Active safety is thus increased. The Mini Cooper features three trim levels. Industry awards include recognition for Strategic Vision, and industry awards include 2001 Car of the Year Auto Express Magazine , 2002-2006 Most Appealing Compact Car J. The former is a bit more insidious, as you may not notice the oil leaking out, it has a tendency to run down the front of the block and blow away when driving. John Cooper, of the Cooper Car Company, saw a potential in the Mini to create a motorsports version of the Mark Mini. Braking safely, refer to page 93.
Online Edition for Part no. The Mini Cooper has had a decent safety record, although with several faults and minor issues. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. . Online Edition for Part no. Classic Mini owners tend to look down their noses at the modern retro-look cars, but even in the latter there's the same kind of jostling for position that you see among M3 owners. Here's how to find room for a Mini in your life.
Later versions saw increases to 210hp and eventually 215hp. Online Edition for Part no. Online Edition for Part no. Make sure you grab your Mini Cooper repair manual today. The R53 Mini Cooper S is a machine that stirs the emotions: fondness, frustration, and pure driving joy. This device must not cause harmful interfer- locking. Intermediate settings and colors are possible.
Releasing the button interrupts the closing process. To switch off the interior lamps permanently, press the button for about 3 seconds. The brand was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. Mini 2004 brought a mild facelift for all Mini variants, and the John Cooper Works package became available for the first time. It was built as a performance version, and was also successful as a rally car. Throughout the 1960s, its engine capacity rose with the 76bhp 1275cc S series car.
Because the Cooper S comes with such a rigid suspension, the sheetmetal can take a real beating from rough roads. The set- tings are stored for the remote control currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on page 18. Lights up in red: Service appointment overdue Arrange a service appointment. The more things change, the more they stay the same. With a new four-cylinder 1. In its final year, the R53 got a few special-edition models and unique cosmetic upgrades, but there's really no advantage to buying an '06 over an '05 apart from mileage and condition. Curb weight was just above 2600lbs, and a six-speed manual transmission was the only option.
Available only as a hatchback, the Mini Cooper is a stylish and functional update with a central audio system pod, tilt wheel, seating that has been modified to provide the ultimate in comfort and the new Mini is longer than its predecessor. Don't waste time calling around to your local bookstores or waiting for a repair manual to arrive by mail. Have the system acceleration checked without delay. The Mini was Issigonis's response to the Suez fuel crises England and others were suffering at the time. During the 70s and 80s, the Mini lost some of its iconic status, but was re-launched in the 90s.
Yes, it's bigger than the 1960s swinger, but the early Frank Stephenson design just keeps looking better as modern traffic gets ever more overwrought. Microfilter The microfilter captures dust and pollen. Industry awards include recognition for Strategic Vision, and industry awards include 2001 Car of the Year Auto Express Magazine , 2002-2006 Most Appealing Compact Car J. Community: Mini One of the more unusual things about the Mini community is how divided it is. Everything about this last-hurrah is unique, and it blends some of the suspension and aerodynamic enhancements of the next-generation car with the rawness of the early Mini. The Cooper featured an 848 cc engine, while the S had a 1071 cc engine.
The early-2000s Cooper S also drives better, thanks to a zippy supercharged engine, great steering, and willing chassis. Note, however, that late production cars come with larger lug bolt holes, so getting aftermarket wheels to fit might be an issue. The latter was caused by a lack of proper padding in early cars, leading to the paint getting rubbed off. Rattles, creaking, suspension misalignment, and mechanical failures were all common in the first year. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide John Cooper the next owner with important operating, safety and mainte- Works nance information.