Happy 7th Birthday MINI USA

Seven years ago on March 22nd 2002 the first MINI dealers in the US opened their doors. While this may be US specific I think the enthusiasm of that time translates well...

Ask MF: The Best Place to Find Used MINIs

This week’s Ask MF comes from Demian: >I wanted to let you know that your website is a great one! I daily check for updates and info. In regards to used minis,...

Ask MF: R53, R56, R60 – What Does it Mean?

We’re reposting this Ask MF originally from last year due to a number of similar questions we’ve gotten over the last few weeks. This week’s “Ask MotoringFile” comes from Dave M and...

Common Issues: Power Steering Failure

A very interesting story over at BBC sent into us recently concerning Power Steering issues on R50/R53 MINIs. >BMW’s customer service told Heather this wasn’t a common fault, which is surprising because...

Ask MF: Which MINI Should I Buy?

This is a question we get asked quite a bit around these parts. It’s also a question that we have covered in a few older episodes of White Roof Radio. MF Reader...

200K Miles in an ’03 R50

It’s official as you can see from the photo. My MINI eclipsed the 200,000 mile mark recently and thought it would be a good time to give you my thoughts about this...

Official MINI Steering Stop DIY

If you have 18″ OEM MINI wheels on your car put on by the dealer, odds are you have the steering stop installed on your car. The reason? Apparently under extreme circumstances...

Katrina Cars Still Around

Buyer beware. From ABC news, a story about a MINI that was damaged during Katrina, ended up in Kansas City then sold to an unsuspecting buyer in South America. >Sight unseen, Vargas...

R50 Designer Frank Stephenson Joins McLaren

Frank Stephenson, lead design of the R50 MINI, has joined the McLaren as its Design Director. That’s according to the Cardesignews.com. Here’s an excerpt from the site: >”McLaren is pleased to confirm...