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MINI Questions


I Have A 2004 Mini Cooper S And The Air Conditioner,rear Defrost And The Re...

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09 Mini Cooper Convertible

So my mini has this silly timer for the convertible. Has anyone or does anyone know if I can change that out for a turbo boost gauge?

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Mini Cooper 2010 Tire Issues

I have a 2010 Mini Cooper and this morning all the indicator for low pressure in all the tires came on at the same time. Even though 2 weeks ago I filled one of the tires.

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Green Button

On the left side of the steering wheel, on the dash is a green button but I do not know what it turns on or off. Any clues?

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I Have Recieved Around 12 Emails From People Interested In My Car. But Afte...

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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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