MINI Make Overview

MINI Questions

Message From The Seller Tried Clicking The Link You Texted Me And There Is ...

Got a text from car gurus saying I have a message from the seller. When I clicked the link I was taken to varify account. When I did by confirming an email they sent me. I pushed the link in my emai...

Mini Cooper Joystick

The top has fallen off joystick where can I buy a replacement

Exhaust Smoke

If I'm stuck in traffic and the car is idle for awhile, when I accelerate I see whiteish smoke come out. I know it's not normal but the car runs fine. I've stayed on top of the maintenance but no o...

Fan Doesn’t Come On After I Turn Off Car?

After I turn off car, my fan would run for a while, now it doesn’t at all ? Any suggestions what it could be ? Or if this might lead To car over heating?

Fan Doesn’t Come On After I Turn Off Car?

After I turn off car, my fan would run for a while, now it doesn’t at all ? Any suggestions what it could be ? Or if this might lead To car over heating?

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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