The Truth About Cars » Mini Cooper S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Mini Cooper S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Digestible Collectible: 2004 MINI Cooper S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/digestible-collectible-2004-mini-cooper-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/digestible-collectible-2004-mini-cooper-s/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203089 Imagine if we’d had the internet back in the ’60s. Ignoring all other differences that fast, easy communication would have had on a pivotal time in our history, I’m most fascinated by the important stuff, like how it would have affected the way we buy cars. Back then, one could walk into the dealership and check […]

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Imagine if we’d had the internet back in the ’60s. Ignoring all other differences that fast, easy communication would have had on a pivotal time in our history, I’m most fascinated by the important stuff, like how it would have affected the way we buy cars. Back then, one could walk into the dealership and check […]

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Meet The New MINI, Same As The Old MINI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/meet-the-new-mini-same-as-the-old-mini/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/meet-the-new-mini-same-as-the-old-mini/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:17:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=654306   Photos of the re-designed MINI Cooper have been leaked ahead of its debut at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. As you can expect, it looks a lot like the old car. The big news here is an all-new engine for the base car, a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine making 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft […]

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  Photos of the re-designed MINI Cooper have been leaked ahead of its debut at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. As you can expect, it looks a lot like the old car. The big news here is an all-new engine for the base car, a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine making 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft […]

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Mini John Cooper Works GP Absolves The Sins Of Brand Dilution http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/mini-john-cooper-works-gp-absolves-the-sins-of-brand-dilution/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/mini-john-cooper-works-gp-absolves-the-sins-of-brand-dilution/#comments Sun, 13 May 2012 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444158   Has Mini’s over-propagation of vehicles gotten so bad that we’re actually cheering when a new special isn’t a silly two-seater or pseudo-crossover? The Mini John Cooper Works GP may be overpriced, but at least it’s got its heart in the right place. It could do without the gauche aerokit, graphics and pizza-cutter wheels but the “race […]

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  Has Mini’s over-propagation of vehicles gotten so bad that we’re actually cheering when a new special isn’t a silly two-seater or pseudo-crossover? The Mini John Cooper Works GP may be overpriced, but at least it’s got its heart in the right place. It could do without the gauche aerokit, graphics and pizza-cutter wheels but the “race […]

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MINI Turns 10 In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/mini-turns-10-in-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/mini-turns-10-in-america/#comments Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436219 A decade ago, MINI launched in the United States, at a time when gas was cheap and small cars were decidedly not in vogue. The original Cooper has given birth to the Clubman, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster, in a brilliant display of making many lengths of sausage from one pile of meat. MINI hasn’t always […]

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A decade ago, MINI launched in the United States, at a time when gas was cheap and small cars were decidedly not in vogue. The original Cooper has given birth to the Clubman, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster, in a brilliant display of making many lengths of sausage from one pile of meat. MINI hasn’t always […]

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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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