MINI Questions

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My Car Categorized By You As "OVER PRICED"! What Gives?!?

What's going on guys?!? Showing my car as "OVERPRICED" when it's the lowest GP you listed right now and others that are priced higher listed as fair and good deals...what gives?!? KBB has the rang...

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Mini Cooper Convertible Rear Seat Lock

The Mini Cooper convertible has rear seats that feature a lock on the top of the seat. Turning the lock disables the opening latch inside the trunk. What is the purpose of locking them at all? Can th...

I Have Reached Out To A Dealer In Frederick, MD

I emailed and called with no response. I don't want to drive four hours to find the dealer isn't open it says on the add they are. But I get a voice mail I have let my call back info with no luck ...

PRE APPROVAL FROM CARVANNA DO YOU WORK WITH THEM

I WAS RECENTLY PRE APPROVED THROUGH CARVANNA BUT AT THIS TIME THEY DONT HAVE THE CAR IM INTERESTED IN SO DO YOU ALL WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM OR STRICKLY THROUGH YOU ALL

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.