Posts from ‘Mini’

Jun
12
Mecum Auctions

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

May
26
25 Late-Model Collectible Cars

1985 Buick Riviera Convertible

While styling, performance, and rarity have been the traditional tickets to collectibility, vehicles that offer features—styling or otherwise—that are monuments to their era or simply aren’t likely to reappear also have a shot. It’s why we believe cars of the Fifties are so treasured today; their chrome, tall fins, and sheer mass so perfectly characterized the jet-aged optimism of the time, and it’s almost certain their likes will ever be seen again.

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.