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The new MINI owned by BMW was inspired by the earlier generations that lasted from 1959- 2000. Since the release of the new MINI in 2001 there have been 2 generations. In Australia the 2nd generation vehicles available are the MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, MINI Cooper Cabrio and the MINI Cooper Countryman.

MINI Reviews

2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report one

We've got a Mini Cooper S Clubman as part of our long-term fleet.

2015 Mini John Cooper Works: Week with Review

Dave and the CarAdvice Melbourne office share a week with the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works - the most powerful series production Mini yet...

2016 Mini Clubman Review

Mini as a brand has grown substantially from the days of just making cute little hatchbacks in their iconic shapes. But now with the Clubman, the brand is venturing out further than it has ever done before.

2016 Mini Clubman Review

Tim heads to Sweden to drive the world's smallest six-door: the Mini Clubman.

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MINI Videos

CarAdvice helps Movember raise millions for men's health

CarAdvice has helped the Movember Foundation of Australia raise more than $15.7 million dollars for men's health across the country. Thanks to our highly motivated, 20-strong Movember team – and a huge number of generous donations – CarAdvice managed to raise an impressive four-figure total towards the betterment of prostate and testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity...

2016 Mini Convertible : 2015 LA Auto Show

The new Mini Cooper convertible might look a lot like the old Mini Cooper convertible, but it's got some subtle new design elements up its sleeve.  ...

2016 Mini Clubman Review : International Launch

Read the article here. It’s expected that a new generation of any vehicle will gain extra equipment, though very rarely is another door part of that enhanced specification, as is the case with the 2016 Mini Clubman...

CarAdvice does Movember 2015 - join our team and raise money for men's health

Read the article here. CarAdvice Movember 2015 October is done and dusted, it’s nearly Christmas, and then it’s the new year. But while for some the arrival of the year’s second last month signifies mere panic, for others it represents an important four weeks for men’s health – Movember...

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MINI Comparisons

Audi A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI v Mini 5 Door One : Affordable premium hatchback comparison test

Just because a brand is considered to be prestigious doesn’t mean it can’t have a wallet-friendly offering in its line-up. That’s exactly the case for these two vehicles – the 2015 Audi A1 1.0 TFSI and the 2015 Mini 5 Door One – because the pitch behind these compact five-door hatchbacks is to offer an affordable entry point to each of their respective ranges...

Audi A1 v Mini Cooper : Comparison review

‘Premium light’ is a term for more than just watered-down beer charged exorbitantly at the footy. The reborn Mini Cooper and original Audi A1 each ask around double that of similarly sized hatchbacks, which start from around $15K, but their makers would argue they are big on flavour and … well, premium-ness. For buyers living in the big smoke, they should be close to ideal...

Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review

The new-generation Mini is all grown-up. So can the Cooper S cut it against one of its toughest rivals?

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MINI News

2016 Mini Convertible pricing and specifications

The new Mini Convertible will cost a highly competitive $37,900 plus on-road costs at entry level when it launches in Australia in the second quarter of 2016. Mini Australia announced pricing on its new front-wheel drive convertible today. The $37,900 price applies to the Cooper with a standard six-speed automatic. The Cooper S version will cost $45,400...

2017 Mini Countryman spy photos

The second-generation Mini Countryman crossover has been spied in Europe's snow strewn northern reaches. Unlike earlier prototypes, this latest pre-production Countryman does without any false body panels. Stylistically, the new SUV doesn't stray far from the template laid out by the brand's original SUV with Mini styling cues stretched to fit a crossover body...

2016 Mini Convertible: Australian debut set for second quarter

The new 2016 Mini Convertible will go on sale in Europe from early March, the company has confirmed, after having first appeared late last year. Premiering on the stands of the 2015 Tokyo motor show, the new Cooper Convertible (formerly Cabrio) was initially pencilled in for a mid-2016 debut...

Mini Clubman All4 revealed: AWD wagon ruled out for Australia

The Mini Clubman All4 has been unveiled, with the new all-wheel-drive wagon designed first and foremost for the US and European markets. The new all-drive version of the Mini Clubman is available with both the entry-level three-cylinder turbo engine in the Cooper and the more powerful, sportier Cooper S 2...

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MINI Owner Reviews

2008 Mini Cooper Review

A cold, winters morning at the nation's action track, Winton Motor Raceway in northern Victoria. Thankfully it's dry as I'm here for another weekend in my favourite car. The car in question is a fully race prepared, fire breathing MINI. This MINI is unlike many other MINIs in Australia...

2002 Mini Cooper Review

I must admit that I did get a little carried away with the whole driving in the UK thing. After driving every day since I acquired my drivers licence on the morning of my 18th birthday in my native Melbourne, the 3 months of travelling that halted all driving experiences here in Europe, around some of the best driving roads in the world mind you, was enough to get me to run straight into the shiny arms of an R53 BMW Mini Cooper S...

2007 Mini Cooper Review

I've had this car for approximately 2 years and am a very happy and satisfied owner. It's a 2007 R56 (2nd gen) MINI Cooper finished in "Sparkling Silver Metallic" (A light champagne gold colour) optioned with the Chrome Line package. This car is a testament to the philosophy that a car does not have to be powerful in order to be fun to drive...

2009 Mini Cooper Review

Go-kart handling, many car makers promise it but rarely do they deliver on that promise. When BMW bought the Mini brand, car enthusiasts were sceptical but had high hopes that the purveyors of the Ultimate Driving Machine would bless the rebirth of the iconic hatch with similar traits. And boy, did they deliver...

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