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The 2016 Mini John Cooper Works May Be Worth It For The Noise Alone

When you buy into a Mini John Cooper Works, you’re in for three things: speed, noise, and discomfort. The previous generation Mini Coopers were never known for their ride quality, but the JCW models ramped up the hardcore even further, providing lots more fun if you were willing to put up with some rough edges. So… » 5/08/15 9:24am 5/08/15 9:24am

Your Ridiculously Awesome MINI John Cooper Works Wallpaper Is Here

Most car wallpapers feature sweeping vistas and wide shots of the cars. You can take in the majesty of the entire vehicle and see the way all the pieces come together. But today, we’re losing the forest for the trees. When you focus on a beautiful detail, you start to appreciate a car’s lines in a new way. » 4/12/15 3:40pm 4/12/15 3:40pm

Comparison Test: Original Mini vs. Original Hummer

I recently had the opportunity to drive an original Mini back-to-back with my original Hummer. This was a very unusual experience, and it felt a lot like that scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks is floating through the ocean on a raft made of sticks until he's rescued by a cargo ship the size of greater Baltimore. » 3/18/15 3:15pm 3/18/15 3:15pm

The Nine Things You Learn Driving Minis At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In 1961, Jack Brabham paved the way for rear-engined race cars when he finished ninth overall at the Indianapolis 500 against more conventional front-engined racers. The car was a Cooper-Climax T54. It's kind of fitting then that the car that bears the Cooper name today has its driving school at the Indianapolis Motor… » 12/19/14 1:11pm 12/19/14 1:11pm

The 5-Door Mini Cooper S Is Better On A Track Than You Think

It's bigger, but is it better? That's been the big (pardon the size pun, they're hard to avoid) question about the new Mini Cooper S. I think it's better in most ways, but the size increase and that face are kind of bummers. Turns out that even with two more doors, it's still one of the best hot hatches out there. » 12/16/14 10:20pm 12/16/14 10:20pm

Government Assholes Publicly Crushed This Mini For Violating Import Law

Assholes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security took a break from their busy schedules of snorting coke and having sex with prostitutes in Colombia and fondling children at airports on Thursday long enough to publicly destroy an imported Mini at a New Jersey junkyard. Hey, fuck you guys! » 12/12/14 11:46am 12/12/14 11:46am

Mini Could See A Big 'Brand Shake-Up' Soon

More than a year ago, we reported that executives at Mini came to the conclusion that they make too many variants. Even more recently, a board member said their lineup may be trimmed to four or five core cars. Now we have even more evidence of a brand shakeup at Mini, but it's one that could include... um, even… » 9/12/14 10:24am 9/12/14 10:24am