If there is one thing that MINI has, it is some serious brand loyalty. Not to mention some awesomely tricked out rides on this year's MINI Takes The States Rally. 00R knows this because he has just received a new batch of photos from Agent001 who's in the field riding shotgun in the all-new Countryman.

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And we've got a ton of great, new things to discuss regarding this new creation from MINI.

But before we get to the juice, 001 wanted me to let you guys know about this hot spot in Vegas, Minus 5. According to our spy, apparently this joint is literally minus five degrees and you are served your drink of choice sportin' a fur coat, gloves and it arrives in a solid ice glass. Props to MINI.

Back to the Countryman.

As 001 had the chance to experience the maxi MINI, he wanted me to relay you some intriguing details about his drive so far. First, 001 has told me that the new Countryman is a great road-trip vehicle that features a very useful and nice interior. Additionally, when on a road trip what is a primary concern? Obviously it is cargo space, which 001 tells me is not a concern in the Countryman.

Here's the kicker: the Countryman obtained over 38 MPG on the road today.

Sounds like there is a whole lot to like about the all-new Countryman, which officially launches on January 12, 2011.

Next stops, Salt Lake City and Grand Junction, Colorado!

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**Note: Did you know that Utah is the largest consumer of green Jell-O in the world?

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