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First Drive
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.

Recalls
Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw

Mini is recalling 91,800 hatchbacks and convertibles due a potentially malfunctioning sensor that may fail to deploy the front passenger airbag in the event of a crash.

Spy Shots
Mini prepping new John Cooper Works convertible

Mini has never offered a John Cooper Works version of its convertible model before, but that looks like it's about to change, judging from this latest prototype spotted undergoing cold-weather testing in snowy Scandinavia.

Report
Mini sued over CVT failures. Again.

A group of Florida plaintiffs have come together to file a class action lawsuit against Mini. Their issue is with the reliability of the Continuously Variable Transmissions in first-generation Cooper hatchbacks from 2002-2006 and in Cooper Convertible models from 2006-2008. A cursory web search on the matter returns plenty of results from

Poll
Is the Mini brand big enough for two convertibles?

When we first drove the Mini Roadster barely a month ago, we couldn't help but feel that it had, essentially, usurped the place that had until now been taken by the Mini Convertible. The Roadster is, after all, sleeker, more stylish, that much more fun and – for some reason – even a little cheaper ($600 lower MSRP) than the four-seat cabriolet. But does that leave the Convertible

Official
UK prime minister Cameron drives two-millionth Mini off the line

Ten years ago, the dormant Mini brand was revitalized when BMW launched a redesigned and altogether more modern Cooper. A decade has gone by, and earlier this week, Mini just built its two-millionth vehicle. It came in the form of a Cooper convertible wearing special paint on the outside and interior extras available only on this specific car.

Rumormill
Mini announces engine enhancements ahead of 2011 redesign

2010 Mini Cooper - Click for high-res gallery

2010 MINI Cooper JCW Convertible tipped for Geneva

Click above for a gallery of the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible

Detroit 2009: MINI Cooper Convertible chills out

Click above for a high-res image gallery of the new MINI Cooper Convertible

MINI dealers abroad asked to create separate stores

Click above for our John Cooper Works MINI and Clubman high-res gallery

New MINI Convertible to debut in Detroit

Now that the very last of the first-gen convertible MINI Coopers has officially rolled down the assembly line, all eyes turn their attention towards the new R57 model. There are some undisguised spy shots floating around, though all but the most die-hard fans would be hard-pressed to spo

Final first-gen MINI convertible rolls down the line

Click above for high-res gallery of the MINI Cooper Convertible Sidewalk

Happy Birthday! MINI Turns 5

On July 7, 2001, MINI was born.