Mar 18th, 2013
A few months ago we introduced the concept of MotoringFile Spec. The idea was simple. Over the years, we’ve fielded hundreds of spec-related questions from readers. What packages should they choose? What accessories are must-haves? We’ve seen them all. So what if we spec’d our own cars with a few unique touches? With this idea and the help of MINI Chicago the idea become real.
Our first car, MF01, was ordered as loaded as they come and topped $45,000. Yet, it sold rather quickly to a long time reader and MINI owner who was looking for something unique and (as you guessed it) fully decked out. However, what about those of us looking for a little more price-conscious MINI with fewer options? That’s the idea behind MF02, and that’s where we want your help. continued →
Feb 26th, 2013
MF01 – our first collaboration with a MINI dealer to create a MotoringFile approved MINI has officially found a buyer. The gentlemen (who wishes to remain anonymous) took delivery of the car a week ago. Congrats to him and of course a big thank you to MINI of Chicago for partnering with us on this first car.
That brings us to what is next. And for that we would like to turn to you. What would you like to see on our second MotorigFile Spec MINI? continued →
Jan 28th, 2013
A few months ago we introduced the concept of MotoringFile Spec. Over the years, we’ve fielded hundreds of spec-related questions from readers. What packages should they choose? What accessories are must-haves? We’ve seen them all.
Well what if readers could actually buy a car spec’d by MotoringFile? Now you can. We’ve partnered with MINI of Chicago to pre-spec a series of MINIs that will be known as MotoringFile Editions. These cars are based on the existing MINI options and accessories available to US customers, but chosen with MINI enthusiasts in mind.
The first of those cars, MF01, has finally arrived at MINI of Chicago. For those who wondered how MotoringFile would spec a JCW, this is our first answer (of many). This first MotoringFile Edition car is a loaded, White Silver JCW hardtop that features a wide range of options and MINI accessories. The focus of the exterior is a high-contrast look. Black on white with a number of key touches that make this MINI as bold as it is bright. Yet while MF01 is nearly entirely outfitted with off-the-shelf choices from MINI’s massive options and accessories list, there is one rather unique feature.
Dec 6th, 2012
A few months back we announced a series of limited edition MINIs created with our help by MINI of Chicago. Yet the first of those special editions, a White Silver JCW, should have been in a owner’s hands by now. What gives? As bad luck would have it, our MF Spec, 2013 JCW was included in a production delay that pushed all new JCWs back to November start dates. On the bright side, the delay has given us some time to gear up for the car’s debut, and MINI of Chicago has responded by including a MF-exclusive bonus of $1,000 in free JCW accessories to the buyer.
Aug 7th, 2012
For ten years, we here at MotoringFile have been spec’ing cars on MINIUSA’s Configurator, some of which we’ve even bought with our own money. We’ve also spent seat time in every MINI in the lineup, past and present. This gives us a unique perspective on what’s available from MINI. It’s a good thing too, because as long as we’ve been at this, we’ve also been fielding questions from readers about how to properly equip a MINI. Now we’re taking the next logical step.
Today we’re proud to announce MotoringFile Spec. MotoringFile has partnered with MINI of Chicago to create a handful of cars, each carefully crafted as the ultimate everyday MINI for enthusiasts. From JCWs to Coopers, we’ll be using our knowledge of MINI options and accessories to create a series of MINIs aimed squarely at the readers of MotoringFile. Today we introduce the first car in the series: The 01.