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Classic CarsMini Shorty: When the Classic Mini Isn’t Mini Enough
Ever heard of the Mini Shorty? This model does not officially exist. Rather, it’s the nickname given to the original Morris Mini by fans who deem it too big and wanted to do something about it. The result is almost cartoon-like, as evidenced by some of the examples that are …
Test Drives2022 MINI Cooper: Refreshed and More Mature
The MINI is an electrifying little car, especially in John Cooper Works trim. And since 2020 it’s just plain electric, what with the addition of the zero-emission Cooper SE . It’s a major shift for a brand so steeped in history, yet only the beginning: the last model with a …

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New ModelsThis is the Next-Gen MINI Cooper You Weren’t Supposed to See
Fresh from a significant update for the 2022 model year, the MINI Cooper is already looking at the next generation. Camouflaged prototypes have been spotted on a few occasions, but this time the car has been fully exposed. To be clear, we’re still talking about a prototype (of what appears …
NewsThree Used Cars With Unusual Turn Signal Problems
In partnership with Otogo.ca When was the last time you checked if your car’s headlights, taillights and turn indicators were working properly? Many motorists take them for granted and never even think about them ... until one day they find themselves practically invisible and pulled over on the side of …
BuzzOver 3,000 New BMWs and MINIs Left to Rot in Vancouver
At a time when many dealer lots are eerily empty due to the chip shortage and other production delays, you could have a hard time wrapping your head around the fact that more than 3,000 new BMW and MINI cars have been left abandoned in a Vancouver lot… for nearly …
BuzzSpectre Type 10: A Very Unique Mini Restomod Made in Canada
Honda -powered MINIs have been part of the automotive landscape for a while now. The swap isn’t quick and easy, but it is definitely logical and brings an efficient and powerful mill that lasts under the hood of a classic that will never go out of style. Vancouver-based Spectre Vehicle …
NewsExclusive MINI Countryman Boardwalk Has Just Landed in Canada
If you’re a fan of the big MINI—that would be the MINI Countryman —the company has some exciting news: following the 2021 model update, a limited Boardwalk Edition joins the lineup for 2022. As MINI Canada director Mat Sayer points out, the unique Boardwalk design pays tribute to the famous …
NewsLast Gasoline-powered MINI to be Built in 2025
At the BMW Group Annual Conference today, Chairman Oliver Zipse announced that MINI will be the first BMW Group brand to go fully electric. More specifically, the automaker will release the last model with a combustion-engine variant in 2025. By the early 2030s, MINI will be exclusively fully electric. It’s …
NewsMINI Plans to Get Rid of All Leather Interiors
Environmental efforts by automakers go beyond electrifying their powertrains. For some, going green also means incorporating eco-friendly or sustainable materials. MINI , for one, plans to completely ditch leather interiors—and sooner rather than later. It’s a trend that’s gaining momentum particularly among manufacturers of electric cars like Teslas or the …
NewsMINI 3 Door, 5 Door, Convertible Get Facelift and More for 2022
The third generation of the modern MINI is getting another important update following the one that was performed in 2019, confirming that a full redesign is not planned for the near future. Unveiled on Tuesday, the refreshed and improved 2022 MINI 3 Door , 5 Door and Convertible models will …

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Test Drive: The 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman
The Mini is not so mini anymore. Graeme decides if that's a good thing or not. For more stories about the 2018 Mini Clubman, hit the link - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/mini/clubman/2018/ To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website …
Episodes
Motoring TV 2005 Episode 4
Challenge Bibendum 2005 Mini Ragtop Health of tires becomes obvious in wet and wintry weather Volvo 3CC How disc brakes work Quit blaming the car for air pollution.
Motoring TV
MOTORING TV: Compact Crossover of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held its 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Compact Crossover category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: Mini Cooper S Roadster vs. go-kart
You've no doubt heard the comparison at least a few times: The Mini Cooper handles like a go-kart. A man who's familiar with go-karts, having raced them for years, Russ Bond decided to put the comparison to bed with a head-to-head featuring the Mini Cooper S Roadster and a Jonak …
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Test Drive: 2015 Mini Cooper
When Mini fans learned that the third-gen car would be bigger than its predecessor, there was certainly some shock. "Well, take a chill pill, folks," Graeme Fletcher says, "because the increase in size is good for interior space but it does absolutely nothing to detract from the little car that …
Video Reviews
Test Drive: 2015 Mini Cooper S 5-Door
The Mini brand continues to grow—both literally and figuratively—culminating in this: The 2015 Mini 5-Door. While not as large as the Countryman, the newest Mini model adds a pair of rear doors and a decent-sized trunk to its cutesy image. On this edition of Test Drive, Graeme Fletcher has a …