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MINI of Santa Monica Attains LEED Platinum Status

November 5th, 2020 by

  Exciting news is happening at MINI of Santa Monica located at 1402 Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica, California.  This magnificent dealership has recently attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, the highest status attainable for a green building, from the US Green Building Council in Washington D.C.   This honor has…

Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

February 28th, 2019 by
Relaxed happy woman on summer travel vacation to the coast leaning out car sunroof with the sea on background.

Many people use the terms sunroof and moonroof interchangeably, but did you know there is a difference between the two? While both can let in the fresh Mar Vista air and make the interior of your car feel more open and spacious, there are design differences. Find out how these two popular features differ with MINI of Santa Monica….

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Car Personality Test

February 8th, 2019 by
Mini Models Parked in Street

Are you ready for a new vehicle, but are left wondering, “What car should I buy?” At MINI of Santa Monica we can help you answer that question. Your car does more than take you around Los Angeles: it’s a reflection of your personality, taking care of your needs while exuding your distinctive style. You’re drawn to particular models, brands,…

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What is a Good Interest Rate on a Car Loan?

January 4th, 2019 by
Finance Expert Using Calculator

Looking to avoid paying too much on your car loan? Looking to get a good interest rate on your car loan? MINI of Santa Monica is here to help! Of course, your monthly car loan and your interest rate depends on your credit score. Fortunately, the team at MINI of Santa Monica will break it down. Read more to learn the…

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Can You Lease a Used Car?

January 4th, 2019 by
Man Driving MINI Convertible with California License Plate

Leasing a used car isn’t common. However, some dealerships do offer it. Generally, used car leases are part of a certified pre-owned program. As of this writing, there are only a few brands that don’t offer used car lease contracts: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, and GMC. If you’re interested in leasing a used model, you’ll…

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MINI Cooper Reliability

December 3rd, 2018 by
Blue MINI Cooper on road

One of the most common questions Los Angeles shoppers ask us is, “Are MINI Coopers reliable?” With comprehensive coverage, impressive safety ratings, and an award-winning reputation, MINI is one of the most reliable car brands around. From the MINI Cooper Base to the MINI Clubman to the MINI Countryman, each offers superior warranty protection and safety…

What Your Car Color Says About You

October 25th, 2018 by
Silver MINI 4-Door in Pinewood Room

One way of dealing with Los Angeles traffic is to drive a car you love, and there are plenty of fun-to-drive MINI models for sale near Culver City at MINI of Santa Monica. As you’re browsing through these stylish MINIs, you may find certain colors catch your eye more than others. So what does your car…

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MINI of Santa Monica’s Used Car Checklist

October 17th, 2018 by

Those thinking about buying a pre-owned vehicle near Los Angeles already know there are plenty of used cars for sale at MINI of Santa Monica. But what are the questions you should be asking when considering buying a used car? Find out with this used car buying guide from the team at our Santa Monica MINI dealership….

How to Calculate Your Car Payment Online

August 23rd, 2018 by
Online shopping

Payment Calculator What’s a Good Interest Rate on a Car Loan? Buying a new or used vehicle is big step, so it helps to plan ahead. Wondering how to calculate your car payment online? With MINI of Santa Monica’s handy payment calculator, it’s easier than you might think to get a car loan estimate. So, when you’re shopping…

How Much Do MINI Coopers Weigh?

June 29th, 2018 by
2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door profile view in front of store front

MINI Reliability New Vehicles   If you’re thinking about buying a MINI Hardtop 2-Door near Mar Vista, then you may be asking yourself what can fit inside a MINI, and how much weight can MINI Coopers support. MINI Cooper Curb Weight – Depending on the configuration you choose, the curb weight of a MINI Cooper…

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