Best year Clubman?
I've been shopping for a Clubman for several months. 2013/2014 with warranty left; manual trans; base or perhaps an S model. I'm in no hurry and trying to buy one right - I've made a few offers. One on a 2014 yesterday - we'll see.
This would be a spare car for us: weekends, maybe an occasional trip.
Any recommendations on features to get/avoid? I've been focused on a base model from a reliability standpoint (and I have another car if I want to go fast). Pros/cons 2013 vs 2014?
A few friends have (or have had) them. There seems to be a love/hate relationship eg. one friend got 100K+ without any extraordinary problems; another sold his after 10K trouble-filled miles.
A friend with a BMW loves his Mini but suggests the Austria-built Paceman or Countryman.