Tag Archives: Mini

Fixing My Friend’s Mini Cooper S Saved Him $650 But It Took Over 10 Hours And Nearly Ruined Us

When my friend Jeb showed me the $1,500+ repair estimate he’d gotten from his Mini dealership, I told him to hold off on the work. I’d fly to the rescue, arriving in Washington D.C. wearing my oil-covered cape and spandex tights made of recycled serpentine belts, and solve all of his troubles simply and on the cheap.…

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I Tried Fixing My Friend’s Mini Cooper S But I Screwed Up And Now The Car Is Stranded

“A 2015 Mini Cooper. Engine bay might be a bit tight, but there’s no rust, so this job will be easy!” I told my naive self before agreeing to fix my friend’s engine mount. His dealer had quoted him a huge figure for the job and I couldn’t stand by and watch him part with all that cash, not when we could easily do it…

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Ferrari Thinks It Can Stay On Top In Our Electric Future

Ferrari has stabilized over a year after the death of Sergio Marchionne, the UAW is worried about a federal takeover, Tesla shows its first China-made cars, and a lot more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

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Comment Of The Day: Twini Edition

Minis are incredibly cool. That fact is without dispute. In the good old days Mini built an off roady-type Jeep-sorta thing called a Moke, and to make it better off-road the company built one with four-wheel drive and a complete drivetrain at each end.

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The 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Wears A Roundel, But Carries Mini DNA

Another day, another Gran Coupe from BMW. The family grows with the addition of this: the 2 Series Gran Coupe. It comes in two flavors, the 228i xDrive Gran Coupe and M235i xDrive Gran Coupe. Let’s take a deeper dive.

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Nearly 3,000 Recalled Brand New BMWs And Minis Have Just Been Sitting In An Auction Yard For Over Four Years

If, by chance, you may have wandered over to the ADESA salvage yard in Vancouver, British Columbia anytime over the last four years, you would have discovered a field of nearly 3,000 seemingly brand-new BMW and Mini models parked bumper to bumper, just rotting away.

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The 2019 Mini JCW International Orange Edition Is A Fast Pumpkin With An Eye-Popping Price Tag

There is no missing the 2019 Mini John Cooper Works International Orange Edition as it comes down the street. With its flashy orange paint job and checkered graphics, subtle is definitely not in its vocabulary. This is nothing new; the JCWs have been the loud, extravagant performance Minis for years now, with a racing…

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Here’s Some Things You Should Know About Driving the Pan-American Highway

Let’s face it: you never know when you might find a magic tangelo under some litter on the street, bite heartily into it, and find yourself transported to behind the wheel of a car hurtling down the Pan-American Highway. I’d like to help you prepare for such a situation, so it’s quite fortunate that I’m just recently…

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Back to work today, you turkeys!

Back to work today, you turkeys! I don’t wanna hear any complaining, either.

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The 2019 Mini Cooper Oxford Edition Is a Sweet Value for College Grads on a Budget

Done with college? Your hand-me-down 2003 Honda Civic not cutting it anymore? Ready to add some car payments to your crushing student loan debt, like a real adult? If so, Mini’s here with a pretty good offer that won’t break the bank too badly. It’s a fun ride with some nice equipment for under $20,000.

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