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dmoore9344
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I Have A 2003 Mini Cooper S And My Driver Side High And Low Beams Are Out. ...

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Jackson_36
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Trying To Put A Car On The Site But Not Getting Very Far!

it would let me get pass the trim question even tho I can't pick it cause it's not highlighted how do I get passed that so I can post my vehicle on the site?

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yellownicnak
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What Is The Engine Warranty For A 2010 Cooper S?

I bought one 2nd hand from the dealership less than 18 months ago and been hit with a 58k AED repair cost (over 10k GBP), being in the middle east also means I am concerned that I am being ripped o...

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cjconley1217
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I Have A 2008 Mini Cooper. The Liftgate Keeps Opening By Itself. What's T...

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Evelyn675
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Why Did My 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop S Blow An Oil Gasket????

While traveling at 50 miles an hour my warning lights came on about low oil pressure and that I should slowly pull over and turn engine off. I did so, and saw white smoke coming out of the hood. I o...

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Older MINI Models

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MINI History

For years, only those outside the United States of America were able to experience the Mini. Minis were perfect cars for the tight, fast streets of Paris or London. Those of us stuck in similarly designed cities such as Boston or New York might lament the lack of a small vehicle, and some of us even shipped them over. Then Mini decided to share its products with us.

But first, some history: Minis rolled off the line for the first time in 1959. Designed to have a bubble-like body, the cars were small enough to be "parallel parked" perpendicular to other cars (i.e., nose to sidewalk). The cars had sliding windows, enabling maximum storage in its smaller back seat. The valuable space where the window cranks would have been could be used for parcels or passengers' knees.

The car saw success through much of the latter half of the twentieth century. In 2000, they became part of BMW and the "new MINI" was introduced (note the change to all capital letters). This acquisition had the Mini showing up in all kinds of places, including the movies ~~The Bourne Identity, The Italian Job,~~ and ~~Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.~~

Today, the MINI Cooper is available in the United States and throughout the world. Coopers are much beloved for their small size and ability to drive nimbly through traffic and maximize tight city parking. The near-opposite of the behemoth SUV's of today, the MINI is a popular car among a wide group of enthusiasts. Some of the classic Mini drivers shun the new MINI, yet grudgingly admit the car retains many of the ideals of the original.