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Why choose a MINI Convertible for your next car


The MINI convertible is one of those cars that drivers can desire with both their heads, and their hearts. Sure, it’s not quite as practical as some four-door cars of the same size, and the MINI’s interior is beaten on space by some. But, it is reasonably well sized and very well laid out, and about as safe and reliable as any in its segment.

The MINI convertible has proven to be a popular choice with contract lease customers, especially now that there are a full range of frugal petrol and diesel engines on offer throughout the range, to help keep taxation costs a little bit lower. Drivers that want to enjoy a little more fun in their driving life and want to feel the blast of the wind through their hair can go for the MINI convertible and have all that fun, without sacrificing the latest in technology, safety and comfort. That’s why the MINI convertible is popular year after year.

Available as a whole host of different model variants, the MINI convertible range really does offer something for everyone who’s a fan of the funky new MINI shape. And judging by the sales figures, that’s almost everybody!

The summer is almost thankfully upon us, and very soon we’ll all be looking with a little touch of jealousy at those who are enjoying the convertible side of motoring life, with the roof down and their favourite tunes up. And if you too are thinking of a convertible car as your next car, then the cheeky MINI convertible is surely worthy of your consideration.

The MINI convertible is a classy-looking drop-top that looks as good with its roof up as it does with its roof down. While convertible cars may not be as practical as their hard-top cousins, on a sunny British summer day, there won’t be many who’ll care for practicalities when driving their drop-top MINI. When the winter comes around again, the MINI convertible’s high quality fabric roof will keep the occupants just as cosy and comfortable as the hatchback car would.

Just in case your new MINI convertible isn’t funky enough, there is a huge range of customisation options available at the time of ordering your brand new car. Everything from new and bigger wheels, special paint colours and comfy new carpet trims, can be ordered to spice up your MINI exactly the way you want it. All of this means that your MINI convertible won’t be the same as the one next door. Hopefully!

Other choices to make for your new MINI convertible will be the engine under its curvy bonnet. From the small and frugal to the big and fast; there is a comprehensive range of the very latest in engine technology to choose from. Petrol or diesel, turbocharged or naturally aspirated; there’s a motor for every budget and every driving style with the latest range of MINI convertible cars. At the very top of the MINI convertible range sits the John Cooper Works, which is inspired by the John Cooper Works team that used to pep up the original range of Minis, back in the 1960s. These days none of the reliability is sacrificed to make the hotter MINIs go much faster, so if you want speed and reliability, you’re in the right place.

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Ultimate Movie Cars


Hollywood: where all the rules go out the window and literally anything is possible. No wonder, then, that we’ve seen so many incredible automobiles on the silver screen over the years.
In no particular order, here’s some of our favourite movie cars of all time.

Mini Cooper, The Italian Job (1969)
A trio of Mini Coopers featured in what’s possibly the most famous movie car chase of all time, ducking and diving their way through the Turin traffic. A dedicated fan has recently taken parts from the sixteen cars used during filming – which were scrapped soon after – to restore three to their former glory.

’77 Pontiac Trans Am, Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
The Trans Am should have got star billing for its prominent role in this action comedy. The filmmakers used four cars to complete the films many challenging stunts, and all four were totally trashed by the time the picture wrapped.

The Tumbler, Batman Begins (2005)
Batman’s always had pretty awesome cars, but The Tumbler took it to a whole new level… It cost $250,000 to build each of the four cars used in the film, one of which featured an actual jet engine, and the design and development process took nine months.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Six models of this vintage inspired car were created for filming, including a road-worthy one that could actually be driven (though its lack of manoeuvrability made this pretty tricky); bizarrely, it’s rumoured that filmmaker Peter Jackson is the current owner of this version of the car…

’32 Ford, American Graffiti (1973)
This coming of age film perfectly captures a moment in time, and the cars featured play an important role in creating exactly the right kind of look and feel. Interesting fact: the license number on Milner’s car is ‘THX 138’, which is a reference to one of George Lucas’ first film, THX 1138.

DeLorean DMC-12, Back to the Future (1985)
This four-wheeled time machine with distinctive gull-wing doors became a true Eighties icon. And, as the movie car was just a modified version of a widely available model, film fans could actually buy their very own DeLorean (time travelling ability not included, of course).

Herbie, The Love Bug (1969)
A Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, Herbie was much loved by film audiences – so much so that his film debut was followed up by numerous sequels, including 2005’s Herbie: Fully Loaded.

Greased Lightnin, Grease (1978)
During the course of this ever-popular musical, a clapped out 1948 Ford Convertible is converted into a sleek, high performance machine that made the girls come running, wins the race – and even flies off into the distance at the end.

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