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Vitamin D-A-D: Top 10 Convertibles to Keep Dad Happy

To celebrate Father’s Day, we’ve collected a list of 10 cars that should keep dad happy. Not only are the following set of wheels fun to drive, but they have tops that fold away (or come off), giving dad plenty of access to sunlight, which happens to be a great ...
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What Does That Do? Top 10 Car Features With Amusing Names

Our desktops are usually cluttered with features and spec charts full of info that rarely surprise us. But once in a while an item will make us pause and ask, “hmm, what the heck does that do?” Listed below are just 10 examples of car features with interesting names and ...
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TOTD: What’s Your Favorite New Car Interior Color Scheme?

In recent years, many automakers have reduced their interior color offerings to just three standard colors: black, gray, and tan. Now, automakers are beginning to offer more exciting interior color offerings, and in today’s Thread of the Day, we want to know which new car interior color schemes are your ...
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We Hear: Mercedes Planning Mini-Fighting X-Class Cars

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are known rivals, but a new report from Automobile suggests that the German automaker from Stuttgart is gunning for BMW’s Mini division and BMW’s own upcoming front-drive model with a new subcompact X-Class range. Thanks to its partnership with Renault-Nissan, Mercedes will have access to a flexible shared ...
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We Hear: BMW 1 Series RWD Sedan Arriving in 2015, Mini Preparing Wagon

BMW’s Mini brand has expanded significantly since the marque’s rebirth in 2001, growing to include six models. That growth is expected to continue over the next decade and even lead to a couple front-drive BMW variants including a small minivan and compact wagon. A report from Automotive News looks into ...
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Mini’s Oxford Plant Turns 100, More Than 11.6 Million Cars Produced

Mini’s Oxford assembly plant is the third-oldest mass-production car facility in the world, and this month it celebrates its 100-year anniversary. As one might expect, the plant has a storied history and a long tally of cars produced. So far, the plant has manufactured more than 2.25 million Minis, including the ...
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Thread of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Sub-150-hp Car?

If we gave you the choice between a high-horsepower car and a vehicle with only moderate output, odds are that most of you would pick the one with the most impressive horsepower figure. Judging from some of your comments, the amount of horsepower a car has is literally the only ...
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BMW Brings Back the Oil Burner, Confirms 2.0-liter I-4 Diesel for U.S. Market

If you thought the death of the 335d sedan meant BMW was slowly killing off its U.S.-market diesel cars, think again. BMW announced this morning that it’ll produce both a four- and six-cylinder diesel engine for the U.S. market, and one or both could be heading straight for the venerable ...
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Brighter Future: Interior Lighting Options to Increase by 2016

Car shoppers usually have a good idea of their exterior and interior colors preferences, but they probably pay little attention to what hue is emitted by their vehicle’s interior lighting. Auto supplier Hella, however, predicts demand for personalized interior lighting is growing and is working to offer more options for ...
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Not a Typo: Remote-Controlled Mini Mini EV Reports for Olympic Duty

We thought we’d seen the smallest Mini with the Coupe and Rocketman concept, but the automaker has prepared yet another pint-sized creation that debuts at the Olympics. The appropriately named Mini Mini is the newest addition to the fleet of Olympic cars, but unlike the BMW 1 Series ActiveE and ...
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