MINI: 2014 Cooper S hatch quick drive

Posted on September 16th, 2014

At the same time as I had the keys to the latest Mini Cooper S in my pocket, I happened upon a documentary from Britain’s BBC as to why the German automotive industry was so Read More

MINI: 2014 Cooper Hatch review

Posted on August 19th, 2014

The Mini is 55 years old, being first produced in 1959. 55 years is the same amount of time as the longest serving UK prisoner, serial killer John Straffen, had served when he died in Read More

Mini Cooper S Paceman 2013 Review

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

With seven Mini model lines available there’s plenty of choice, whether you want classic, small and nimble, or something with more space, like this new Paceman. Despite the Mini’s oxymoronic proportions (it’s not exactly ‘mini’ Read More

Mini Cooper Baker Street 2012 Review

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Whether it’s Sherlock Holmes or Gerry Rafferty, most of you will have heard of the real-life Baker Street, in London. Mini isn’t shy about releasing special themed editions of its cars and with this one Read More

Mini Cooper D 2011 Review

Posted on July 8th, 2011

Back in 1959 when the first batch of Minis rolled off the production line few assumptions followed the unique vehicle. Back then it would have been slightly fanciful to assume that over fifty years later Read More

Mini Countryman Cooper S ALL4 2011 Review

Posted on May 20th, 2011

Mini’s new Countryman has been launched amid serious anticipation and with a tough task ahead. To really succeed it requires people to reconsider everything they know about a brand they instantly recognise and mostly admire. Read More

Mini John Cooper Works 2008 — Road Test

Posted on November 6th, 2008

Ever since that cheeky David cracked Goliath’s head open with a stone and was then so inadequately depicted by Michelangelo we have all been a bit obsessed with size. In particular by examples of small Read More

MINI Cooper Clubman 2008 Review

Posted on June 22nd, 2008

The new MINI Cooper Clubman sits outside the Car and SUV offices proudly showing off a stylized two-tone rump with double cargo doors. It’s a very different rear end to the regular MINI. In fact Read More

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