Let's go ALL4 for the snow!
2014 Cooper S ALL4 Countryman. 6-speed automatic transmission, upgraded black leather interior, air conditioning, climate control, heated seats, cruise control, double sunroof, LED 'mood lighting', and lots of legroom both front and back seats. Superb concert-loud Harmon-Kardon factory sound system, with hands-free Bluetooth cell phone interface.
To the north we have Stevens Pass, Mt Baker and Whistler-Blackcomb, to the south Crystal Mountain, Mt Hood and Mt Bachelor, to the east world-class powder opportunities from Revelstoke and Big White in the Canadian Rockies to Schweitzer Basin, Big Mountain and Sun Valley stateside -- just to name a few. Turo insurance extends into Canada, so be sure to bring along your passports!
Check out these sample itineraries of some favorite ski destinations from Seattle:
● Whistler Blackcomb: https://goo.gl/xBWUFb
● Mt Bachelor & Mt Hood: https://goo.gl/Gp0pLR
● Crystal Mountain: https://goo.gl/Ey8Blc
● Schweitzer Basin: https://goo.gl/HovsXI
● Big White: https://goo.gl/ftpUKc
Redhot Chili Pepper is a kick-in-the-pants to drive -- turbocharged 180hp all-wheel drive, 6-speed automatic with steering wheel paddle shifters, firm suspension, precise handling, superior acceleration, 18" alloy rims with 35-psi run-flat tires. Split sunroof adjusts with the press of a button.
RCP drinks supreme fuel (91-92 octane) only, and gas mileage is OK -- 27 mpg on the highway, about 300 miles on a tank.
Safety features include dual front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags, electronic stability control, fog lights, low tire pressure warning, speed-sensing steering, four wheel independent suspension, and four wheel disc brakes.
Cargo area is big enough for family weekend trips, but ski or camping gear may require the optional ski rack and/or 'rocket box' luggage carrier. Our family of four recently vacationed in Idaho with a 'softsider' apiece, all of which fit snugly in the cargo area. And with one or more of the back seats folded forward, cargo capacity increases significantly.
Lots of features on the entertainment and communication system -- including SiriusXM, iPod connection, media-device USB port if you'd like to bring your own mp3 tunes on a flash drive, CD player of course, and as mentioned hands-free Bluetooth connectivity for your cell phone. Please note Bluetooth media audio connectivity is NOT supported, but there is a standard 1/8" stereo (aux) jack input, so if you can plug headphones into it, you can play it through the system.
Easy and fun to drive, great long-distance cruiser. If you decide to rent this vehicle and encounter any common 'roadside scenarios', be sure to check the Tip Sheet, located with the Owners Manual in the glove box.
Note ANY pets must travel in an airline transport kennel, NO exceptions! RCP is essentially in brand-new flawless condition, and I can't screen critters or afford an upholstery disaster.