MotoringFile’s Best of 2008

What a year for MINI enthusiasts. The new Clubman, the new JCW and the continued evolution of the R56. Not to mention new performance products for the R53 and tons of new cars on the horizon. So we’re going to take a look back on 2008 and give you our top ten stories on MotoringFile based on number of comments, number of page views and how important each story was to us.

10: MINI Crossover Concept Official Release

9: MF 1st Drive: ’08 Clubman JCW

8: Fiat to Sell Cars at MINI Dealers in the US / BMW Group & Fiat Officially Sign “Memorandum of Understanding”

7: MF/BF Review: ’08 BMW 135i

6: 2010 MINI Convertible Officially Debuts

5: R56 MCS Cold Start Issue / Update

4: 2010 MINI Mid-Life Cycle Refresh

3: MF Review: JCW Stage I vs Stage II


2: MF 1st Drive: Clubman S

…and the number one story of the year published on MotoringFile…

1: MF Review: ’09 JCW Coupe

Written By: Gabe

  • JonPD

    I concur Gabe, Motoringfile had a great year. I agree with your top three, although I would switch it up a bit. The Stage 1 vs Stage 2 was my favorite of the year, followed by the JCW Mini story then the Clubman S first drive.

    Keep up the good work and lets hope for an equally successful 2009.

  • C4

    Awesome year indeed! And don’t forget MTTS…

  • http://www.gbmini.net Ian C.

    The new convertible is a 2010?

  • bluzeke

    I’ll always remember it as the year Gabe kinda . . . just . . . drifted . . . AWAY. ;-(


  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    Here’s to another great MotoringFile year! Thanks for keeping us informed.

  • James

    No MINI E?

  • Blainestang

    Hmm… maybe it’s just me, but it seems the link to the #1 story is broken. ???

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