MINI Information:MINI emerged in 1961 as a sub brand of the British Motor Corporation. The standard Mini had just 34 horsepower, but its small size and stylized design made it ideal for urban driving. The company also introduced the Mini Cooper S, which offered about twice the power as the standard model and made a splash in the world of rally racing.
During the 60s, the car's popularity surged, and there were many different models available in the U.S. as well as in England. The car company pulled out of the American market in the 70s, 80s and 90s, but came back in the early 2000s with the Mini Cooper hatchback. MINI is now a subsidiary of BMW, and many of the parts used to build the Mini Cooper series are BMW designs, which have a reputation for being reliable.
These days, drivers can choose from the seven different models, including the smaller coupe and roadster and the bigger Clubman and Countryman. Most models come in the standard trim level as well as the Cooper S, a sportier version for a bit more power under the hood. The standard Mini Cooper starts at $20,400 new, so drivers on a budget might want to seek out used options to stay in their budget.
New Jersey State Auto Auction carries a number of used MINI models, so drivers in the New York/New Jersey area can stop by to check out the selection. Every vehicle on the lot is CARFAX certified, so car shoppers will know they're driving away in a reliable used MINI.