2012MINICooper

MINI Cooper

One of the big challenges as an automotive journalist is reviewing cars that you have a personal connection to. I have a strong passion for Minis. My first new car was a 2004 Cooper S, and I still own a 2006 model. It's this affinity that's left me with a general disdain of the 2007 to 2013 model...

- Reviewed by Brandon Turkus

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2012 MINI Cooper
MSRP: $19,500 - $24,950
2011 MINI Cooper
MSRP: $19,400 - $24,850
2010 MINI Cooper
MSRP: $18,800 - $24,250
Mini recalls select 2015 Cooper Hardtops over seats

The new Mini Cooper Hardtop only recently reached the market, but already BMW is having to recall a limited number of the hatchbacks.
BMW 2 Series gets 3-cylinder Mini engine

BMW just keeps lopping off cylinders from its engines and sliding the ever-more-diminutive mills into its models. This spring, Europeans will get some of the automaker's smallest yet thanks to a new entry-level 2 Series that will share a powerplant with the Mini Cooper. The Bavarian company will also introduce a few other tweaks to the compact coupe across the pond.
Watch this Chinese stunt driver parallel park with only 3 inches to spare

Whenever this writer thinks of fancy parking jobs, we go straight to Buddy Love singing Strokin' in a red Dodge Viper he slides into a tiny space in The Nutty Professor. But after watching the video above, we might have to start thinking about Han Yue, who broke the world record for getting into the tightest parallel parking space. The previous record was set in July 2013 by Alastair Moffatt, who had 3.4 inches to spare between his car and those around. Yue used a Mini Cooper at the China Drift
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2010 Mini Cooper
$16,999 / 37,314 miles / NJ
2009 Mini Cooper
$12,999 / 62,190 miles / NJ
2013 Mini Cooper
$24,999 / 5,649 miles / NJ
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"With stability control on, this coupe reminds you of other Minis - talkative steering, taut body motions, progressive brake and clutch feel.
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