February 15, 2013:
First view of the Paceman
It was really hard to get a good idea of the cars color, see how different are the three views above!
It was easier to see, and appreciate, the overall shape; the lowering roofline makes the Paceman a lot better looking than the Countryman. I also really liked the rear lights design:
Getting in to the back of the Paceman was surprisingly easy (though no doubt not as easy as the Countryman) – but leg room seemed VERY limited, at least for anyone sitting behind me! Even then, in the back my head brushed the roof, so that roofline presumably is the cause of limited leg room. So get a Countryman if you want to use the rear seats, maybe?
The exterior design of the Paceman is the most interesting MINI I’ve seen for a while – but with a $38,000 price tag, it’s really not a weekend play thing!