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Posts Tagged ‘MINI’

“I made a vow that I would restore the Elf to its original glory," states the seller.

Any sedan with a long deck lid, or station wagon, can become a pickup. See amazing examples.

The New Zealand license plate survived legal scrutiny, even if the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

These seven models prove that car greatness is still possible in a millennial world.

Thanks goodness for iconic new designs that embrace round headlamps and the pureness of form they embody.

With British mod styling inside and out, the 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman is like no other vehicle on the road. Its tight steering, and zippy twin-turbo engine on the S model, adds to the fun—as long as you don’t hit too many bumps.

At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MINI is kicking 2015 off with a bang. With its official unveiling of the new John Cooper Works model, the British marque aims to up the ante for the premium “hot hatch” segment. Like John Cooper Works models before it, the all-new 2015 variant builds on...

VOTE on our long-term test car! We’ve just returned home from Puerto Rico, where MINI chose to launch its all-new 2014 Cooper Hardtop, and we’ll get to right to the point: This little car is awesome. We like it so much, in fact, that we’ve decided to add one in to our garage for the next year, and we want your help...

Likes:Efficient and peppy new engines Almost limitless configurations Communication savvyDislikes:Odd ergonomic placement of MINI Controller Limited second row spacingGet the popcorn ready, set your 60-inch plasma to Netflix, and dial up The Italian Job to witness one of the finest and action-packed vehicle...

From Sixties Icon, to Uncertain Future, to BMW Purchase By contributing editor Boris Dzhingarov,  founder of What Is SUV In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion started by the Beatles, our commemorative this week relates to great British motorcars from the late fifties and early sixties. The...

MINI John Cooper Works Concept Making its world debut at the North American International Car Show in Detroit, the John Cooper Works Concept is based on the latest-generation MINI. With a longer wheelbase and wider track over the outgoing model, the car’s driving characteristics are sure to be improved. The model...

By James McDonnel When buying a used Mini it is important to know what you are getting. Is it a Classic Mini or a used ‘new’ MINI? In this article we offer a guide to buying a second hand Mini. The Classic Mini The original Mini was designed by Sir Alex Issigonis (1906-1988) way back in 1959. It was revolutionary at...

Stylish, cheeky, and a loyal following define the modern MINI Cooper. Add versatility, instant recognition, and the ability to finesse in and out of major city traffic jams to the equation, and you have the answer as to why we picked the MINI Cooper to be the flagship vehicle for our eBay Now program. Once we decided...

The MINI John Cooper Works GP is billed as the fastest production vehicle the British automaker has ever made. And while it’s certainly swift, the GP stands out for two other equally important traits: minimalism and exclusivity. With a stated 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds, the JCW GP is three-tenths of a second quicker...

eBay Motors Audience Vote on Inventory, Watch Prices Plummet From March 8th to 11th you have the opportunity to weigh-in with your vote in a head-to-head matchup for selecting the four vehicles that will be featured in our latest new car sale, March 14 – 17. Brand new luxury cars will be up for sale on eBay Motors in...

LikesJohn Cooper Works trim available Steering response helps bring more of a “MINI” feel Available All-Wheel DriveDislikesAwkward design Limited rear passenger and cargo space Weight (especially with all-wheel drive) makes Paceman feel sluggishThe 2013 MINI Paceman is the classic ‘answer to a question no one...

Before hybrids and electric cars hit the green car scene, the best fuel efficiency strategy was to downsize. But for decades, opting for a smaller car, in order to go further on a gallon of gas, meant driving an “econobox” — a joyless, stripped-down model with little oomph and even less style. One exception has been...

Bigger, but still a MINI Pros:MINI’s trademark go-kart-like handling is still there Gutsy little turbo engine is up to the task of hauling this bigger MINI around All-wheel drive makes for foolproof all weather performance Unmistakable MINI styling, in a larger sizeCons:MINI’s retro interior styling is an...

WFCS 2.11 MINI Cooper Works at Willow Springs I love the MINI Cooper! I have always owned one and there is nothing that can make you feel this fast on a public road without breaking the law! Fun per pound this is a knockout ride and to prove my point I took the new Cooper Works MINI to the racetrack, where there are...

Getting the news I was going to be driving the eBay Motors car in the final rounds of GRC was awesome, its been fantastic so far this season with the support from Serve and Best Buy but to get eBay as the primary sponsor for the final two races is great. I’m delighted with the look of the car; the wrap and colour...

Ok, so the seller of this ’50 Ford pickup admits that it’s too perfect to qualify as a rat rod, but the influence is obvious and awesome, and the unusual result is totally successful. I love the brutally low stance, super wide Mickey Thompson Sportsmans, minimal chrome and custom lace paintwork on the roof. I could...