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Available MINI Models
High Octane Fuel On Mini Cooper?
Hello, please could somone advise why BMW reccomeded high octane fuel for mini coopers? For context I should note that the manual recommends high octane or premium fuel, it does not note the octa...
09 Mini Check Engine Light With Reduced Power. Help
I have a 2009 Mini and this morning the yellow half filled check engine light came on, the car has reduced power ( Gets up to 15mph with the gas pedal to the floor) It was just fine yesterday but tod...
I have a 2009 clubman mini cooper. It has 75k miles on it. Check engine light comes on and the code show p300- p304. I changed the spark plugs and ignition coils. I cleared the codes and the check ...
Mini Cooper County Man 2012 The Half Yellow Engine Light Turn On But Then A...
I Have Tried To Contact The Last 2 Persons Intrested In My Mini.they Have N...
Older MINI Models
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.