The Truth About Cars » Cooper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Mini Clubman Shows Just How Maxi Brand Has Become http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mini-clubman-shows-just-maxi-brand-become/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mini-clubman-shows-just-maxi-brand-become/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1173890 Mini unveiled its newest Clubman this week and the car, which is one foot longer and nearly 5 inches wider than the outgoing model, is now longer than a Jeep Wrangler. The 14-foot-long four door will be four-inches shorter than a Mazda CX-3 and will sport the Hardtop’s duo of engines for Clubman and Clubman S […]

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Mini unveiled its newest Clubman this week and the car, which is one foot longer and nearly 5 inches wider than the outgoing model, is now longer than a Jeep Wrangler. The 14-foot-long four door will be four-inches shorter than a Mazda CX-3 and will sport the Hardtop’s duo of engines for Clubman and Clubman S […]

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Piston Slap: Run Flat Tires and Parties A, B, C http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-run-flat-tires-parties-b-c/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-run-flat-tires-parties-b-c/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:25:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=920929   TTAC commentator WheelMcCoy writes: Hi Sajeev, With MINIs, fun is directly proportional to repair bills. A couple with a 2009 MINI Cooper S bought an extended warranty which expires in February 2015. They hope to sell their MINI around then, but the run flat tires are worn down to their wear bars. To tide […]

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  TTAC commentator WheelMcCoy writes: Hi Sajeev, With MINIs, fun is directly proportional to repair bills. A couple with a 2009 MINI Cooper S bought an extended warranty which expires in February 2015. They hope to sell their MINI around then, but the run flat tires are worn down to their wear bars. To tide […]

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Vellum Venom: MINI Cooper Hardtop (2012) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/vellum-venom-mini-cooper-hardtop-2012/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/vellum-venom-mini-cooper-hardtop-2012/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=689618 The end of the year, the end of an era for a famous British Marque.  Let’s get crackin’ before the ink on the vellum dries for the (all new) 2014 model. Everyone knows this face, it’s Brand Recognition 101.  Or maybe 202, as the original MINI (the 100% British one) was redesigned even less regularly/extensively […]

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The end of the year, the end of an era for a famous British Marque.  Let’s get crackin’ before the ink on the vellum dries for the (all new) 2014 model. Everyone knows this face, it’s Brand Recognition 101.  Or maybe 202, as the original MINI (the 100% British one) was redesigned even less regularly/extensively […]

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Los Angeles 2013: MINI Unveils 2014 Cooper, Cooper S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/los-angeles-2013-mini-unveils-2014-cooper-cooper-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/los-angeles-2013-mini-unveils-2014-cooper-cooper-s/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:12:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=658490 MINI’s new Cooper and Cooper S aren’t so mini anymore — which is wonderful for the backseat occupants in your life, for starters — but the BMW brand had done its best to maintain the spirit. Under the bonnets are either a three-pot pushing 134 horses out the front gate with 162 lb-ft of torque […]

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MINI’s new Cooper and Cooper S aren’t so mini anymore — which is wonderful for the backseat occupants in your life, for starters — but the BMW brand had done its best to maintain the spirit. Under the bonnets are either a three-pot pushing 134 horses out the front gate with 162 lb-ft of torque […]

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Review: 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman All4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/review-2012-mini-cooper-s-countryman-all4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/review-2012-mini-cooper-s-countryman-all4/#comments Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454503 MINI is the most unlikely successful new brand in America. Why? Because the brand’s “tiny transportation” ethos is at odds with America’s “bigger is better” mantra. Of course, these contradictory philosophies explain why the modern MINI is nowhere near as mini as Minis used to be. Still with me? Hang on to your hats because […]

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MINI is the most unlikely successful new brand in America. Why? Because the brand’s “tiny transportation” ethos is at odds with America’s “bigger is better” mantra. Of course, these contradictory philosophies explain why the modern MINI is nowhere near as mini as Minis used to be. Still with me? Hang on to your hats because […]

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Review: 2011 MINI Cooper S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/review-2011-mini-cooper-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/review-2011-mini-cooper-s/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:49:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405937 Ever since I test drove the original Honda CRX a quarter-century ago I’ve been a big fan of small cars. In everyday driving I’d rather have a small car with limited power than a large car with a lot of it. And yet I’ve never quite connected with the MINIs I’ve driven. Perhaps I just […]

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Ever since I test drove the original Honda CRX a quarter-century ago I’ve been a big fan of small cars. In everyday driving I’d rather have a small car with limited power than a large car with a lot of it. And yet I’ve never quite connected with the MINIs I’ve driven. Perhaps I just […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: MINI’s Growing Family Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-minis-growing-family-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-minis-growing-family-edition/#comments Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358638 MINI’s new six-model lineup gets an early preview, as the Cooper, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster meet up outside MINI’s plant in Oxford, England. The Countryman SUV won’t arrive in the states until February 2011, with the Coupe and Roadster following by six and 12 months respectively.

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MINI’s new six-model lineup gets an early preview, as the Cooper, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster meet up outside MINI’s plant in Oxford, England. The Countryman SUV won’t arrive in the states until February 2011, with the Coupe and Roadster following by six and 12 months respectively.

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