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I Have A 2007 Mini Cooper That Needs A New Engine. Car Has 126k Miles...gr...

Financing,,says They Can't Get Offers For Particular Vehicle

There are numerous cars I have looked at,premqualified but then can't get financing on a car that was really ommened

How Does Payment Work When Selling Car Car

I have a listing if I find a buyer how does it work for payment? Do they pay you and you pay me?

Can Anyone Help Me With A Mini 1.5d Hatchback Engine Management Light Issue...

The EML on my wife's 2016 mini has just turned amber. We bought the car privately about 8 to 10 week ago. The local mini dealer are looking to charge me between £1000 and £2500 to fix this. They w...

How Can I Make My Car Play Music

I just bought a 2010 Mini Cooper S and I can get it to sync to my iPhone for phone use only, no music will play. So I bought the “usb/aux adapter” and that still won’t work. Is there something I’m...

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MINI Overview

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.

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