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2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month. It’s just that... read more

March 3, 2016 by -
 
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... read more February 5, 2015 by


 
J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index

J.D. Power: Mercedes-Benz, MINI Are Tops In Customer Satisfaction (Acura, Mitsubishi? Not So Much)

Earlier this week, we talked about the many ways that dealers can ruin the customer experience -- often by hounding consumers for good ratings on surveys and social media... read more November 14, 2014 by


 
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... read more November 12, 2014 by


 
2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an... read more July 30, 2014 by


 
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... read more June 11, 2014 by


 
J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Drops For The First Time In Over 15 Years

America's auto industry has been on a roll recently, boasting stronger sales, better-built cars, and higher approval ratings from customers. That makes J.D. Power's latest... read more February 13, 2014 by


 
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG options package

Will You Rent Options & Upgrades On Your Next Car?

Computers have become integral parts of our everyday lives. Whether they're sitting on our desks, in our pockets, or on our wrists, we've become increasingly dependent on... read more January 21, 2014 by


 
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... read more November 18, 2013 by


 
J.D. Power 2013 Sales Satisfaction Study

Jaguar, MINI Top J.D. Power's 2013 Sales Satisfaction Study, Chrysler Brings Up The Rear

It's that time again: time for J.D. Power's annual Sales Satisfaction Index Study, which measures customer satisfaction at dealerships across the U.S. Last year, Lexus and... read more November 15, 2013 by


 
Car shopping

Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the... read more March 6, 2013 by 3


 
2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport

Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come... read more February 27, 2013 by 3


 
J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study

J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Are Tops In Sales Satisfaction

Earlier today, we discussed how a range of factors affect customer satisfaction with new automobiles. Included in that mix is the sales process, which begins with shoppers... read more November 29, 2012 by 1


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda Mazda6, Fisker Received New Funding, Toyota iQ EV: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we checked out the electric car you'll never see and we spotted the 2014 Infiniti G37. We talked about the Paris Auto Show and Fisker received... read more October 1, 2012 by 0


 
2011 Dodge Durango Crew

Dodge Recall, Drunk Driving, Fisker Atlantic: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric minicar and Fisker talked to us about its future models. Dodge recalled the 2013 Durango and Chrysler... read more August 21, 2012 by 0


 
2011 MINI Paceman concept

2013 MINI Clubvan, Paceman May Be Followed By Two New Models

When BMW brought the retro-styled MINI to U.S. showrooms in 2001, it was an instant hit with shoppers, but the car had its share of critics, too. "Yeah, it's a nice, modern... read more July 16, 2012 by 4


 

 
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