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Are MINI Coopers Reliable and Should You Purchase One?

Are MINI Coopers Reliable and Should You Purchase One?

Are MINI Coopers Reliable? MINI Coopers are fun to drive, able to zip in and out of traffic with ease and make parking a snap. They’re stylish with countless customization options that embrace their quintessentially retro British vibe. But do they hold up? We repair MINI Coopers in Raleigh and are often asked, “Are MINI Coopers reliable?” and we wanted to take a look at how they hold up, especially compared to similar vehicles. The Background of MINIs The 1956 Suez Canal Crisis led to a massive fuel shortage in Europe, which led to an explosion of small, fuel efficient European vehicles, particularly German “bubble cars,” the Fiat 500 in Italy, and soon, the MINI, which made its debut in 1959. Throughout the 1960s, their popularity grew, and they were used in British film and television. Soon, the world immediately came to associate the MINI with British culture, but by the 1970s, they ... read more

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8 Facts About the MINI Cooper

8 Facts About the MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper is a popular, small-sized vehicle, produced by the British Motor Corporation. Below, we’ve listed some fun and interesting facts about the MINI. 8 Fun & Interesting Facts About the MINI Cooper In 1999, the MINI was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. All 4 members of The Beatles owned Mini Cooper vehicles. The Mini dates back to 1957 and was named for one of the top names in rally racing, John Cooper. The Mini was the first car maker to turn the engine sideways in order to create more room inside of the vehicle. The BMW-owned MINI is a successor to the hugely popular Mini Cooper produced between 1959 and 2000, but is technically unrelated to the original model. The original Mini Cooper was a distinctive 2-door car, designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis. Issigonis’ first design sketch for the Mini was drawn on a napkin in Switzerland. The record for the most people yo ... read more

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