MINI


This British Marque is famous for its small cars that haven’t changed very much since the original. A cult car with a strong devoted following, MINI now produces premium as well as economy variants of its cars. Models to watch: MINI Coupe, MINI John Cooper Works GP


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Top 10 Cars With the Best-Sounding Engines

Top 10 Cars With the Best-Sounding Engines

It’s hard to beat the noises a well-designed, high-performance engine makes; experiencing this is of life’s great pleasures, especially when it isn’t adulterated by restrictive exhaust systems or synthesized bullshit piped through a vehicle’s speakers.

Small Cars Struggle in Latest IIHS Crash Testing

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Top 10 2014 Total Quality Index Vehicles

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April 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

April 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a…

Top 10 Cars of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show

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2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Announced

2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Announced

The folks at Kelley Blue Book have released their annual Brand Image Awards. The study, now in its seventh year, honors automakers for excelling in certain areas. Categories include things like best performance brand, most refined brand and most trusted brand. Overall there are 13 winners and the results may surprise or even appall you….

March 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

March 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

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