Thanks. Compared to the Mini Countryman the ride is a lot better and more relaxing. It is probably one of the nicest rides of all the cars I have owned. It glides over bumps and is very smooth when accelerating. It must be better as the dog stands up more now in the back, which she never used to in the Mini for the fear of getting thrown about.Hello from NZ, your car looks so greattt. Have you ride it? How do you feel?