04-18-2013, 04:33 PM
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Total Cats: 316
I considered a CX5 before it was officially releasd.
Then I did "math"
My well-equipped mini: 33,500
equivalently loaded CX5 with no manual transmission option: 32,200
mpg: 25/31 MINI vs. 25/32 CX5
power: 181/177 MINI vs. 184/185 CX5 (I dont think they had the 2.5 last year?)
weight: 3208 MINI vs 3532 CX5
0-60: 6.8 MINI vs. 7.8 CX5
I really wanted to like the CX5 as a cheap option but I dunno... it just fails to live up.
I've had no issues with my Countryman. Except maybe lack of crap space but then I hate crap so...
It fits four full size adults my size (6' x 185 lbs) very comfortably. it can fit a fifth (or child seat) with some compromises.
it handles like it defies physics. I got the sport suspension naturally. It has a similar electronic rear diff setup as the GTR. it is 50/50 AWD by default and transitions to fully FWD as you increase speed--I think it's FWD fully somewhere around 80mph.
Anyway, I am very happy with it. Did I mention it has a turbo? You know what they say about those and kittens.