Posts from ‘Mini’

Dec
12
2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop in Lapisluxury Blue (a $1000 option)

2015 Audi Q5 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 286

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Feb
01
2018 Countryman Plug-In

2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in Melting Silver Metallic (a $500 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 203

Fuel used: 6.5 gallons

Jan
03
Red Bull "Wings Team" Mini Cooper

Red Bull “Wings Team” Mini Cooper

If you’re my age, you may have a few fond memories of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile making its way to your hometown or a nearby burg, replete with a seemingly endless supply of Wienermobile plastic whistles—which in the Sixties and Seventies passed for quality tchotchkes. The big fiberglass sausages on wheels were generally found stationed in grocery-store parking lots, where Mayer staff passed out coupons and whistles to a receptive audience. It was a simpler time.

Nov
06
2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

The group of vehicles loosely referred to as small crossovers is currently the hottest-selling segment in the U.S.

Jun
30
2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 in Island Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 484

Fuel used: 17.7 gallons

Jun
20
Test Drive: 2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman in Melting Silver Metallic

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman in Melting Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 579

Fuel used: 21.3 gallons

Nov
23
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR: Proving that small crossovers are a big draw.

2016 LA Auto Show LogoPerhaps because it’s the first major auto show of the season (and perhaps because it’s set, of course, in California – the tail that wags the fashion dog), the Los Angeles Auto Show often establishes trends later followed at the other major shows.

Nov
17
2017 Mini Countryman S E ALL4

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S E ALL4

LA Auto ShowLOS ANGELES—Mini introduced an all-new second generation of its Countryman subcompact SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2017 Mini Countryman will be offered in the expected Cooper and Cooper S trim levels, and also a new Cooper S E ALL4 model—Mini’s first-ever plug-in hybrid. 

Jul
08
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible in extra-cost Melting Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52016 Mini Cooper S Convertible 

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 265

Fuel Used: 11.8 gallons

Feb
26
2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman

2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman

2015 Audi Q52016 Mini Cooper S Clubman

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Dates tested: 2/01/2016 – 2/08/2016

Miles Driven: 351

Fuel Used: 14.6 gallons