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MINI Questions

happymini05
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My Radio Comes On Every So Often. It May Be That I Accident Ly Got Coffee I...

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RussT66
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75a Fan Fuse

The 75A fuse keeps blowing stopping the fan activating. I overheated last week and the AA replaced the fuse but it sblew again before I arrived home, Any ideas on what causes this fuse to blow and how...

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mrbsa
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Any One With A Bmw Mini Cooper S.can You Advise Of Any Problems I Should Lo...

Thinking of buying a used Mini Cooper S convertible, stick shift. 2005-010. Apart from miles and condition is there anything i should be aware of when buying.

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Wini
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Are The Turbo Charged Mini Coopers Defective?

I was warned to avoid turbo charged Mini Coopers while I search for my next car. Are these valid concerns?

4,080 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
coacho
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Cant Get The Back Hatch To Open

985 views with 16 answers (last answer 3 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.