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MINI Questions

Light Strip Above Rear Cargo Doors

There is what appears to be an LED strip light recessed above the rear doors. It is factory, not aftermarket. I have tried everything I can think of to find a switch, or an automatic "ON". No luck. ...

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Fan Stays On All The Time And Goes Off 10mins After Car Is Turned Off

Fan stays on high all the time even when car has been turned off what could be the problem gives off after about ten minets

Where To Get Keys Made

Other than going to the dealer, where can I get a spare key made for my mini cooper?

MINI COOPER S (Engine Check Light)

S61234 Error code - what is this code How can I fix it

MINI COOPER S (Engine Check Light)

2010 Mini Cooper, the computer error is ECM Engine Control Module DNE/DDE what's is this error and how can I fix it

Older MINI Models

MINI E MINI Roadster

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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