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MINI Questions

Where's The Motor Mount That Keeps The Engine From Rocking In 2003 Mini Coo...

My engine is shaking. Where are all the motor mounts and motor stabelizer located ?

Can't Fill Up

I went to fill up my Mini Cooper last night and the gas cap was inexplicably missing. The pump kept clicking off and after several tries gas overflowed. Couldn't fill the tank. ???

MINI Electronics Failed And I Can't Get In

My 2008 MINI Cooper S had an electronic light on for a few weeks but ran just fine. I purchased a computer reader to get the code and find the issue. A few minutes after looking through the codes (P...

Ruff Idol And Car Stalls When I Finish Reversing

Hi My car is ruff idling. We just cleaned my in take sensor. Today when I backed in to parking spot when I stopped my car stalled out.

Buyer Not Responding

After a test drive, the buyer and and I agreed on a price and I initiated the payment/delivery process on CarGurus. The status indicates that you are waiting for the buyer to verify his identify. Th...

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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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