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Best new cars and trucks for college grads

It's graduation time! We've compiled a list of the best new vehicles the parents of a recent college grad should consider for their newly grownup child.

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2016 Mini Cooper Convertible First Drive

Sometimes, buying on a budget isn't so bad.

Conventional gearhead wisdom says to go for the biggest, most powerful engine. The Cooper Convertible isn't a conventional car.

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Fun and interesting used cars for under $10,000

What would you pick if you had 10K to spend on a new-to-you vehicle?

If you're in the market for a nice used car but have a limited budget, check out this list of interesting vehicles for $10,000 or less.

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2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible First Drive

A whimsical yet sporty package for coastal types everywhere.

Under the more bulbous sheetmetal is a torquey, tractable engine in a package that's perfect for the discerning sun-seeker.

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2016 Mini Clubman First Drive [w/video] [UPDATE]

More Maxi, More Mini

The Mini Clubman may be more versatility and comfortable in its second-generation, but it still features the kind of endearing traits driving fans love.

Customer satisfaction scores rank every automaker in the US

The American Customer Satisfaction Index finds that automobile brands fell, on average, 3.7 percent to 79 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2014.

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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop Video Review

Join us as we drive Mini's newest hot hatch around hilly Connecticut and New York state.

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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop First Drive [w/video]

Maniac Gone Mainstream

The Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop used to be wild, unruly, and raucous. This new car gives all of that up for more power, more composure, and a Baby BMW vibe.

Our Picks For The Best $10,000 Used Cars

Shopping For A Used Car But Have A Limited Budget? We Have Good News

If you're in the market for a nice used car but have a limited budget, check out this list of interesting vehicles for $10,000.

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2014 Mini Cooper S

Striking The Balance Its Predecessor Never Could

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 relative to my first-gen.

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2014 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman All4

Turn A Cool Little CUV Into A Mess For Just $7,000

The standard Mini Countryman is a bit of an odd duck against the backdrop of 'normal' small crossovers like the Mazda CX-5 and the Ford Escape, but I sort of get it. Apply the same winning Mini formula to a CUV, and you get a smaller-than-average entry in the segment, one that is far more entert

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2014 Mini Cooper

More Mini Than Ever Before

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone from Mini refer to 'go-kart-like handling,' I'd be retired, living on a beautiful piece of coastline somewhere in the Caribbean. Perhaps even on the shores of Puerto Rico, where Mini chose to launch its latest Cooper and Cooper S hatchbacks. As with so many frequently used phrases, though, there is indeed some truth to the cliché – while the Mini C

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