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MINI Questions

Over 55 Mph Causes Bad Mis-fire, Turn Car Off And Re-start It Runs Fine.

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Why Did My 2006 Mini Cooper Turn Off

I have a 2006 mini Cooper i was driving and all of a sudden lights on dash turned on and car shut off what could it be

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What Type Of Gasoline Does S Mini Cooper Countryman Require

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Both Rear Windows Do Not Function

Mini Cooper s 2005 convertible both rear windows do not function.. Top goes to sunroof stops . There is no flashing red light but the next step would be for the rear windows to roll down and top to ...

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Seem To Have An Intermittent Battery Drain On My Mini Cooper Hatch 2005, Ba...

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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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