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MINI Questions

Barb McCarthy
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Why Did I Get The Letters Ps On My Driving Screen? Nothing In My Book Give...

Today, as I drove this morning, the letters PS appeared on the screen in front of me. The book gave me no answer. I need to know what the PS meant. I didn't again appear when I drove home. Thanx.

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gsampson
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Post A Review

Where do I post a review of a recent dealership experience?

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Julien Louage
0

Mini Cooper S 2005 Don't Start.

I have a mini cooper 2005. 2 weeks ago i go to work stoped the car in the morning, at night when i need to go back the car didn't start. i have leave it at work for 2 days. after 2 days i tried to sta...

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BScott55
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Noise From Front Right Corner When I Hit A Bump

When you hit a bump, small or large, the car makes a clunk (you can feel it and hear it) from the front right corner. My buddy is a mechanic (domestics, not imports) we put it on his lift and checke...

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BScott55
5

What Is This Hose/part?

I circled the part in red, it's broken on my mini and I need to know what it is to replace. Thanks!

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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.