I traded in my beloved MINI today on a 2008 Ford Mustang. It hurt a little bit, because that MINI was a WONDERFUL car, but it was time to move on as the MINI was quickly approaching 100,000 miles, and there were major systems that were due to begin breaking any minute. The Mustang [...]
The driver’s side window on my MINI Cooper has always been a bit temperamental. Most of the time it works fine, but every so often it takes a vacation and will quit working. The last time it happened, the car was going in for service anyway (to fix a cracked coolant overflow) so I had [...]
The MINI got new shoes today (this is the third set of tires on the car in its life). Here’s the history: Pirelli eufori@ Run-Flat (OEM) – Pretty good tires, but they wore really quickly. By 20,000 miles they were done for. One of the four had a persistent super-slow leak (it would take weeks [...]
Throw your body through the air with reckless abandon and try to land in a MINI Convertible. It's the MINI Jump game at: http://www.miniusa.com/?open=jumpgame LET'S MOTOR.
Atlanta MINIs had their second birthday party today at Global Imports. There were lots of nice MINIs to look at, food, fun, and competition. I was entered in the Fine Shine contest but didn't win…no matter, it was incentive to get the car washed and waxed and really looking nice. Global had several MINI Convertibles [...]
I added boot stripes to my MINI the other day. They carry over the bonnet stripes (on the hood) onto the tailgate. Looks pretty nice, if I do say so myself. Of course, I'm good friends with the fellow who installed them. Note the new license plate, too. This was ordered back in September, 2003, [...]
Well, this can't be good. My car has a low tire pressure warning light (shown here) because it has runflat tires and you can't tell by looking at them if they're low. This afternoon, the warning light came on, indicating that one of the tires has lost pressure. I've looked, but I can't find any [...]
More pictures of the Atlanta MINIs Fall Drive to Chattanooga.
Atlanta MINIs did a drive up to Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain today. We had a great time, and as usual, it's always a blast to see a bunch of MINIs all lined up…this time we had 36 MINIs and 4 Miatas along for the ride. (If you're interested in joining Atlanta MINIs — it's free [...]