| | The Clubman vs the Countryman
Our two-person household (USA) suddenly finds itself needing two cars. The Mini S hatchback has already been ordered, and for the second car, it's come down to a choice between the Clubman S and the VW Golf TDI. Basic criteria - a more practical back seat option in a small, nimble, economical and preferably European-built package.
The problem is that the Clubman seems almost TOO niche. We have concerns over resale value of the car (it will be bought new) - should we ever need or want to sell it. Our research, test drives, etc indicate that in every way this is the right car for our needs, but the consensus I seem to be getting is that the car is a much poorer seller than average on both the used and new car markets, and that MINI may even discontinue it in favor of the Countryman.
Can anyone confirm that?