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BCtiger
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I Can't Get The Key Fob Out Of The Ignition Slot. What's The Problem?

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andrews86
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Is This A Fuse Problem Or Something Else?

My battery went dead unexpectedly. I got one from O'Reilly's and changed it. Now my interiior lights are not working along with the turn signals. The windows won't go up and down and my doors won...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
phillydilly
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Engine Indicator Light Is Yellow And Will Not Go Off And When I Stop The Fa...

Yesterday my engine light came on in yellow and it will not go off. Now the fan on the moter will not shut off when you turn the key off. I do need an oil change, about 2000 miles late. Don't know ...

17 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Ruberk
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2014 Mini Cooper H/t Just Blew Engine With 2600 Miles Has Anyone Had Same P...

Loud pop noise followed by smoke coming from engine and oil all over compartment has any one experienced this problem. Car has been in shop several times for a variety of issue.

60 views with 6 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Bryon Jones
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High Temp Light Followed By Oil Pressure Light

I was driving down the highway and the temp light came on. Pulled right into the gas station and allowed it to cool. Checked fluid and was low. Bought coolant and filled it back up. Started it and l...

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 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.