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Suzi Helton Rose
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How Long Does It Take To Remove Head On 2007 Mini Cooper

How long would it take and what should it cost to do a tear down on a mini cooper

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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.

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bobbogner
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2005 Mini Cooper P2097 Code

Hello, the check engine light comes on and the code is P2097 fro post catalyst fuel system trim too rich. I just put a new catalytic converter/manifold on it and cleared the codes and it still comes...

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Ayelet
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Looking For Solution For Siting To Close To The Steering Wheel To Reach The...

Just bought a new Manuel Mini one. For being able to reach the clutch I head to sit very close to the steering wheel which is very discomfort in the whole siting experience . Do you have a solution ...

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Karen Lynn
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In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy; How Can I Tell If A Car Has Water Damage?

I am looking for a used mini cooper clubman with automatic and low milage. I want to make sure the in no water damage.

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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.