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carolinegirl
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Cooling Fan Won't Stop

The car is parked in the garage all night and when I start the car in the morning for a minute and shut it off, the engine yellow light is on and the cooling fan won't stop running for 5 minute after ...

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Bill Edge
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Located A Dealer On This Website And Purchased A Car But Went Through Our U...

Located a vehicle/dealer on this website but then utilized a buying service we have to acquire the vehicle. I would like to leave feedback. How do I proceed?

6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Fidgetgw
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I Had My Mini Checked Today And The Code Is P0456. Does Anyone Know What Th...

Just bought this car 2 months ago. Lots of carbon on the tailpipes and I don't know what that means.

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Kyster07
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Power Steering

I was test driving a 2003 Mini Cooper s yesterday and have one question, never driven a mini before but when I started it up and started driving the power steering didn't seem like it was working,...

9 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
begzade
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How To Change Fuel Pump Of Mini Cooper Clubman ?

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

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.