MINI Make Overview
Available MINI Models
Mini Cooper Hesitation On Acceleration
Mini hesitates on acceleration. Dealer says that normal for a CVT. Seems odd. Could it be something else?
How To Change Spark Plug Wires On 2009 Mini Cooper
how to change spark plug wires on 2009 mini coopper
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Is there a way to stop listings that don't have a price? I don't want to waste my time calling dealers who think I am going to call 10 or 15 times to ask about prices. There are too many other fis...
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What are these lights for? They are on the dash right of the tach. Sometimes the bottom red light will come on, flash and chirp. Does it have to do with the 6 speed shifting? air bags? brake fl...
Older MINI Models
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.