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MINI Questions


Mini Cooper Iphone Cable Too Short

I paid almost $100 for a cable to connect my iPhone to my 2013 Mini Cooper S Convertible. I want to be able to use my phone as a GPS while it is connected but the cable is so short. Can I get a lo...

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Elena Catherine

Mini Cooper S 2008 6 Speed Has The Yellow Check Engine Light On All The Tim...

My Mini Cooper 2008 has the yellow check engine light on - current mechanic cannot figure out what is going on with the car. Any ideas?

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Have Flashed Ecm But Code From 2012 Keeps Coming Back..po128

They say i need a new do i know this code won,t come back. Not sure why it keeps coming back

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Geri Laycock

Replaced The Hpfp On 2011 Countryman S All$4 And Now The Windows, Turn Sign...

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How Do I Submit A Dealer Review?

how, and where do I go to submit a review on a dealer?

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Older MINI Models


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.