MINI Experts

#1 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
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MINI Questions

Fritodetailer
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Mini Cooper Lights Flashing While The Car Is Off

A few months back I pulled the key out of my car but the dinging was telling me the lights were still on. I didn't think much about it but a little while later, I washed my car and water had gotten...

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jimmiedespain
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Car Storage

My car will be sitting for approx 7-9 months in an enclosed garage. I wanted to know if there is anything else I should be doing to help ensure it will be working fine when I return.

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)
bookworm
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Engine Dash Light Stays On. How Do I Get It Off

I have a mini cooper 2006 and the engine light is on solid. Took it in to Mini dealer and they spent 2 hours diagnosing, and couldn't find any air or oil leaks anywhere. Wanted permission to spend w...

18,509 views with 26 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
Ellen Robinson
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2013 Mini Cooper S Issues

I had to replace my battery in my mini Cooper s, as my car would fail to start and would start goofy. I didn't do the battery registry, after one week of driving it I am getting a warning about ...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)
merving
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2006 Mini Cooper ,,# 3 Injector Stops Firing After About Min After Start Up...

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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.