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Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News
Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority] Need a family crossover with 30-mpg fuel economy? We've found four of them for you. [FamilyCarGuide] Three things need to be settled...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»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
A Guerilla Story, But Not Osama

I thought nothing could knock Kate and Prince William’s marriage off the front pages of every media outlet on the planet (except the North Korean Proletariat Daily Bugle), and we thank whatever benevolent force in the universe managed to do it. How many fancy hats could you stand to see...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»

Dr. Kay Segler
BMW's Dr. Kay Segler Returns To MINI

You’ve probably heard the name Dr. Kay (pronounced “Kai”) Segler before; as head of BMW’s M Division, Dr. Segler was instrumental in the creation of BMW’s 1-Series M Coupe. His name and face were all over the internet at the launch of the track-day-terror, which Segler...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Dealerships Lead In Customer Satisfaction

Lexus and MINI are among the brands with the best dealership service. That's according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study—the big annual study that gauges multiple aspects of dealership service after the sale. Overall, Lexus ranked at the top among...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
2012 Mini Lineup Getting Mog Streaming For Songs On Demand

MINI vehicles will likely be the first on the market with audio systems capable of playing specific songs or albums on demand. The music-streaming service, called Mog, allows access to about ten million songs, and it's inking deals to expand into cars (with factory audio compatibility) and into...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
2011 Mini Countryman: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 MINI Countryman has earned an excellent set of crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In fact, the Countryman is rated better than the MINI Cooper and has earned the Institute's Top Safety Pick accolade. The 2011Countryman, a somewhat bigger, taller...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 Countryman
MINI Wants To See Your High-Energy Movement In Locomotion! Contest

MINI has always run unique advertising, contests, and promotional campaigns. The latest contest out of the small automaker is set to continue that trend. MINI is looking for the best interpretation of movement in its Locomotion! contest. The contest's premise is MINI owners and fans always being on...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»

Tires
Rubber Prices Driving Up Cost Of Tires…And Rubbers

If it's nearly time to get a new set of tires, you might want to head out to the tire shop sooner rather than later. Due to a perfect storm of rubber supply issues, storms in Asia further hampering supply, and spiking demand in China and other developing countries, tires are rapidly becoming less...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS
CR: Plenty Of Good High-Performance Tire Choices On A Budget

Many affordable new models today, like the MazdaSpeed3, Mini Cooper S, or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, offer handling and roadholding that's remarkably close to that of much more expensive sports cars. The catch is that they accomplish this with high-performance 'summer' tires that wear faster...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Late summer car sales just weren't what they were supposed to be. New car sales in August were down a little over three percent from July -- historically, an unusual time to see a drop. Many automakers have new 2011 models on dealership lots already, and unsold 2010s to market alongside them. We're...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Today at High Gear Media: Volt, Camaro, Verano, Eos, SRX...Whew!

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt could join the Feds' fleet of vehicles. Now, where to plug it in? Lincoln Bedroom? Perfect. [AllCarsElectric] This afternoon, we'll know for sure if GM will build the 2012 Buick Verano in Michigan, or if it has plans to do something else with the space. Our idea: Burning Man...Read More»

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