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MINI Questions

2008 Mini Settings Drop Or Change Each Time I Start The Car

When I use my key, the radio volume mutes, the time has to be reset and the trip or gas fill up odometer goes to zero. When I use the other key, the radio volume is turned all the way down. I have r...

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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...

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Mini Cooper Countryman 2016 Intake Performance

Is it possible and is it worth to install the K&M air intake performance on 2016 countryman ?

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Whats The Best Convertible Car In The Cold Weather

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Removed Run Flats. Wher Can I Get A Doughnut?

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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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