Kia Soul X-Line driving on dirt trail
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Kia Soul Turbo Worth the Extra Cash?

With the Kia Soul Turbo, you get a lot more power. But is paying to have more horsepower in this little hamster SUV worth it? Let’s see what the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo can do compared to rivals like the Mazda CX-30.  How is the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo?  You can get started in the …

Mini Cooper driving over a crosswalk
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Buying a Used Mini Cooper a Good Idea?

The Mini Cooper is a fun and quirky car that drives like an oversized go-kart. They’re easily customizable and can be pretty quick with some modifications. Best of all, you can currently find a used Cooper or Cooper S for relatively cheap almost anywhere nationwide. The only problem is that they are known for having …

A 2020 Jeep Renegade navigating through water
Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Jeep Renegade Has 1 Clunky Problem

The 2020 Jeep Renegade is pretty great all around. It just has one clunky problem. This issue isn’t exactly a deal-breaker, though, and could even be considered subjective. See if the Jeep Renegade is the right fit or if it needs to be avoided.  The 2020 Jeep Renegade is slow  When you see a cute …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

These 2020 Cars Are Plunging In Value

It is amazing that picking the right car or truck will get you more money once you sell it than others. There are certain cars that just take a huge drop even a year after their purchase new.  So why not soldier on with the heap you’re driving and wait until the car of your …

Mini Cooper driving over a crosswalk

What’s So Special About Mini Cooper?

Subcompact cars aren’t as popular as they used to be, but brands like Mini are still holding strong. Mini’s legendary Mini Cooper has a quirky sense of style that appeals to many drivers. But what’s so special about Mini Cooper besides its looks? The Mini Cooper and its “go-kart” handling  As we’ve said before, there’s nothing like a Mini. Sure …

Mini Cooper driving over a crosswalk
Sedans & Coupes

Each of the Most Common Mini Cooper Problems Cost Thousands to Fix

The Mini or Mini Cooper (stylized as MINI on emblems) made its debut in 1969 in Britain. It was initially manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) until 1994 when BMW acquired the brand. Even after BMW took over production and began featuring traditional BMW characteristics, it remained an icon of the 1960s. Some car enthusiasts consider …

Mini Cooper SE Electric parked in the city
Autos

3 Reasons to Avoid the 2021 Mini Cooper

What’s up with the Mini Cooper these days? Is it still a popular compact convertible? At one point, they were cool enough to be in, ‘An Italian Job,’ a bank robbery movie. So, what happened? Why aren’t people into the 2021 Mini Cooper?  Reasons to avoid the 2021 Mini Cooper  1. The Mini Cooper is …

2018 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

Don’t Let These Reliable Small SUVs Fool You

Large and midsize SUVs have become incredibly popular in recent years. Thanks to its size, a big SUV is perfect for families or anyone who frequently takes long road trips. However, there are also plenty of small SUVs that are so reliable that they shouldn’t be ignored. A small SUV usually seats five passengers, so …

2020 Mini Cooper SE Electric
Sedans & Coupes

Is the Mini Cooper a Reliable Car?

We love the Mini Cooper because of its unmatched driving dynamics and dashing style. You don’t have to look further than the Mini for a fun-to-drive car that’s ideal for city living. But just how reliable is the Mini Cooper? What Consumer Reports says about the Mini Cooper We can’t deny how fun the original Mini Cooper is, but it has …

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Best Used All-Wheel-Drive Cars Under $10k

As someone who was born and raised in Florida — you know, where it never snows or gets cold in general — I never realized that all-wheel-drive cars and vehicles were for anything other than off-roading. My first all-wheel-drive vehicle was an Audi A7, and it was one of my favorite daily drivers of all …

2020 Mini Cooper SE Electric

3 Reasons to Pick the Mini Cooper Over the Buick Encore

The Buick Encore is a sweet subcompact SUV that’s ideal for city driving. With the Encore, you get a pleasant, safe, and reliable ride.  There are even a few reasons to choose the Encore over a fan-favorite like the Mini Cooper. However, the Mini Cooper lineup is undeniably fun and distinctive. Here are a few …

2020 Buick Encore GX parked downtown.

3 Reasons to Pick the Buick Encore Over the Mini Cooper

When we think of fun cars to drive around the city, the Mini Cooper is an easy first choice. Although the Mini is undoubtedly fun, it’s not the most practical option by any means. If you are looking for a compact city driver that offers more value, you should consider the Buick Encore. The Encore …

Red 1965 Mini Cooper S racing in the snow at Monte Carlo
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Make Your Own Mini Cooper Off-Road Racer

You can have fun racing off-road with unconventional vehicles—and the Mini Cooper can be one of them. Just like classic Porsches and Mazda Miatas have been converted for rallying, so can Britain’s iconic hatchback. And not just in the modern day—the Mini starting racing off-road almost from the start. The Mini Cooper’s off-road rally racing …

Mini Cooper Convertible parked near a beach
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Pick the Right MINI for You

There’s nothing like driving a Mini Cooper. You don’t go for the Mini because it’s the most practical option; you go with the Mini because it’s fun. Because of this, many enthusiasts say that this luxury car deserves to be in a class of its own. Yes, the Mini is a joy ride, but it …

Forget the Fiat 500X and Go for the Mini Cooper Countryman Instead

You might have already heard, but the Fiat 500X is not a good choice for a subcompact SUV. The best aspects of the 500X are its adorable exterior and upscale cabin, other than that, there isn’t much to this vehicle. The passenger space and cargo room are lacking, even for a subcompact. It also has …

Cars

2020 Mini Cooper: There Still Isn’t Anything Quite Like a MINI

“For drivers who like their cars to be more than mere transportation, there’s nothing else like a MINI.” A MINI Cooper is a great car to have for almost any daily occasion. They are fantastic daily drivers and make great first cars for new drivers getting practice. For a small car, they provide a surprising …

Kia Soul EV
Hybrids & Electrics

Is The Mini Cooper SE Or Kia Soul EV Better?

When it comes to the Kia Soul EV and Mini Cooper SE, you can sing it’s electric and do the hustle. Alright, setting our lame dad jokes about these funky little cars aside, the Kia and Mini both deserve attention as affordable electric models, but which one is better?  The Mini Cooper SE Vs. Kia …