Ok all you MF readers. You read the site daily. You know these little cars backwards and forwards. So we’ve compiled what we think are the biggest stories of the year. But now we need you to tell us which one was your favorite. So you tell us what the biggest, most interesting, most important story you saw on MF this year.
Now that’s you’ve had your chance, let us tell you about some of our favorite stories of the year. A few may not have gotten the attention of the stories above, but in our minds they were the gems of 2009.
This year saw the release of a couple excellent videos celebrating the brand’s 50th anniversary. With all the stories, reviews, links and general excitement throughout the year, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss them. They’re definitely work a click.
We talked about this in the past, but it does seem that the MINI E is having a hard time dealing with cold weather.
Remember that time you left your phone in the car on a cold night when you went to dinner, and when you got back to it, the battery was nearly dead because it had gotten so cold? Yeah, that would be happening a lot if you had an electric car that didnâ€™t take temperature into account. And so the testers of BMW Mini Es are finding out in cold weather: range seems to be reduced by half in 23Â° temperatures.
We would be interested in hearing about how the cold weather is affecting you in your MINI E. Sound off in the comments.
We’d like to wish everyone happy holidays as we close out 2009. It’s been an incredible year at MotoringFile and we owe it all to you the readers. So with that in mind we present you a (huge) desktop wallpaper for your downloading pleasure of the above image. Consider it our present to you.
We’ll be taking the next few days off (or at least trying to) as we gear up for next week, next year and of course the Detroit Auto Show. So until then, thanks and cheers!
Head of MINI Design Gert Hildebrand got together with Autocar to talk about the Beachcomber concept and how it relates to the rest of the MINI range. It’s a thorough introduction of not only the idea but the design in detail. Especially knowing that we are looking at what is essentially an R60 (albeit with bigger tires, cut-out doors and plenty of detailed styling changes).
Hey guess what gang? You do get one more show this year to close out 2009. Turns out some pretty exiting news hit MotoringFile.com last week so the 3 of us got together to talk about just that. That’s right, three of us tonight, just like the old days.
We all hope that all y’all have a great holiday and New Year!
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