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2002-2005 MINI Cooper, Cooper S, And Convertible Models Recalled For Power Steering Loss
2002-2005 MINI Cooper, Cooper S, And Convertible Models Recalled For Power Steering Loss

MINI's parent company, BMW, is recalling MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles -- including some convertibles -- from the 2002 to 2005 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles might lose power steering functionality, making...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper
2014-2015 MINI Cooper Recalled To Improve Crash Protection

BMW has issued a recall for select MINI vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles were improperly constructed and provide less protection for occupants during collisions than is required by law. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop
2005-2008 MINI Cooper (Hardtop, Convertible, And S) Recalled For Airbag Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza following numerous complaints that the car's safety system had incorrectly disabled the front passenger airbag. Now, BMW is recalling more than 90,000 MINI Cooper hardtop, convertible...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop
2014-2015 MINI Cooper Recalled For Weight Misstatement

BMW is recalling more than 13,000 MINI Cooper vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The issue? The cars' stated carrying carrying capacity is incorrect. READ: GM's Total Bill For 2014 Recalls Is $4.1 Billion: What About 2015? The good news is, the problem appears to weigh (sorry) in...Read More»

2015 Mini Cooper S  -  Driven October 2014
2015 Mini Cooper S: Quick Drive

Is the 2015 Mini Cooper S overwrought or just cheeky? Is it a trend-setter or a fashion victim? And does it still continue to build on the heritage of the classic Mini? Those are tough questions, we know. But when driving the Cooper S—the new-generation Cooper S that made its debut this past...Read More»

2015 MINI Cooper 5 Door
2015 MINI Cooper Adds New Five-Door Model

Unless you’re a diehard fan of the MINI Cooper, it probably takes a second or two to differentiate the current design from the previous two generations. That might change a little for the 2015 model year when MINI introduces the new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door. CHECK OUT: What Car Should You...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper S
2014 MINI Cooper Preview

The 2014 MINI Cooper, the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the classic Issigonis design, has been revealed today ahead of its Los Angeles Auto Show debut on Wednesday and market launch in March 2014. Only this three-door 'Hardtop' variant is new for the 2014 model year. Other...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Priced From $24,350

The MINI Roadster is poised to become the most fun you can have in a front-wheel drive, two-seat convertible, in part because it's the only one in the U.S. that we can think of off the top of our heads. Unique market position aside, the Roadster's entry pricing is attractive, starting at just...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper
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»

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
2012 MINI Coupe Pricing Starts At $22,000

Looking to add the new 2012 MINI Coupe as one of your family cars when it goes on sale this October? With prices that start at $22,000 for the base MINI Coupe and top out at $31,900 for the John Cooper Works variant, you get a lot for your money from the newest MINI. The MINI Coupe will be...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 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»

2005 MINI Cooper Hardtop
NHTSA Takes A Closer Look At MINI Cooper Steering Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced an upgraded investigation into some 60,000 2004 and 2005 MINI Coopers, which may have a steering defect linked to three vehicles fires. The NHTSA has reviewed over 500 complaints related to loss of power steering, which can...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»

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 MINI Cooper
To Win A Brand-New Mini Cooper, He Got Tattooed WHERE?

The facts are simple. A German radio station ran a contest giving away a brand-new Mini to whichever listener pulled off the craziest stunt to win. A 39-year-old man, Andreas Muller, was declared the winner after promising to have the brand "MINI" tattooed on his penis. But he didn't get the car...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Polk: Ford Is Number One In 2010 Owner Loyalty, Kia Most Improved

Ford has won yet another accolade: This past year, its buyers are more loyal than those of any other automaker. Overall, 61.8 percent of Ford owners in the market for a new vehicle traded their vehicle for another vehicle from Ford Motor Company. The Ford brand itself was nearly as high, at 60.1...Read More»

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