Even the Clubman, which is the biggest non-crossover MINI, is still impractical because of its high cost of entry compared to similarly sized competitors. However, it’s hard to drive one for a week and not want one. The MINI’s unique styling inside and out, its quirky ergonomics, its absolutely perfect driving position, and of course its superb handling make it irresistible. With the Clubman, it doesn’t hurt that it has actual rear seat space for adults and space for their stuff in the back.