2011 MINI Cooper

BMW Recalls Nearly 89,000 MINIs from 2007-2011 For Fire Hazard
BMW Recalls Nearly 89,000 MINIs from 2007-2011 For Fire Hazard

BMW has issued a recall for a wide range of MINI vehicles from the 2007 - 2011 model years. The problem with those units seems to lie in the electronic circuit board that controls the electric auxiliary water pump, which cools the turbocharger. In some cases, that circuit board can overheat...Read More»

MINI manual transmission discount
MINI Tries To Save Stick-Shifts With $500 Discount

Once upon a time, mastering a stick-shift was a teenage rite of passage. Today, though, it's tougher to find rides with manual transmissions, and the allure of the stick seems to be fading. MINI wants to change that by offering customers a discount on select manual models through the month of...Read More»

BMW X5 Parking Fail
What's Your Worst Parking Lot Incident? #YouTellUs [NSFW]

We have an epidemic on our hands: bad driving in parking lots. People seem to either drive too fast, fail to let people back out of spaces safely, or maybe they just think their big bad Suburban can fit in the same spot as that hot MINI Cooper S. Things have gotten even worse with the popularity of...Read More»

2011 MINI Countryman
2011 MINI Countryman: Safe, Sporty, Fun-To-Drive Four-Seater

Who doesn’t love a MINI? Ever since the diminutive MINI came out, eager customers have been snapping them up. MINI’s latest new model, the 2011 MINI Countryman, a compact crossover that easily seats four adults, is attracting even more attention – if that’s possible...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
Sun Sippers: 6 Convertibles With The Best Gas Mileage

At the first hints of summer, after just a few sun-soaked days, it's tempting to put aside all your plans for a sensible new vehicle and instead go for one that tousles your hair a bit. Trouble is, in shopping for a convertible, it's easy to lose sight about what happens come fall, or what you're...Read More»

2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
New Take On “Car Lover”: U.K. Study Reveals Amorous Car Habits

If you’ve ever described yourself as a car lover, you might find the results of a U.K. study quite amusing. Confused.com, one of the U.K.’s biggest price comparison services, surveyed 2,000 drivers and discovered nearly half (47.5 percent) of males said they’d had sex in their...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that don’t break the bank have some excellent choices. These eight fuel-sipping new cars all check in with a base price of less...Read More»

MINI Inspired By Goodwood
The Cadillac Of MINI Coopers: MINI Inspired By Goodwood

If you’ve shied away from MINI because they just didn’t use enough burled walnut and lambswool carpeting in their cars, you’ll want to pay close attention to their display at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2011. MINI has announced the MINI Inspired by Goodwood model, an ultra-luxury...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing replica by Gullwing GmbH
California Dreamin' in My Rearview Mirror

Flashback 1970, Santa Ana, California: Seems like eons ago, but the images are as vivid as a high-resolution, 3D hologram. Yep, Fashion Square as it was known hosted the Concours d’Elegance. After noticing a newspaper ad in the Orange County Register, I told my father about the event, and the...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda, Lexus Tops In Retained Value: New Edmunds Award

If you want to buy a vehicle that will hold its value over the next five years, a new award from Edmunds indicates that Honda and Lexus are the brands to consider. In its inaugural “Best Retained Value” award, Edmunds.com says Honda took top place in non-luxury brand and Lexus won for...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Big Winners In Intellichoice 2011 Best Overall Value Of The Year Awards

Intellichoice, part of the Motor Trend Market Group, recently announced its 2011 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus dominate the list with 11 wins (seven for Toyota and four for Lexus) in 21 categories. Why is it important to look at overall value when shopping...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle
2011 Greenest Vehicles List: A Baker’s Dozen of Diverse Cars

Think you know the greenest cars motoring down the road for 2011? You may be right in some of your picks, but a few others may surprise you. In its 14th annual environmental ratings, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) list of 2011 Greenest Vehicles is a mixed bag of...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Non-Hybrid Cars With Hybrid-Style Fuel Economy

Everyone who drives a gasoline-powered car knows the pain at the pump when gasoline prices soar. But not everyone wants to or is able to purchase a hybrid car or pure electric vehicle for their family transportation purposes. The good news is that there are an increasing number of fuel-efficient...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Edition
NO VIDEO WANTED: Mini Penile Punishment

Anyone with an Internet connection, an RSS feed, or who has a fondness for the bizarre, the sick, and the depraved has certainly heard of the German gentleman who won a Mini Cooper in a contest by having his male member tattooed with word ‘Mini’ while it was broadcast - screams and all...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Five More Hotly-Anticipated New 2011-2012 Cars

Looking ahead to spring and summer – maybe even fall – for some of the new cars debuting at this year’s winter auto shows? Continuing our two-part story on hotly-anticipated new cars, FamilyCarGuide takes a look at five more products from automakers that we can’t wait to sit...Read More»

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